Nearly four years after Robin Thicke — best known for his infamous 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance alongside a twerking Miley Cyrus — and actress Paula Patton’s divorce, their bitter custody battle seems to finally be calming down.
Several months ago, the “Mission Impossible” actress accused Thicke of being an abusive father in court documents requesting emergency full custody of their son Julian. In the documents, Patton alleged Thicke “physically abused” Julian after receiving a phone call from his school.
Julian reportedly told teachers and school officials that his father had spanked him multiple times, leading the school to report Julian’s statements to the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services, which spurred a subsequent investigation. One official filed a “declaration” to the court claiming Julian told her his father frequently “punches” him.
When Patton asked her son to show her exactly what Thicke did to him, she said he hit her on the back hard enough to make her involuntarily scream “ow.” Julian then told her he was hit harder than that.
The documents stated:
“Julian is scared of you.”
Meanwhile, Thicke fully denied all claims of physical abuse, and even threatened to sue Patton for fabricating the story.
But just two days ago, Patton and Thicke finally settled on a joint custody agreement with a “week on/week off schedule.” According to People magazine, the court documents stated:
The parties are ordered to share in all major decisions concerning the minor child’s health, education and welfare including, but without limitation, schooling, religion, medical care and enrichment activities.
Now, however, Thicke has even more to celebrate on top of gaining back rights to his son.
On Friday, Thicke and his girlfriend of one year, April Love Geary, announced they were expecting a child of their own:
Her caption read:
Robin and I are very excited to share with you all that we’re having a baby! The due date is March 1st, Alan’s birthday!
Thicke’s father, Alan Thicke — best known for his role as the sage father in “Growing Pains” — passed away in December of 2016 at just 69-years-old.
Although Thicke’s personal life has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride the past few years, his son’s projected birth date falling on his iconic father’s birthday seems to be enough to keep the “Blurred Lines” singer looking forward to his future.