In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton attend the sixth annual GQ Gentlemen's Ball in New York.
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October 9, 2014 1:49 AM EDT

It’s official: Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke.

Patton, who has been separated from Thicke since February, cited “irreconcilable differences” in papers filed in Los Angeles on Oct. 3, People reports. She is also seeking joint custody of the couple’s 4-year-old son Julian Fuego.

The couple have been married since 2005 and met when Thicke was just 14 years old.

Thicke, who raised eyebrows during a gyrating performance with Miley Cyrus at last summer’s MTV Music Videos, has never been far from rumors of philandering.

In an April deposition for a copyright dispute over the song “Blurred Lines,” Thicke told a prosecutor that he does not consider himself “an honest person.”

“No. That’s why I’m separated,” he said. “I told my wife the truth. That’s why she left me.”

He also said in that deposition that he spent the last year wrestling with drug and alcohol problems severe enough that he “didn’t do a sober interview” during promotional work.

“Every day I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews,” he said in the file.

Thicke has made numerous public attempts to woo back his estranged wife. In a March performance in Washington, D.C., he answered fans’ bellows about Patton with a promise that “I want everybody here to know that I’m trying to get my girl back,” People says. He went on to sing “Lost Without U,” a 2007 song about his wife.

In June, he also named his seventh album Paula.


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