Patton and Thicke finalized their divorce in 2015 after 9 years of marriage. [Someone] that really, like, celebrates life, that's happy." Patton and Thicke, who met as teenagers, were a couple for over 20 years."I'm not seeing anyone special, but I'm open to see what's out there," the star said on Thursday's episode of . The actress admitted it's daunting to start dating for the first time, but also said it's been a "fun and interesting" experience. It's really nice, honestly, getting used to being alone.Patton provided additional vocals for Usher on his 2004 album Confessions.She provided the female vocal counterpart on the song "Can U Handle It?Some celebrity blogs are now reporting, however, that Nichols and Queen Latifah broke up at the end of 2015. Queen Latifah was on “The Talk” the other day and mentioned that she used to have problems with commitment when it came to relationships.“The Perfect Match” deals with that very subject matter. In Lee Daniels' critically acclaimed drama film Precious, she played Ms.Blu Rain, a teacher at the alternative high school in Harlem, New York, who teaches and mentors disadvantaged students, including the titular character, Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe). In 2016, Patton starred in the romantic comedy The Perfect Match, alongside Terrence Jenkins, appeared opposite Adam Sandler in direct-to-Netflix comedy film The Do-Over, In 1991, at the age of 16, Patton met recording artist Robin Thicke, who was then 14, at an under-21 hip-hop club called Balistyx (co-founded and co-hosted by David Faustino) on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, when Thicke asked her to dance.
Some of her joints include “Single Ladies” and “The Rap Game” on Lifetime with Jermaine Dupri.
" which was co-written by Robin Thicke, whom she would later marry.
Patton has song-writing credits on multiple Robin Thicke albums under the name "Max", derived from her middle name (Maxine).
Patton made her film debut in the 2005 comedy film Hitch and starred in the epic fantasy film Warcraft (2016), based on the game series of the same name.
Patton has also been the female lead in Déjà Vu (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and 2 Guns (2013), and appeared in the critically successful Precious (2009).