Paula Patton talks for first time about split from Thicke

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Paula Patton Talks for First Time About Split From Thicke

Actress Paula Patton is talking for the first time about her split from singer Robin Thicke.

"It has been challenging. It's been a year of growth, lots of healing ... I feel like everything happens for a reason ... You have to just be thankful for what you have right now ... My son also helps me with that ... You can't wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child and they're so full of life."

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Actress Paula Patton is seen on'Good Morning America' with new clothing line.on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Actress Paula Patton is seen on'Good Morning America' with new clothing line.on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Actress Paula Patton is seen on'Good Morning America' with new clothing line.on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Actress Paula Patton is seen on'Good Morning America' with new clothing line.on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Paula Patton arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards - salute to industry icons with Clive Davis, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Robin Thicke and Paula Patton arrive at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: Paula Patton (L) and singer Robin Thicke arrive at the 2014 HYUNDAI / GRAMMYs Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala Activation + Equus Fleet Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Hyundai)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Ringer Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton are seen in Soho on October 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actress Paula Patton and singer Robin Thicke attend the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'Baggage Claim' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on September 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: (L-R) Paula Patton and Robin Thicke attend Robin Thicke's Album Release Party at No. 8 on September 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Singer Robin Thicke (L) and actress Paula Patton attend the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/BET/Getty Images for BET)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Paula Patton and singer Robin Thicke attend the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Robin Thicke performs at ESPN The Party at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street on January 31st, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For ESPN)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Robin Thicke performs at ESPN The Party at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street on January 31st, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For ESPN)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Singer Robin Thicke performs onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Robin Thicke performs onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Paula Patton, left, and Jason Sudeikis present an award at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Paula Patton, left, and Robin Thicke arrive at the world premiere of "Baggage Claim" at the Premiere House at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Actress Paula Patton turns back for photographers at the 3rd Annual Coach Evening to Benefit Children's Defense Fun at Bad Robot on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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Patton was on "Good Morning America" as the new face of Ellen Tracy clothing. She and Thicke separated over a year ago -- in February 2014. They had been together since they were teenagers and married since 2005. The separation came amid rumors Thicke had been unfaithful. While Patton stayed quiet, Thicke very publicly tried to win her back, even releasing an album called "Paula" in July. The album flopped.

Patton filed for divorce in October, asking for joint custody of their young son.

Patton didn't take on any new projects in 2014 -- her last movie was "About Last Night," which was released around the time of her split from Thicke. She now seems to be focusing on her career.

It's been announced she'll star in ABC's new drama pilot, "Runner."

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