Robin Thicke's performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards was certainly not one for subtlety. It was basically a three-minute plea to Paula Patton.
In February, just days after his separation from Patton was announced, the singer dedicated his hit "Lost Without U" to her during a concert in Virginia.
Apparently, Paula didn't take him back after that.
But also apparently, three months later, Thicke has still not given up hope. Last night, he debuted a new song called "Get Her Back." Seriously. Watch:
"I never should have raised my voice or made you feel so small," the Canadian crooner implored. "I never should have asked you to do anything at all."
"I don't know what I was thinking letting you go ... I miss you ... I just want you to come back home ... I don't know what to do in the morning without you."
"I should have kissed you longer ... I should have held you stronger."
I should have not grabbed Lana Scolaro's ass ... just a thought.
While Thicke never mentioned Paula Patton by name, he did implore the audience, "Y'all have to help me get her back," asking them to clap along.
Earlier, when he won Top R&B song, he did say, "Most importantly, I'd like to thank my wife for her love and support, and for putting up with me all these years."
It has been a lot of years. Thicke, 37, and Patton, 38, began dating when they were teenagers and were married in 2005, and they have a young son together.
Clearly, there's history there. But will that be enough?