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Paula Patton files for divorce from Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton attend the

Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton attend the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Christopher Polk

LOS ANGELES - Despite her estranged husband's public pleas, Paula Patton has filed for divorce from singer Robin Thicke. on Wednesday posted her Oct. 3 dissolution-of-marriage filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Citing irreconcilable differences, Patton, 38, asked for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's 4-year-old son, Julian Fuego, and said property rights are to be determined.

The "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" actress and "Blurred Lines" singer Thicke, 37, the son of "Growing Pains" star Alan Thicke and actress Gloria Loring, had married in June 2005. In February, they announced in a statement, "We will always love each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time."

The two had met at a teen nightclub when Thicke was 14, and dated in high school. Patton went on to the University of Southern California Film School while Thicke became a singer and songwriter. Their careers accelerated in 2005, when Patton starred with Will Smith and Kevin James in "Hitch" and in 2006, when Thicke released the critically acclaimed album "The Evolution of Robin Thicke."

In a deposition for an unrelated lawsuit, Thicke testified in April that his drug and alcohol abuse was the reason Patton left him, and that the shock of the separation provided an impetus for sobriety.

Thicke released the single "Get Her Back," from his album "Paula." He told the radio show "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" that, "Obviously all the songs were about her or about how I feel about her." During promotional interviews he spoke about wanting to reconcile.


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