Susan Sarandon Opens Up About Her Unexpected Breakup

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Susan Sarandon is finally talking about her split from Tim Robbins after their 23-year relationship as well as her first marriage to Chris Sarandon. The 64-year-old actress opened up to the UK’s Telegraph and explained why she never married Tim to begin with. She said, “I’ve always liked the idea of choosing to be with somebody. I thought that if you didn’t get married you wouldn’t take each other for granted as easily. I don’t know if after 20-something years that was still true.”

Sarandon also talked about marrying at a young age (to Chris Sarandon in her 20s), saying, “He was the first person I ever had sex with and my best friend. I married so young but took it very seriously; I never had that kind of free-love 1960s. I was slow to lose my virginity. In fact, throughout my life I’ve been with so few people; I’m one of those serial monogamists. I was never that wild, although I was a bit of a hippie chick. I think I probably still am a hippie chick.”

And finally she talked about the breakup that shocked even Hollywood (a place where some marriages last a week tops). Sarandon admitted how upset she felt, “People were coming up to me in the street and saying, ‘I cried and cried when I heard.’ Well, I was sadder! I didn’t think it would ever happen, either… You bring people into your life at certain times. Maybe you have a relationship to have children and you realize that it’s fulfilled after that point.”