Robin Thicke welcomed his youngest son, Luca, with his fiancée April Love Geary two weeks before Christmas. With three kids under the age of three, Thicke admits to somewhat of a chaotic life. However, he says, “In many ways, I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy”.
In addition to his three youngest children, Thicke has a ten-year-old son with ex-wife Paula Patton. Much of Thicke’s last decade has been filled with problems. A tough (and very public) divorce, the sudden death of his father (Alan Thicke), and the deaths of two other people close to him put him in a “bad place”. “Everything seemed to burn down for a few years”, says Thicke.
He says of 2013, “My marriage to Patty was crumbling. I started using painkillers, and it was a melting pot of trouble brewing”. I was so arrogant I thought I could handle it all myself”.
When Thicke was 37 years old, he had a raunchy, controversial VMA performance with Miley Cyrus. Shortly after Thicke’s wife sued him for divorce citing infidelity, abuse, and drug use.
To add to his troubles, the song that made Thicke a household name Blurred Lines (the longest-running No. 1 single of the year in 2014), came under fire due to accusations that Thicke and partner Pharrell Williams lifted beats and rhythms from Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to give it up”.
According to courtroom documents, Thicke said “I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. I wanted credit for this big hit. But the reality is that (Pharrell) had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song”.
Today Thicke has a new album. He sings about a boy growing into a good man. “It’s no coincidence that I’ve had three children in the last few years. Fatherhood has fed my soul and brought me back”.
Thicke will be back on the new season of Fox’s celebrity singing competition The Masked Singer and is looking forward to “saying I do” with Geary after the pandemic.