Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton have been together since they were teenagers, but that doesn't mean that other women haven't caught his eye.
In fact, he tells Elle that his first celeb crush was the oh-so-crushable Janet Jackson back in the '90s.
"The video for That's the Way Love Goes, my friends and I would watch that and be like, Whoa," he says. "And En Vogue! One of the girls looks just like my wife."
Thicke talked more about romance, his TV star father Alan Thicke's love of the ladies and tips for keeping his marriage alive.
On his father's swinging single life: "My dad was single my whole pubescent period. (Laughs) He had Ms. Alabama, Ms. Dominican Republic—every week. I was like, 'Dang, Pops.' He had an indoor Jacuzzi, and he frequented it. The first time I saw a naked woman was when I went to take a shower one morning before school. I was like, Who is this girl in my shower?"
His dad's lessons on love: "He was always very intuitive. And very smooth. He didn't really tell me what to do. He told me what not to do, which is actually more important."
On his strong bond with Patton: "I'm sure when your parents get divorced when you're seven, maybe as a kid I thought, 'I'm going to take care of my wife. I'll be a great husband.' But the real reason is because of the person that I met. We're pretty sure we've loved each other for a few lives."
Does he get jealous about her onscreen kissing?:"Who wouldn't? Those are my lips."
How do they keep their marriage spicy?:"The spice is not our problem. We're overspiced. We could probably take a few spices off the shelf."
And, when it comes to romance?: "I like to take her out to a fancy, six-course meal that lasts three hours and stare into her eyes. Of course it's a little schmaltzy. There's nothing women love more than an effort. You can even mess it up. The shoes that you bought don't have to be right. You might have gotten the wrong chocolates. But she'll know if you made an effort."