Robin Thicke is an award-winning American-Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. His over-20-year career has seen him collaborate with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Usher, T.I., K. Michelle, Pharrell Williams, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Flo Rida, Brandy and Kid Cudi.
Although he’s done numerous background works on albums like Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III and Usher’s Confessions, it wasn’t until 2013, before he gained international visibility with his hit single “Blurred Lines“, which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 at the time of its release. More than that, Thicke is a father of three and former spouse of a renowned actress, Paula Patton.
Robin Thicke’s Bio, Age
Robin Thicke was born Robin Alan Thicke in Los Angeles, California, on March 10, 1977, to celebrity parents, Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring. His father, Alan, was a renowned Canadian actor popular for his role on the TV situation comedy Growing Pains. While his mother, Gloria, is an American actress and singer; a popular face on the U.S. daytime drama Days of Our Lives. Growing up, Thicke faced the trauma of watching his parents get divorced when he was only seven. Together with his brother, Brenan, and his half brother, Carter, he was raised in Los Angeles. His career began quite early as he made short appearances on a number of episodes on his father’s shows including, The Wonder Years, The New Lassie, Just the Ten of Us.
Thicke got so immersed in music and was part of the band, As One. As he recounts, his father had refused to pay the needed $1000 needed for the recording of their first album, because he wanted him to focus on school before delving into music full time. However, jazz vocalist Al Jarreau later put in the cash.
Following the release, Brian McKnight got to hear it. Quite impressed, he invited Thicke over to work in his studio. This mentor-prodigy relationship would mature into landing Thicke his first record deal with Interscope Records in 1993. He was 16. A year later, Robin Thicke moved out and began living on his own; earning a living and supporting himself as a professional record producer and songwriter. He was a high school senior at the time.
After releasing several singles, Thicke, in 2003, finally released his first album, A Beautiful World. However, the album fell short of the expectation of both Thicke and Interscope Records. In 2006, he released The Evolution of Robin Thicke; his second album. Only two years later, he released a single, Something Else, then Sex Therapy: The Session followed in 2009.
In 2011, he released another; Love After War. Robin Thicke’s successes reached a critical mass in 2013 after the release of his hit single, Blurred Lines. In 2014, he released a third album, Paula; which centered on his then-wife Paula Patton. So far, Thicke’s career has seen him nominated for He has gone on to win several others including four Billboard Awards.
As of 2019, sources reveal Robin Thicke’s net worth to be around at $15 million. Much of which has come from his over 20-year music career. He owns several properties across the United States, including his Malibu home. Which he, unfortunately, lost in the Woolsey wildfire of November 2018.
Girlfriend/Wife and Son
Robin Thicke is, as of this writing engaged to model, April Love Geary. The couple got engaged on Christmas Eve of 2018. Together they have two daughters Mia Love Thicke (b. February 22, 2018) and Lola Alain Thicke (b. February 26, 2019). However, April Geary won’t be his first.
Long before he got popular, Robin Thicke had met and began dating actress, Paula Patton. He was 14 at the time. After a dance which he asked her to, the youngsters began dating two years later in 1993; until they finally exchanged vows in 2005. Together, they have a son, Julian Fuego Thicke (b. April 7, 2010). However, after 8+ years of marriage, they separated in February 2014. In October of that year, Patton filed for divorce citing infidelity, drug use, and alleged abuse. The divorce was finalized on March 20, 2015.
Robin Thicke was sired by the ace Canadian actor, songwriter, comedian, game and talk show host, Alan Thicke. He is popular as Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s situation comedy series, Growing Pains; which featured his son in short roles. After his split with Robin’s mom in 1984, Alan Thicke was married Miss World (1990), Gina Tolleson in 1994, but they divorced only five years later in September 1999. After having a son together, Carter. He then married Tanya Callau in 2005.
On December 13, 2016, Thicke died of type-A aortic dissection at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank. He was 69. He had collapsed while playing ice-hockey with his third son Carter at Pickwick Gardens, Burbank, California. Thicke’s remains were buried at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California.
Height and Body Measurement
Robin Thicke is of average build. He stands 6 feet 1½ inches (1.87 meters) tall and weighs 194 pounds (88 kg). He has black hair and blue eyes. Thicke wears shoe size 7 (US) and measures 44-15.5-36 inches for his chest, arms, and waist respectively.