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Robin Thicke ‘Inseparable’ From Son Julian

07/05/2010 at 11:00 AM ET
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Striking a balance between discipline and unconditional love “is the key to fatherhood,” recent first-time dad Robin Thicke tells Vibe.

“I plan to pass lessons down to him with love,” the singer explains of son Julian Fuego, 3 months. “I just want him to be confident and never stop believing in himself.”

Like father, like son! Thicke says that his own dad — Growing Pains star Alan Thicke — laid the foundation for his hands-on approach to raising a child.

“I’m really loving, like my dad,” he reveals. “He likes to hold babies and talk to them and hold them different ways and he showed me a couple of new ways of playing with and holding my son.”

The “Lost Without U” singer has been happy to put those tips to good use, for he and baby boy are “inseparable” —  and Thicke says he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I took all this time off so I have yet to find out what being away from him for a long time feels like,” he notes.

“He’s my little prince [so] I gotta take over the world in 18 years so I can leave it to him,” he adds.

Admitting that he’s “been wanting to be a dad for a while,” Thicke, 33, says that the bond between him and wife Paula Patton is stronger than ever.

“It feels like a family,” he shares. “Once you leave the house as a teenager you don’t really feel what it’s like to have a family because you’re always with friends so it feels good to feel that sense of family again.”

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alish on

I love robin thicke. He is truly a family man. I love that his dad has been the one showing him new ways of holding and playing with little Julian. <3.

harley on

Yeah, going to need his wife’s permission and sciences ability to clone him as-is.

KKS on

I have yet to see any baby pictures? Anyways congrats to the family!!

Jacqui on

I love that Robin shared that about his dad, Alan Thicke. I grew up watching him as the dad on Growing Pains and he really does seem like such a loving, gentle kind of dad!

c-dubs on

I love it when first-time parents of infants have the whole ‘how I’m going to parent’ thing worked out already… At least he’s hands-on. That’s a good start.

ALI on

HE SEEMS LIKE HE IS GOING TO BE A GREAT LOVING DAD THAT IS TRUE AND GENUINE AND HONEST ABOUT WHAT HE SPEAKS, PROPS TO HIM. BEING A FIRST TIME PARENT DOES MAKE U WANT TO HAVE GOALS SET FOR THE WAY YOU ARE GOING TO RAISE YOUR CHILDREN, AS IT SHOULD FOR 2ND, 3RD, 4TH ETC ETC TIME PARENTS. NEGATIVE COMMENTS COMES FROM NEGATIVE PARENTS ;)

Tearra on

Funny I was just wonder about them. I’m waiting to see pictures of baby Julian! I know he is probably gorgeous.

Mary on

I think they will be great parents but…it makes me laugh every time I hear a new parent talk about their infant. They have this notion or idea of how it’s going to be and how they are going to raise their child and it all goes out the window once that baby turns into a toddler. At least that’s my case and I’m sure a lot of parents agree. Raising a child is nothing what I thought it was going to be, a million times harder. My kids are now 4 & 6.

J on

Ali what are you talking about with the winky face and all caps junk?

If you have something to say spit it out, nobody is being negative but you instigating.

Lola Marie on

Ahh i’m just dying to see pictures of lil Julian, I’m sure he is absolutely gorgeous…just like mama n papa!! I love hearing men speak so lovingly & genuinely about their kids, so refreshing!!

molly on

You gotta love this couple. Beautiful inside and out! Congrats to them and their new family. It sounds like they have a strong foundation of love, sensibility and fun to share. Refreshing!

Khandi on

I am so happy for Robin and Paula they seem like they have it together. They just want to be loving parents and sharing the joy between them and their famlies not trying to sell him to the highest bidder on some magazine. Wishing them lots if luck,

kathryn smith on

congratulations and blessings to Robin and Paula on the birth of their baby boy. Robin, I love your comments and your feelings expressed for Julian and then again for a deeper relationship with Paula. Only the best to all of you….I hope that you continue to value your family. It’s uplifting to hear men openingly express their feelings about people that they love. I like your “t&t” approach, touching and talking…don’t forget to pass that gift on to Julian as your dad did to you!

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