A look back at the love story of high school sweethearts-turned-entertainment-power-couple, singer Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton, who just announced plans to separate after nine years of marriage.
After being together for more than a decade, in 2009 Thicke shared what kept the relationship strong. “The No. 1 thing is that any real relationship starts with respect,” he told ESSENCE.com. "You have to respect that person, and that way you’ll listen to them and you’ll care about what they’re saying."