According to online reports, Patton didn’t know he sexual gesture was part of the act, and was left feeling “utterly disrespected” when her 36-year-old husband was all too willing to oblige the then-20-year-old starlet in the sexual simulation in front of a worldwide audience.
“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,” a source told US of the aftermath. “She agreed to be the good wife after he begged and pleaded.”
Speaking with Star following the award show, the “Give It 2 U” singer downplayed issued of marital strife, saying he and Patton shared “the most functional, dysfunctional marriage in Hollywood,” and that they were “perfectly in love and very happily married.”
The R&B singer, whose career soared into the stratosphere with last summer’s party anthem “Blurred Lines,” is doing everything in his power to try and rebuild the relationship with Patton, who he has a 3-year-old son named Julian with.