Paula Patton, Robin Thicke’s mom both react to Miley Cyrus VMAs performance

Robert Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)

Robert Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)

Miley Cyrus’ now infamous performance alongside Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards has had a lot of people asking  — what was she thinking? But just as many viewers have also been wondering how Thicke’s wife, actress Paula Patton, took the proceedings.

Apparently, not too badly, according to TMZ.

The gossip site reports that Patton was well aware of the risque nature of her husband’s act because it was rehearsed numerous times before the broadcast.

However, Thicke’s mother, Gloria Loring, has been far more outspoken about her disapproval of Cyrus’ antics.

“I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this. Oh, Lord, have mercy. … I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son. The problem is now I can never ‘unsee’ it,” Loring told Yahoo! OMG!, in an exclusive interview.

“Him? Loved it. I love that suit, the black and white suit. I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I just don’t understand. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial,” she added.

Allegedly the “Blurred Lines” singer is also having second thoughts about his participation in the widely panned performance.

Robin thought it would be fun to include Miley, but he didn’t realize how much she would overshadow him. This was his big night and big performance,” an unidentified source recently told Us Weekly. “I don’t think he would have done it knowing what it ended up like.”

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