Susan Sarandon: My Relationships With Chris Sarandon & Tim RobbinsChris Rogers
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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