Paula Patton says she's 'becoming an adult' after split from Robin Thicke

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Paula Patton Says She's 'Becoming an Adult' After Split from Robin Thicke

After splitting from her high school sweetheart Robin Thicke, Paula Patton says she realized she had some growing up to do.

The 39-year-old actress shared on The Meredith Vieira Show that she feels that her nine-year marriage and 21-year relationship with the "Blurred Lines" singer has held back a bit. "I went from my parent's house to moving in with Robin, and now I'm becoming an adult," she confessed on Tuesday. "I'm really, like a real woman now."

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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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NEWS: Robin Thicke Explains Paula Patton Split -- 'Cheating Is Not Why We're Apart'

Patton goes on to say that she's "doing really well" and though it's "been a long year," she lives in a "place of gratitude."

The Baggage Claim star was the first to file for divorce and the marriage is to be officially over on April 14. Thicke, 38, and Patton have a 4-year-old son together named Julien Fuego.

VIDEO: Robin Thicke Admits to Drug Abuse, Says Paula Patton Left Because He Told Her 'The Truth

The couple's split seems amicable. In addition to Thicke's album, Paula -- dedicated to his estranged wife -- Patton also had nice things to say about her ex to Vanity Fair. "We've known each other since we were teenagers," she said in the June 2014 issue. "All I can tell you is there's a deep love there -- always was, and always will be."

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