Paula Patton: 6-Year-Old Son Julian Is ‘Taking After His Father’ Robin Thicke

06/13/2016 at 05:45 PM ET

Paula Patton‘s 6-year-old son, Julian Fuego, is following in his dad’s musical footsteps.

“He’s taking after his father [Robin Thicke] now, as he loves to sing and play the piano,” Patton, 40, tells Haute Living in their June/July 2016 cover story.

And when it comes to balancing being a mom and a star, Patton, who split from Thicke in 2014, admits that the juggling act was a struggle during the filming of her latest movie, Warcraft.

“When I was making that movie, it was a very challenging time as I was making changes in my personal life. It was interesting because the Garona character was going through a lot of challenges as well,” shares Patton, who plays the half-human, half-Orc character based on the popular game World of Warcraft.

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She adds: “I think the important thing is not to focus on what’s not working or how hard it is. You have to focus on what you do have and make it work, and make it be the best you can.”

“At the end of the day, whatever project I do, I give it all my heart, soul and passion,” she explains. “I am very grateful to do what I do, but my child comes first. Always. As long as I know that, then everything else falls in line and you just do the best you can.”

As for if her little one has seen her film yet, the actress says, she “let him watch the trailer.”

“He was super excited and asked, ‘Are you good or bad?’ ” shares Patton. “I wore my costume at home to get used to it, and he loved that. He loved the idea of Mommy orc.”

Along with promoting the fantasy film this summer, Patton is looking forward to spending time with her baby boy.

“I do a lot of things last minute, but I love summer and I can’t wait to enjoy it with my son,” she shares.

— Mariah Haas

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Lisa on

I wish her the best but it will be very hard for her to put another man in her son’s life. Robin’s Instagram account is fill of pictures of him and Julian. Julian seems to idolize his father.

jessiemaystorm on

Hopefully he doesn’t take after his father in his misogyny and promotion of rape culture.

Nanny on

The kid has no choice for an education since his father is pushing him hard into music.

jamie on

Wishing them all (Paula, Robin and Julian) nothing but positive things going forward. It’s clear that Julian gravitates naturally towards music hence why Paula describes it as something he truly loves!

Qunny on

Love her son’s name Julian Fuego.

emchi on

She’s getting prettier and prettier, I love how she’s always happy, must be great to be around! I watched Warcraft, and I loved it. Great job, Paula Patton. People can belittle Robin Thicke all they want, he’s NOT a one hit wonder like some believe, most of us RnB folks have long loved him and his music. Am happy little Julian is following in that footstep. PP and RT had a long relationship, I always rooted for them, and was sad when the breakup happened but it’s great that they have this beautiful boy as a result.

Zol on

Yay love that Paula looks younger than her age.