Paula Patton Flashes Nipples In First Appearance Since Robin Thicke Split

Paula Patton wardrobe malfunction

Six months after splitting from husband Robin Thicke, Paula Patton stepped out in public and flashed her nipples. And based on the blurred lines in her dress, it obviously wasn’t a wardrobe malfunction.

At a HBO post-Emmy party, an Insider photog was at the right place, and at the right time. Paula was snapped at the event in a dress that screamed, “I’m single and ready for the world again.”

The Baggage Claim star, escorted by an unknown and smiling gent, ambled across the floor and paused for cameras long enough to get the “slap you mama” photograph that would soon make its way to social media.

Paula flashed her nipples through a black sheer mini that accentuated the 38-year-old’s hour-glass figure (hubba bubba). Her hair was down and flowing, while she opted for a minimalist facial look.

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke announced their separation a half-year ago after their marriage of 21 years. The pair met as teens in high school and have been together since the epic breakup. Although rumors surfaced of Thicke’s extramarital affairs, there has been no confirmation, and “the other woman” — should there be one — hasn’t surfaced. Imagine that?

Soon after Robin and Paula went their separate ways, Thicke embarked on a “got to get Paula back” tour. His seventh studio album, named simply, Paula, didn’t tear up the Billboard charts, but had many wondering if the whole thing was come shady publicity stunt.

Apparently, Paula wasn’t trying to hear that and went into hiding, so to speak. However, when she stepped out and was spotted at the party, she did it in a big way by flashing her breast and nipples for the world to see.

Flashing nipples in the public can be viewed as a woman’s rite of passage. Case in point: when Kim Kardashian split with her long list of beaus, she showed off major skin. When rumors surfaced that Beyonce and Jay Z were divorcing, Queen Bey pulled out the fish net. And recently, when Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey announced they were living apart, it didn’t take Mimi long to step out and show off major cleavage.

The point here is that women have an arsenal of tools at their disposal to use as hooks, lines and sinkers when they are ready to announced availability on the market. Men? Six-packs and chiseled chins don’t always get the job done fellas.

It’s unknown if Robin will get her back, but if Paula Patton keeps flashing boobs, nipples and the whole nine, Mr. Thicke will have to contend with a growing list of suitors. On the bright side, her ex will have some new material for his eighth studio album. Perhaps, a good EP title is, That Dress.

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