Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke has opened up about his separation from wife Paula Patton for the first time.

The 36-year-old star announced earlier this week that he was parting ways with his partner of 22 years, while insisting that the pair would remain "best of friends."

However, now Thicke has hinted that he is trying to make his marriage work, telling TMZ: "I'm just trying to get her back. We're just trying to figure it out."

Thick further explained that his raunchy performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards and nothing to do with his marriage breakdown.