“Therapy is not for everybody all the time, but it definitely opens barriers for us, even just to go once or twice,” the “Sex Therapy” singer, 43, said in Us Weekly’s exclusive sneak peek of the Wednesday, February 17, episode of the “Black Girls Texting” podcast on PodcastOne’s LadyGang Network. “If you’re struggling in your relationship, one visit, one conversation with a third party can change things.”
He continued, “Couples therapy has been great for me and April, and it’s been great for me and Paula in coparenting. We’ve had a few sessions and it’s really helped for us, so I am a total believer in therapy.”
Thicke acknowledged it is “totally understandable” that some people may not “want to do [therapy] every week” or “put that on your schedule,” but he personally thinks there are times when it becomes necessary.
“When you hit a wall and you know you’ve hit a wall and you’re standing still, a great way to knock that wall down is to have a third party or another person help you,” he explained.
The Grammy nominee and Patton, 45, met in 1991 and married in 2005. After welcoming son Julian, now 10, in 2010, they separated in 2014.
“Their marriage was unraveling for a long time,” a source told Us at the time.
Patton filed for divorce from Thicke later that year and subsequently accused him of domestic abuse, infidelity and drug use. He denied the allegations and quested why she raised them “in the midst of a custody dispute.”
The former couple finalized their divorce in 2015, the same year that the Masked Singer judge and Geary, 26, went public with their relationship. He and the model got engaged in 2018 after welcoming daughter Mia, now 2. They went on to have two more children together: daughter Lola, 23 months, and son Luca, 2 months.
Thicke recently opened up about how the COVID-19 pandemic has helped him slow down and spend more time with his family.
“I love performing. I’d love to be on a tour,” he told USA Today on Friday, February 12. “But being at home and being a dad, that’s where I’m most comfortable. Right now, I pretty much run a daycare center in my home so I’ve had plenty to do. The kids inspire me and bring me joy.”