Paula Patton has had a year filled with heartbreak and happiness and opened up for the first time about her ups and downs. During a revealing interview on Friday, the actress revealed that it's been a tough year for her personally.
“I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it’s been a year of growth," she told Good Morning America. "But I’ve come out of it stronger and my son’s happy.”
These comments come after the 39-year-old had a very public divorce from singer Robin Thicke. “I feel like everything happens for a reason," she said. "And then you have to move on and grow from there.” The couple split after almost 10 years together and having their only child, Julian .
“The thing is you can’t wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child," she said of the 4-year-old. "And they’re so full of life and wonder. And he brings me so much joy.” She credits being grateful for helping her through the hard times. "It's easy to dwell on the negative, she added. "Usually the positive in your life outweighs that. And you have to just be thankful for what you have right now."
The star certainly has a lot to be thankful for. She has a new clothing line collaboration with designer Ellen Tracy. "Ellen Tracy came to me and said, 'Would you like to be our brand ambassador?' And I looked at the clothing and — amazing," Paula said in her interview. "It was kind of an amazing blessing."
See Patton's full interview below: