Shocking news broke today about a beloved couple in Hollywood. Robin Thicke and Paula Patton decided to call it quits after nine years of marriage and a long-lasting relationship preceding their “I Dos.”

In a statement released to People magazine on Monday (February 24), the couple explained, “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.”

Paula and Robin met when they were in their teenage years and walked down the aisle in 2005. They welcomed their son Julian in April 2010.

A number of troubling rumors regarding infidelity on Robin’s end started swirling last year, but until this time both parties shut down all separation rumors.

Stay linked to GossipCenter for more details regarding Robin and Paula’s relationship status.