Cupid's Pulse Article: Paula Patton Says She Will Always Have ‘Deep Love’ for Robin ThickeCupid's Pulse Article: Paula Patton Says She Will Always Have ‘Deep Love’ for Robin Thicke

By Sanetra Richards

Can this damaged marriage be repaired? Despite the rumors, not much has changed between Paula Patton and ex-husband Robin Thicke. The couple parted ways in February and said in a statement, “We will always love each other and be best friends.” According to, the 38-year-old actress told Vanity Fair that the two will always share a “deep love” with one another. In the recent issue, the Baggage Claim star went on to say, “We’ve known each other since we were teenagers. All I can tell you is there’s a deep love there — always was and always will be.” She continued: “He wasn’t my first kiss, but he was my first lots of other things.”

What are some ways to remain friends with your ex after a breakup?

Cupid’s Advice:

Remaining friends with your ex seems virtually impossible, especially when you are dealing with the post-breakup blues and lingering resentment. Cupid has some questions for you to consider:

1. Were you friends before the relationship? If the answer is yes, a breakup can lead to one of two things: you despise each other and completely ruin your friendship OR you go back to being strictly platonic friends. Most couples who were friends before entering a romantic relationship find it less difficult to transition back to that. If you and your ex-partner were pals before lovers, try reverting.

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2. Was the split a mutual decision? Being friends after a breakup is most likely to happen if the separation was a mutual agreement. If things ended on not-so-bad terms, you both will be more willing to just be friends instead. However, if you weren’t able to agree on anything in the relationship (which may be a reason why it ended), then you possibly won’t even agree on having a friendship afterwards.

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3. Do your loved ones like your ex? If your family and friends absolutely love and adore your ex, you will probably be more persuaded to befriend them. The constant questions on why you are talking or hanging out with your ex will be slim to none because you already have their approval.

How do you remain friends post-breakup? Share your thoughts below.