Robin Thicke and Paula Patton split

Feb 24, 2014 by Ian Evans

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke, seen here at the Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire premiere at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival, have called it a day.

Sometimes you just can’t twerk things out.

Longtime couple Paula Patton and Robin Thicke announced their separation on Monday. The Precious actress, 38, and Blurred Lines singer, 36, have been a couple for 22 years and married since 2005. They have a son, Julian Fuego, who turns four this year.

In a statement released to the media, the couple said that, “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.”

In the past year, Thicke has been in the spotlight for a female nudity-filled music video, a MTV VMA performance where a scantily-clad Miley Cyrus twerked against his crotch and a series of photo scandals were he was seen kissing women other than Patton and playing grab-ass with socialite Lana Scolaro at a post-VMA party.