What a terrible way to end a terrible year.
Robin Thicke hasn't had the best luck during these past 12 months, and it looks like the start to his 38th go around the sun isn't starting off much better.
That's because Robin and Pharrell just lost their Blurred Lines copyright lawsuit to Marvin Gaye on Tuesday… which also happens to be Robin's birthday.
Despite his musical defense, along with Pharrell, T.I., and even Paula Patton taking the stand, the jury found that the men behind the controversial song owe Marvin's estate $7.3 million!
[ Related: How Is Paula Patton Handling Her Split From Robin Thicke? ]
That is a pretty crappy birthday present.
Following the verdict, Pharrell's team released a statement, saying:
Going through a split is rough enough, but going through one publicly has to be even worse.
Paula Patton is holding her head high and not letting her highly publicized split from Robin Thicke bring her down.
[ Related: Paula Filed For Divorce From Robin ]
While the 37-year-old made various attempts to try and win his wife back — anyone remember the entire album, Paula — the actress kept silent on the matter…
The 39-year-old mother of one opened up to Good Morning America about her divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years.
Paula told Robin Roberts:
Blurred Lines may have been the most misogynistic song of 2013, but it was also undoubtedly a moneymaker.
In fact, Robin Thicke's
date rape anthem No. 1 song earned him a staggering $5,658,214, while featured artist Pharrell walked away with a measly $5,153,457.
And while the song saw a lot of profit for Paula Patton's ex, that may not be the case for long!
Robin Thicke is such a wild card.
On Wednesday, the crooner was in court to defend himself against claims that Blurred Lines is a plagiarized version of Marvin Gaye's Gotta Give It Up.
To demonstrate that the hit is not a rip-off of Marvin, the singer chose a UNIQUE way to prove his point.
[ Related: Paula Will Be Called To Testify In Robin's Legal Battle With Marvin's Son! ]
In front of the ENTIRE court, Robin played and sang a medley of U2's With Or Without You, The Beatles' Let It Be, Alphaville's Forever Young, Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry, and Michael Jackson's Man In the Mirror, to demonstrate that many popular songs share similar chord progressions. Oh, and the singer even danced a little!
Ha! Smart move but also kind of…awkward.
We imagine the court stenographer was like…
Well, this is awkward!
According to court documents, Paula Patton will be called to testify in Robin Thicke's lawsuit with Marvin Gaye III over the song Love After War.
[ Related: Paula Filed For Divorce From Robin! ]
Paula co-wrote the hit with her ex, Robin, and Marvin is pissed because he thinks it's a rip-off of his dad's After the Dance.
Unfortunately, this isn't the only song the two men are warring over — Gaye's namesake thinks Blurred Lines is suspiciously similar to Got to Give It Up.
Considering Thicke attended Patton's holiday party this year, we think the exes will peacefully work this legal matter out.
So, would YOU testify on the behalf of an ex?
[Image via WENN.]
Although they're not back together romantically, Robin Thicke and his ex-wife Paula Patton definitely spent their Christmas Eve together Paula's holiday party!
But alas, Robin probably didn't get that Christmas gift of getting back together with Paula.
According to eyewitnesses, there were many others in attendance, but Robin WAS spotted taking photos with her family, and they all looked happy to see him!
Because nothing brings a cheery grin to your face than the sight of your relative's ex-husband, right?
The only one missing from the pics? Paula.
Robin's girlfriend April Love Geary was noticeably (and understandably) NOT at the yuletide fete.
Things seem to be getting serious between Robin Thicke and his new lady love IF he's bringing her around his son, Julian!
The Blurred Lines singer was spotted having a fabulous time at the UCLA vs. USC football game on Saturday with his rumored GF April Love Geary!
We're almost certain the model is the same woman Robin's been toting with him around town, too!