The seemingly happy Hollywood couple announced their separation yesterday (Feb. 25) after nine years of marriage and of course, the Internet males figured it was the perfect opportunity to catch Paula on the rebound.
But this is Robin's real life and he reportedly cancelled all his upcoming shows claiming "throat problems" and made the mad dash to Canada where his estranged wifey is filming her next movie to have a heartfelt plea for her forgiveness.
Sources connected with the couple tell us ... Paula Patton told Robin Friday she wanted to end the marriage. Robin then abruptly cancelled his show, saying he had throat problems. But the cancellation was solely so he could sit with his wife and try to change her mind.
We're told Paula -- who is shooting a movie in Vancouver -- and Robin had a long, face-to-face talk ... both acknowledging they had not been getting along and frequently arguing.
Our sources say in the end Robin realized Paula was determined to end the marriage and reluctantly agreed, but was very upset. We're told she was also upset.
The next day Robin cancelled his Orlando concert so he could be with their child.
On the bright side, history has shown us that breakups can lead to some incredible music being churned out. Just ask the multi-platinum plaques Usher earned for his album Confessions.