Paula Patton’s Precious Moments

Paula Patton’s Precious Moments

Women’s Health

Rory Evans

Precious star Paula Patton reveals all

As surprises go, this one was pretty sweet. Midway through her Women’s Health photo shoot at a New York City studio, actress Paula Patton is interrupted by the unexpected delivery of an enormous arrangement of roses and lilies from a not-so-secret admirer: her husband, R&B singer Robin Thicke, 32. “He’s so good about sending flowers,” she says with a smile. “He does it consistently.”

Yes, it’s nice to be Paula these days. Not only is the 34-year-old enjoying major accolades for her role as Ms. Rain, the heroic teacher in the emotionally powerful film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, but she and Robin are also expecting their first baby (they got the happy news not long before the aforementioned photo shoot; she’s due this spring). The actress curls up on a leather sofa in the studio and talks animatedly about becoming a mom. “You can get into that cycle of ‘What’s next? What’s next?’ ” she says. “But I thought, I want to have children, and I’m not getting any younger. But I didn’t know if it would be hard for me to get pregnant.” Not to worry. Shortly after going off birth control, Paula was with child, prompting Robin to brag about his supersperm. “He’s so proud of himself, it’s ridiculous,” says Paula with a laugh…

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