Public Blames Miley Cyrus’ VMA Twerk for Robin Thicke & Paula Patton’s Split

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In case you haven't heard the news, Robin Thicke and his wife of nearly nine years, actress Paula Patton, have announced their plans to separate. The longtime (former) lovers revealed to PEOPLE earlier this week, "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time." But the latest churning out of the rumor mill is what got us still talking about the decision today.

Multiple outlets, starting with Us Weekly, are now placing blame on Robin's notorious performance of "Blurred Lines" at the MTV VMAs where Miley Cyrus twerked on his crotch. The initial reports suggest "The Miley Cyrus fiasco was a big test of their relationship. He asked her to help him out as a friend and a wife, and defend him and the performance. He begged her to speak out for him and be there for him."

It continues to mention that Paula "agreed to be the good wife after he begged and pleaded. Then he asked her to stick with him through awards season, and she agreed. She attended the Grammys with him as a favor."

Considering Robin's wandering eyes — and hands — we're reluctant to believe that Miley's part of cause. Either way, though, it's still a sad situation. What do you think of the latest developments? Do you believe the twerk-fueled performance had something to do with the split? Tell us all your thoughts in the comments below, or on our Miley Cyrus message board.

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