Robin Thicke was meant to be a girl – Parents

thickeRobin Thicke was meant to be a girl named Melissa, but his parents Alan and Gloria were shocked when the tiny tot popped out as a boy and they were forced to change their pre-planned moniker.


The ‘Blurred Lines’ hitmaker admits his mother Gloria and father Alan were so convinced they were going to welcome a baby daughter into the world 36 years ago that they’d already picked out their favourite name, but were shocked when the tiny tot popped out as a boy and were forced to change their pre-planned moniker.


Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: “I was supposed to be Melissa Thicke, so I guess I was born and they said, ‘Let’s still give him a girl’s name.’ “


The 36-year-old heartthrob took inspiration from his showbiz parents – who divorced in 1983 – when he was a youngster as he wanted to have Gloria’s singing ability and ‘Growing Pains’ star Alan’s charming personality and acting talent.


He explained: “I wanted to be more like them, like my mom as singer and my dad as charmer. He’s excessively charming.”


Robin’s dad Alan – who has also hosted numerous game shows – previously admitted he had always wanted to be a singer himself, but never made it and he’s glad his son has been so successful.


The 66-year-old Canadian actor said: “I’m thrilled for him. I’ve always dabbled in music. If I could have grown up to be Robin Thicke, I would have. But I’m glad somebody in the family did.”

Connect with us

Latest Stories

Jose Chameleone gets fans dancing with superstar

Musician and East African Legend Jose Chameleone released the video for

Ali Kiba seduces fans on new single

“I never make music to compete with anyone; people compete with me and

D’banj goes french on “Comment Ca Va”

Fans of D’banj are in for a treat with his latest release “Comment

Jose Chameleone yearns for love on mshamba

"Najua mimi mshamba Wewe mwenye asali kanifundisha kuilamba" These poetic

#WeirdNews: Girl lets best friend sleep with boyfriend to avoid sex talk

A YouTube star let her boyfriend have sex with her best friend to put


Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington found dead

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has reportedly been found dead

Nothing But Thieves don’t want rock star image

Nothing But Thieves are keen to defeat the rock star image by carving

Kanye to be joined by Chris Martin, 2 Chainz at Glastonbury?

Kanye West will reportedly be joined by Chris Martin and 2 Chainz during

Florence + the Machine replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Florence + the Machine have replaced Foo Fighters as Friday's (26.06.15)

Blur’s Alex James loves ‘smoking hot’ Taylor Swift

Blur's Alex James thinks Taylor Swift is "smoking hot" and admits he has


Hugh Jackman won’t star as Wolverine in Deadpool movie

Hugh Jackman has ruled out starring as metal claw-bearing mutant Wolverine

Vin Diesel explains his love of social media

Hollywood star Vin Diesel believes social media has helped to change the

Watch Leonardo Dicaprio’s “Before the Flood” Full Documentary

8months after winning his long-awaited Oscar honored for his work in The

Wolverine 3 named Logan

Hugh Jackman has shared a poster of the upcoming third Wolverine movie,

Ben Affleck’s Batman year and a half away

Ben Affleck’s standalone ‘Batman’ movie – which he writes, directs