Robin Thicke made sure he took a lengthy period of time off from his career following his split from wife Paula Patton to focus on the couple's son Julian and ensure he adjusted to his parents' break-up as best as he could.
The 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker split from Paula in February 2014 and as well as dealing with his own pain at the end of his near nine-year marriage he wanted to ensure their four-year-old son Julian had minimal disruption in his life.
Robin decided to take a break from his career following the release of his 'Paula' album - a record he made to try and win back his wife that was a commercial flop - to be there for his child as he adjusted to his parents' break-up.
He revealed: ''I just took some time off. Last year - after touring for years and being on the road so much - I just decided that it was best to spend time with my son, take time to be with my family and just take it slow for a while, which I hadn't done pretty much my whole career ... I just stayed at home in LA and spent every day that I could with my son, splitting custody. I was just there for him. He'd just changed from three to four and that's a difficult age. They start understanding more. We just had the most amazing connection as father/son this year and it's all been worth it. Sometimes things happen for the best. If that last album ('Paula') had been a big success, it would have taken me away from him for another year. And the year I got to spend with him was magical.''
Robin - whose divorce from Paula, 39, was finalised in March 2015 - says he and his son bonded over baseball and have a very close relationship.
In an interview with Prestige Hong Kong magazine, he added: ''We do everything (together). We go to theme parks or museums or ball games or just go to the park on Saturday and sit around and walk for a few hours. Kick a ball and all that stuff that dads and kids do.''
The 38-year-old singer also revealed Julian is showing signs he shares the same musical talent as his father and the youngster isn't shy about showing off his vocal talents.
Robin - whose own parents are actor Alan Thicke and his ex-wife actress-and-singer Gloria Loring - said: ''Oh god, Julian can sing already. The other day he was singing 'What A Wonderful World' in his end-of-school-year play. He just loves to sing and stand in front of everybody and hold the microphone and sing loud. He has a great voice.''
Robin is now dating 20-year-old model April Geary and is getting ready to release his new studio album.
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