Miley Cyrus‘ slutty twerk on Robin Thicke at the VMAs put strain on his marriage to Paula Patton, reports Us Weekly. On Monday the couple revealed they were divorcing. Insider said: ‘The Miley Cyrus fiasco was a big test of their relationship. He asked her to help him out as a friend and a wife, and defend him and the performance. He begged her to speak out for him and be there for him.
She agreed to be the good wife after he begged and pleaded. Then he asked her to stick with him through awards season, and she agreed. She attended the Grammys with him as a favor.’ Paula defended the VMA performance on Today show: ‘They rehearsed for three days. Robin told me in advance. I thought it was great.
At the end of the day it’s love. We’re still madly in love. I’m not that uptight. I’m not a traditionalist. We’re both artists and I want him to express himself however he feels, and he let’s me do the same.’
Joint statement: ‘We will always love each other and be best friends. However, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.’ Inside: ‘Their marriage was unraveling a long time. It is not a shock to Robin or Paula, and it is something they have discussed for a long time.’