How many times have you begged and pleaded for an ex to take you back after cheating? How many times has an ex begged and pleaded for you to take him or her back? Flowers, perfume, cologne or a simple dinner out might work for some. But in the case of R&B singer Robin Thicke, he’s doing some heavy pleading when it comes to getting Paula Patton back.
After being together since high school, Patton and Thicke married in 2005, but the couple announced their separation last winter.
"We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," the couple said in a statement to People magazine. The separation came at a time when Thicke was raising eyes with his embarrassing photo ops with other women and rumors of cheating.
In an effort to get Patton to take him back, Thicke recently released a new video, appropriately called “Get Her Back.” In the video Thicke is portrayed as being bruised and remorseful about his transgressions. Also, in what seems like insight into what Patton may have said to Thicke, personal text messages flash on-screen, like, “I kept trying to warn you you were pushing me too far … ” and “I don’t even know who you are.” But Thicke doesn’t give up, texting back with, “This is just the beginning,” and then the screen goes white.
In reality, we normal people can’t use a multimillion-dollar video to get our loved ones back. But is it such a bad thing to publicly display your attempt at reconciliation? According to some on social media, it is:
Speaking of being embarrassed, some feel that Thicke’s last-ditch efforts to save his marriage are not only embarrassing but on the verge of being stalkerish. If Patton has said she doesn’t want him back, then he should cease all efforts. But on the other hand, will people ever really know if that’s the case or not?
Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.