The pair announced their separation back in February after nine years of marriage, but Robin appeared determined to win the actress back, even dedicating his last album to her. His attempts have failed, however, according to TMZ, as the outlet reports Paula cited irreconcilable differences in court documents filed in Los Angeles. She is also said to be seeking joint custody of their four-year-old son Julian.
'We will always love each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time'
A source told the outlet the divorce is “harmonious” and no conflict is expected in the proceedings.
Spokespersons for the pair had not commented on the report at press time.
Paula and Robin previously expressed their desire to remain on good terms despite their separation.
"We will always love each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," they said in a joint statement released earlier this year.
Robin also expressed his gratitude to fans at the time, revealing he was focused on work.
"I want to thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days," the musician stated shortly after the announcement. "My fans mean everything to me. I'm looking forward to getting back on out on the road…”
But recent reports have suggested the singer is having a hard time with the split.
“He’s been drinking and partying almost every night since splitting with Paula,” a source told In Touch Weekly magazine late last month. “He’s trying to numb the pain of losing the love of his life.”
Robin opened up in an interview with New York’s Hot 97 radio station previously about putting his feelings about the break-up into his last record.
“The album is exactly what happens when you lose the love of your life and you're trying to figure it out in your head,” he explained. “How am I going to move on and get through it all? We just weren't happy together anymore and I still had so much I wanted to apologise for, and things I wanted to take responsibility for, so that's pretty much what the album's about."
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