Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins Split


This is a couple that I thought would be together forever. Kind of like Kurt & Goldie. According to a statement from Susan's rep to People Magazine, they split back in the summer. She was great on Letterman last night and I had a photo of her for Random Photos, but I will use it here instead. Susan's rep did the announcing of the split so something is probably going to break soon that will make it obvious why they split. They have been together for over 20 years.

"Actress Susan Sarandon and her partner of 23 years, actor Tim Robbins have announced that they separated over the summer,"

59 comments:

shazzzba said...

DAMN....

*Miss_P* said...

noooo!
I really liked them as a couple.
I wonder who did what and with whom?

nunaurbiz said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooo! :-(

Preciousredtx said...

Wow...that is a shock, I thought they were gonna be together forever too

Cali Girl said...

i thought they were lifers too. that sucks.

GladysKravitz said...

I literally gasped when I read this. I have so much admiration for both of them, in part because they made an unconventional relationship work for so long (age difference, not getting married, two actors, etc). Sad. Sad. Sad.

Caroline said...

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I wonder who did what? Or, more accurately, which blind item will be revealed when who did what is disclosed?

Audrey said...

How depressing! They seemed like a really cool couple. Good luck to both of them!

Audrey said...

Enty!! Did you get Caroline's hint? Are there any reveals to be made with either Susan's or Tim's names??

Ms Cool said...

Dang. That sucks.

I guess there are benefits to not being married. No messy divorces... How old are their kids?

Leah said...

Ms cool -
17 and 20 I believe.

This news does suck, I loved them as a couple.

Thisisridiculous said...

I liked them together too. 23 years is a loooooong time. I would hate to start all over with someone new at that point. ugh!

Moose said...

Man. They complimented each other so well. This is sad.

Two sons...ages 20 and 17. Ava is Sarandon's daughter from an earlier relationship with Franco Amurri

Reviewer said...

I'm not surprised. Studies have shown couples who don't commit to marriage are at higher risk to break up in the long term.

I (sadly) predict the same will eventually happen to Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell and Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis.

Middle-aged Diva said...

I vaguely remember a blind where they were the best guess but no one wanted to believe it.

genesis said...

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!

Mr. Dufrane if you please, why?!?!

linnea said...

oh wow...

Lauren said...

I liked them together. How sad.

Lauren said...

I liked them together. How sad.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Sounds like Enty was blindsided by this one too, so chances are they aren't a blind... yet.
All I can say is that people do grow apart over time, however that being said, I'm willing to bet that Tim strayed and got caught, either by betrayal by the bimbo who tripped his heels and wanted more than a one night stand (or a reality show deal), or by an "accidental" pregnancy by the same bimbo...ala Jude Law.

Jasmine said...

is it wrong that this affected me almost as much as the britney murphy thing?

Jasmine said...

so sad, i bet he cheated

chihuahuense said...

I guess I am the only one drinking the hatorade today.

I think I have said it before, but SS looks like she is an old western type saloon whore. And like she would smell like one too.

Forgive me and my bitchiness.

Syko said...

I'm shocked and sorry.

Lisa (original) said...

Oh noooooooooooooooo! I liked them together.

sunnyside1213 said...

I think she is hot for an older woman, and she seems really classy. Bet he will be sorry down the road. This give me the sads.

:-(

ellapetal said...

@ Gladys I gasped too! This decade is definitely ending with a bang. Me no likey. Too sad.

genesis said...

In unison now

2009...end already.

Sporky said...

My sister used to be a nurse at a very high-end hospital here in SoCal and said Tim Robbins was there being treated for the flue and was the biggest asshole in the world to the staff. So I never really liked him anyway. I used to really like Susan until she and Tim began thinking that because they were good actors, people should just automatically listen and agree with their political views (especially during the Clinton era). Not that I don't agree with most of them, but I was really turned off by their smugness.

Sporky said...

D'oh! That's "flu" and not "flue"! he didn't have a faulty chimney or anything...nyuk nyuk nyuk...

warmislandsun said...

Maybe that's why she got her face done; don't get me wrong, it looks amazing, but there is an obvious before and after.

I hope she is happy/happier.

A. Whiting said...

Saw a tee on line that said, "I survived 2009." How appropriate is that?

Sad to see them part ways. Hope he wasn't one of the BI actors who slept w/a young co-star.

When does ENTY reveal the BIs? Just so I can be sure to have a nice big fat cocktail in my hand when I check them out!

Mooshki said...

That is shocking! She was a popular choice for the mother/daughter dating the same guy blind, right?

Kingrey said...

Tragic end to a longstanding celebrity relationship.

Baby in Reader Photo #3 is very cute!

Lakers?! Uggh! Sorry, not my team.

Seeing all these Holiday photos reminds me I still have to buy my mother's gift. Later!

Kat said...

What's weird is that she was on 'The View' yesterday, and when one of the women asked her about Tim, she answered politely but said nothing of the split. If memory serves, there was a comment made about how long they've been together and how unusual it is. Must YouTube it to see if I'm remembering it correctly.

Totally sad. It'd be nice to see one of these couples stay together and mean it.

Sexecution said...

23 years is a long run for any marriage in this country, it's especially long in their industry. They are both classy people so it's likely the reason will never come out.

Perhaps it just fizzled out, but it is interesting that they waited 6 months to announce and nobody noticed anything before this.

Thandie said...

Well, they've been separated for about six months and HER rep does the announcement, so my guess is she has met someone.

Anyway, they've been one of my favorite couples; I really love both of them. That news is kinda depressing.

lutefisk said...

Damn it, Janet! I thought this one would last. At least they had a really good 23 years together.

Ice Angel said...

On the day of the blind about momand daughter I thought os susan. Wasn't there a pic of susan alone and ent asked where's tim?

Reese said...

I've always loathed both of them, as actors and as people, but this is a surprise.

Agree with the speculation that he was catting around.

Judi said...

Shocked but not going to speculate as to why. I'd rather wait and see if it comes out.

valerie said...

Why are people speculating that Tim was cheating on her? Do we have any reason to believe that, or is this us assuming that it's the guy who is cheating? Why couldn't Susan have been cheating? Or they broke up for other reasons (like they were just ready to move on??)

This one makes me sad. They seemed like a very solid couple, that lived their relationship on their own terms and no one else's (a rare thing in Hollywood, as today's blind item reminds us!). I hope they are both happy.

Beth said...

Why does this bum me out so much? I thought they were such a cool couple. Drat.

Security Mom said...

There was a casablanca blind years ago that I couldn't figure out and a friend solved it for me. It was about Tim Robbins and that apparently it was an open secret that he saw other women. My friend made me feel stupid for not knowing they had an 'open' relationship.

This news doesn't really surprise me but I could have been ill informed, too.

either way. the jig is up.

Emobacca said...

Susan's rep sent out the announcement so she is likely in another relationship right now

Cheryl said...

There have been other blinds and insinuations over the years that Tim has been abusive to her.

nancer said...

tim found somebody else. i'd bet on it.

Wil said...

What a shit year ... it cannot possibly end fast enough. So sad ...

selenakyle said...

My husband said, "Wow! So one of my faves is available now!"

He loves her.

Dream on, baby. Dreeeeaaaam on...

c17 said...

What everyone above me "expressing surprise & dismay" said.....

I've never been married & am in what is referred to as 'middle age'. It always makes me sad when long-lasting couples split. What chance do the REST of us have?

*sigh*

Ol Cranky said...

"something is probably going to break soon that will make it obvious why they split."

who'd he get pregnant?

Elle Kaye said...

chihuahuense -- Word.

ChasingHeaven said...

Tim and Susan split? This time Tiger has gone WAY. TOO. FAR.

LOL!

JoElla said...

I am really bummed about this.

bookjacket said...

One thing that struck me as odd is that Tim was directing theater in LA in recent years, and I doubt Susan spends much time in LA.She is a total New Yorker, always at local events. Ive run into her there several times. That's where the kids were based. She also seems close with a sister in the NY suburbs.Why would Tim direct theater in LA anyway, when theater is a New York medium?

lalou1970 said...

@bookjacket, Tim is a founding member of The Actors Gang in West Los Angeles. Great company of actors, great theatre company.

That being said...sad, but I agree with some of the other posters about the Sarandon/Robbins smugness. Just sayin!

Mango said...

Wow. I loooved Tim Robbins in Shawshank, which has got to be in the top 10 of my favorite movies. (I have a friend who refuses to watch it because "it's sad"; in fact her movie interests are limited to stuff like "27 Dresses and "Happy Feet". *sighs*)

My best male friend is an actor and he auditioned to work on "Jacob's Ladder" years ago and said that Robbins was a "sullen dick".

Meg C.H. said...

Didn't see that one coming...

J-Mo said...

Am agreed with commenters who find them smug. Don't know why but I just never had affection for them, it seems like they don't want it. When Sarandon befriended Julia Roberts I recall not liking the influence she seemed to have on her, I think in terms of her starting to take herself too seriously. Absolutely LOVED her in Dead Man Walking though, thoroughly moved by the performances in that movie.