Robin Thicke apologizes to wife at BET Awards
Robin Thicke performs at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP / Chris Pizzello / Invision)
Published Monday, June 30, 2014 8:35AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, June 30, 2014 2:58PM EDT
Robin Thicke made a public apology to his estranged wife at the BET Awards Sunday night.
The 37-year-old singer, who split from Paula Patton after nine years of marriage in February, dedicated his performance at the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live to his estranged spouse.
Taking to the stage, he said: “Good evening, my name is Robin Thicke. I’d like to dedicate this song to my wife, and say, ‘I miss you, and I’m sorry.’ This is called ‘Forever Love.’ ”
At the end of the performance, an old picture of the couple -- who have four-year-old son, Julian, together -- flashed up on the big screen with the word 'Paula' written in huge letters above.
The evening's host Chris Rock later mocked the morose tone the 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker's music has taken since he split from his spouse.
He said: “He’s singing like she don’t know him. I miss the other song, the one that sounded like Marvin Gaye.”
Thicke has named his forthcoming new album 'Paula' and has admitted every track on the record is inspired by the 38-year-old actress.
He said: "Obviously all the songs were about her or about how I feel about her. A lot of songwriters have done this kind of thing before. They won't tell you in the title or they'll be suggestive...I was just like, 'There's no reason to hide who this is about.' It's all about her."
The couple split following rumours Thicke was propositioning other women.
The 'Get Her Back' hitmaker wore his wedding ring to his album launch party in Los Angeles last week, but Patton did not attend.