Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke and ex wife Paula Patton are locked in a bitter fight over custody of their six year old son.
The 41 year old actress requested an emergency hearing in LA yesterday to ask a judge to restrict her ex’s access to their son Julian. She wants Thicke to only have monitored daytime visits, however, the judge denied her request for an emergency hearing as there wasn’t enough evidence to substantiate the claim.
Patton has accused her ex husband of being physically abusive to their son. “Over the past year, I have become concerned about Robin’s drinking and drug use, as well as the forms of punishment he is using to discipline Julian,” she wrote in her statement to the judge. “My concerns culminated on January 4, 2017, when Julian’s school called Department of Child Family Services (DCFS) to report what they believed to be credible allegations of abuse from Julian against Robin.”
The mum of one says Thicke is very heavy handed and spanks excessively when disciplining their six year old. “We asked him to show us how hard, and I asked him to hit me on my back,” Patton claims, saying she responded with an “ow.” She said, “Julian said it was worse than that.”
In his defence Thicke says- “It is my belief that Paula holds residual anger toward me because I and my family would not permit her or her family to attend the funeral of my father on December 20, 2016.”
The singer’s father, Alan Thicke died suddenly on Dec. 13 at the age of 69. He says Patton wasn’t welcome at the funeral because she didn’t ” have a positive relationship with my father.”
Thicke and Patton were high school sweethearts and married in 2005. Their son Julian was born in 2010 and they announced their separation in 2014 after almost nine years of marriage.
Both have moved on since the divorce with Thicke currently dating 21-year-old model April Love Geary.
Back in August, Patton instagrammed a sweet throwback of the two of them in their younger years with the sweet caption: “I always try to only remember what was fun and made me smile. My friend showed me this and it took my breath away. We were babies and we had a beautiful baby. What an amazing time in my life. No regrets! Celebrating this amazing life we get to live never knowing what’s coming next. Love is always the answer.”
Memories…I always try to only remember what was fun and made me smile. My friend showed me this and it took my breath away. We were babies and we had a beautiful baby. What an amazing time in my life. No regrets! Celebrating this amazing life we get to live never knowing what’s coming next. Love is always the answer. @robinthicke #throwbackthursday
Patton also shared a sweet message for Thicke’s late father. “I knew Alan since I was 15 years old and he had a tremendous effect on my life,” she wrote. “I loved and respected him so much! So many great memories and laughs together. We will miss him so much! His grandson is quite sure he is still here with us in spirit.”