When Miley Cyrus grinded on Robin Thicke during his "Blurred Lines" performance, everyone wondered how their partners felt about the raunchy number.
Now Life & Style can exclusively reveal that Robin spent a good portion of his post-VMAs night by his wife actress Paula Patton's side -- and made sure to compliment her.
"They arrived hand-in-hand to the after party at 1Oak. Robin got on the mic when they played 'Blurred Lines' and dedicated it to the 'most beautiful woman in the f------ world,'" a source tells Life & Style. "They didn't leave each other's sides all night."
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So how did the brunette beauty, 37, feel about her man, 36, dirty dancing with 20-year-old Miley?
"You could tell they were making a united front. She rolled her eyes when people asked about the performance," the insider says. "Some of it was planned and some of it was ad-libbed. Paula knew it would be provocative, but she didn’t know how provocative because there was a little bit of improv. She was slightly annoyed, but not jealous."
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Over the past week, the crooner has been making sure his lady knows how strongly he feels about her.
During the Time Warner Cable & MTV VMA concert benefiting LifeBEAT on Friday, he dedicated "Lost Without U" to Paula.
"He said, 'I wrote this song when we were going through some tough times,'" a guest told Life & Style. "When he said that, Paula was tearing up, but in a good way. Guess they're in a better place now."
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Robin and Paula, who began dating in high school, wed in 2005. They welcomed a son, Julian Fuego, in April 2010.
"We have the most emotional [relationship], the biggest fights. Stuff gets broken all the time. That’s what a lot of my last album, Love After War, was about, all the fighting. She’s a very intelligent, passionate person. We’re both A-type personalities so we butt heads all the time," he said in June. "Luckily, we just had a three-week period where we got to be in Europe and Paris and vacation together that we hadn’t had in years. Right now love is in bloom. We work it out. I think it’s actually listening to the other person once in a while and what they’re saying."