And I would be, too.
It’s been almost two years since Paula Patton and Robin Thicke broke up, and the woman is all, “whatever happens, happens,” in a zen-like way that probably came from a lot of tears and a lot of vomiting after listening to Robin’s album about her. Right?
Anyhow, People checked in with the actress, who says the key to surviving a high-profile breakup is not paying attention to media coverage of her personal life. True. And probably also not paying attention to Robin’s new, 20 year old fiance. She said:
“I don’t think you can control that. You just keep living your life and have faith that everything sorts itself out. Be patient, I’m learning that later in life it’s like, ‘All in due time,’ and the real goal is to find joy in the right now. Focusing on what I have right now is really good and not be concerned with things I can’t control: How other people see me, what they say, it’s wasted energy for me and it’s never done me any good.”
“It’s not that it’s every day, you fight for it,” she says. “I want more joy. I want more happiness. I have a beautiful son [Julian Thicke, 6]. I’ve been lucky to do what I’ve done and to focus on anything else is such a waste. It’s a discipline because trust me we all go there. What I’m striving for is to have more joy, play, have fun with this life. Growing older is a good thing in that way, right? Keep on trucking. You have to find the place where it gets comfortable and easier.”
Hear, hear. So sorry you have to deal with the Grade-A douche that is Robin Thicke, Paula. ONWARD.