The onetime teenage sweethearts have separated after nearly nine years of marriage, Thicke's rep confirmed Monday to E! News. They have a son together, 3 1/2-year-old Julian.
"We will always love each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," the pair said in a joint statement.
Their last public appearance together was just weeks ago at the Grammy Awards, where Thicke performed and Patton attracted all sorts of attention for her dramatic zebra-striped dress.
While the spouses' tendency to gush profusely about each other has held rumors of trouble on the homefront at bay, reports of possible strife-causing activity on Thicke's part have shadowed the couple for some time.