Hollywood heavyweight Susan Sarandon recently sat down with UK’s Telegraph and elaborated on her publicized split from longtime partner Tim Robbins.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
On marrying Chris Sarandon (her only husband) at 20:
“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.”
On never considering marriage with Tim Robbins:
“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 twenty-something years that was still true.”
On their breakup:
“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.”
I always liked her position on choosing to have someone in your life and not needing a piece of paper to validate that. And in turn you would never take advantage of one another. I always held onto that when I first heard her say it. Unfortunately, I suppose time will eradicate that notion.
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