paula pattonNow that the initial shock has settled over Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's split (what? You weren't shocked?!) we are all left wondering why this has happened. They have been married for eight years, which is practically an eternity plus they were high school sweethearts and have been doing this in love thing for 23 years. They also have a 4-year-old son. So what in the heck happened? 

I'll tell you what I think happened .... This dress Paula is wearing on the red carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards tells the tale.

Sure it's lace and short and shows off her gorgeous legs. But it's the color that I'm focusing on. Yellow. YELLOW! You know what yellow means.

It means let's be friends. Nothing more. Just friends.

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It's kind of like when you get some yellow roses and not red ones -- the yellow ones mean friendship. And sure you want the yellow roses, but the red ones, too.

Perhaps this is the message she's sending out to Robin that even though their marriage hasn't worked out, they should remain friends. Figure out how to be just that. Maybe their love changed during the years. Maybe the passion left and -- if we're talking in colors -- the passion, the red, left and it was replaced with yellow. This kind of thing happens a lot in relationships. And people try to make it work out, try to recapture the spark, but sometimes it's just gone. And friends, it is.

What do you think of the Paula and Robin breakup? 

 

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