Rashida Jones Ditched Robin Thicke For Al B. Sure! In Junior High! Read The Full Story
Robin Thicke was a hot commodity in his hay day, so much so, Rashida Jones asked the singer to a junior high school dance.
During an interview on Apple Music Beats One radio show, Time Crisis, Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton’s daughter opened up about crushing on Robin when she was 12 or 13 years old. “His dad was on Growing Pains, and my mom was on Twin Peaks, on ABC, at the same time. So I met him at some ABC party,” she told host, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. “We kinda flirted, and exchanged numbers. Landlines, obviously.”
Jones went on to explain that she and Thicke would talk on the phone and one day she mustered up enough courage to ask him to go her junior high dance. Paula Patton’s ex husband happily accepted, but unfortunately, another hot singer stepped into the picture. Who might that be? Al B. Sure!
“I was like, ‘I’m sorry, you can’t come with me, because Al B. Sure! is actually coming with me,'” Rashida, 39, told Robin.
So what ended up happening? Jones revealed that despite their eight year age difference, Al agreed to attend the dance. “But he didn’t,” Jones said. “That didn’t happen.” Basically, he was a no show!
So instead of going to the dance with a third prospect, Rashida “borrowed a Betsy Johnson top from my sister, and I worked the door.”