Susan Sarandon, 68, broke up with her 37-year-old boyfriend of five years

Very soon after Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins split in 2009, Susan took up with a then-31-year-old dude named Jonathan Bricklin. She was 63 years old at the time. I kind of thought it was a flash-in-the-pan rebound romance that would run its course in a few months. After all, she was reaching retirement age and he was a ping-pong hustling hipster. Five years later… well, it lasted longer than I was expecting. But it’s over now! Page Six says Susan (now 68) and Jonathan (now 37) are over.

Susan Sarandon and her much younger boyfriend, SPiN New York co-founder Jonathan Bricklin, have split after five years following a disagreement over a reality show, Page Six has exclusively learned. Bricklin, 37, and Sarandon, 68, both appear on Morgan Spurlock’s new AOL series “Connected,” which centers on six New Yorkers and their partners who were handed cameras to document their lives for six months.

The show, which will air its first episode on March 31, highlights entrepreneur and filmmaker Bricklin’s relationship with Oscar winner Sarandon, but we’re told she grew increasingly annoyed about their private lives being filmed.

“It caused a lot of strain in the relationship,” a source told us. “It’s documented for the show that Susan breaks up with him because she doesn’t want to be involved with the show. She says, ‘You’re a cast member, I’m not.’”

Despite not wanting to be a reality star, Sarandon’s name is listed as Bricklin’s girlfriend in a press release for the show. She is about to start shooting the movie “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” with Kathy Bates.

“As of now, they’re working on things,” our source said of Sarandon and Bricklin, but it’s unclear whether they’ll get back together.

Sarandon, who had been in a long-term relationship with actor Tim Robbins prior to meeting Bricklin, is an investor in Bricklin’s pingpong franchise. We also heard the show caused strife between Bricklin and his SPiN New York partners — but a SPiN rep insists he’s still a partner in the business. Reps for Sarandon and Bricklin didn’t get back to us last night.

[From Page Six]

It sort of sounds like she thought he was using her to get press. But after five years, it’s not like he suddenly went Full Famewhore, you know? Maybe he wanted her in the show because she was his girlfriend of five years. Anyway, Susan will probably search out some new young lover. Do you think the age difference will be 30-plus years again?


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  1. QQ says:

    Playette is gonna keep on playing and I for one CANNOT WAIT

  2. perplexed says:

    Why did she agree to the reality show in the first place? Hello, you’re Susan Sarandon!

    Did that guy get weird looking over time?

    • QQ says:

      Really weird Looking… he started off as a ed nortonish/ ed Furlong whatever the kid from Terminator was … and ended like… well.. this Underslept pot store clerk

    • NGBoston says:

      Really, I have always loved Susan but this was an awkward pairing. Kind of creepy. She is old enough to be his a Grandmother so I just don’t see the attraction.

      • enike says:

        that´s the thing NGBoston, you don´t see the attraction, but they evidently did….

      • Sue says:

        Not really old enough to be his G’ma…I mean, technically sure. But a 31 year difference … most people are at least in their late 30s before they hit Grama-hood, at least in “developed” countries.

        But I guess I quibble a bit.

        I don’t find age differences to be creepy when the younger person is in their 30s, and especially not when both individuals are on the fit side. Regardless if it’s the female or male who is younger.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m surprised she would agree to a reality show in the first place. Gross.

    • Snazzy says:

      That’s what surprised me too actually. That would be super annoying. I guess that’s why I’m not famous 😛

    • Arock says:

      That’s really out of left field. It seems out of character for her, like Meryl Streep doing a commercial or something.
      So what’s the really story behind the Robbins breakup? Did it really have something to do with Kevin bacons daughter, it was infidelity, but I remember it being low down and Sarandon was just so above it all, (good for her)

  4. Tiffany says:

    I am still rebounding from the shock of her and Tim breaking up. That is the one to this day that still surprises me.

  5. Jayna says:

    Oscar winner Susan Sarandon reducing herself to being part of a reality show that follows couples just to make her boy toy happy? Say it ain’t so I’m absolutely mortified for her. I am glad she came to her senses partway through.

  6. Really says:

    Sounds like it could be a generational thing, as stupid as that may sound. I mean, she’s 68 and used to her privacy and knows she doesn’t need that kind of 24-7 invasion of it to be relevant or validated. He’s probably of the lifestyle/hipster/whatever that can see a certain need and appeal of it in today’s media. I’ll bet she didn’t get the full scope of this kind of show, maybe she thought it would be an edited down version with script approval 🙂
    Either way, it’s Susan Sarandon and she can have all my high and low fives with whatever she does.

  7. After 5 years? He was almost trained! Someone will snatch him up!

  8. Kitten says:

    I don’t blame Sarandon. She’s too good for reality TV BS.

  9. xxx says:

    She was staying at the same hotel as me in San Francisco. I saw her several times and rode the elevator as well. Anyways she has a very sweet disposition and was always smiling. She is a little shorter than you would imagine, 5’3 or 5’4. But she is a very classy woman with no plastic surgery and I can only pray to look that good at her age!

    • Renee says:

      She does look great but she has had plastic surgery, she admitted to having her double chin removed as well as the bags under her eyes.

      • bjesgirl says:

        Really she looks so natural. I actually think plastic surgery is fine, and have no problem with celebrities who choose to do it. I don’t even care if they lie about it. I DO care when it looks terrible and they turn into cat people. This is what great plastic surgery looks like. Don’t people understand that there’s a middle ground between haggard and tired looking, and feline features? Helen Mirren is another example. I’m pretty sure she had a neck lift and possibly other things done, but she looks amazing. Nicole Kidman and Renee Zeelweger (sp?) should have gone this route. Refreshed, but natural.

      • xxx says:

        interesting, makes sense now that you say it:)

  10. original kay says:

    She certainly has a type.

  11. Beckysuz says:

    Gosh she looks so great for her age. And natural. I don’t know if she’s been “freshened up,” but if she has its good work.

  12. GingerCrunch says:

    What a creepy-looking dude! I would love to see her with a beautiful, classy guy closer to her age. But that’s just crotchety, old me!

    • FingerBinger says:

      He is creepy looking. His eyes look weird ,like an alien. I hope she stays single for awhile.

  13. Miranda says:

    So if they ever decide to do a Golden Girls reboot, Susan Sarandon is a lock for Blanche, right? (And I mean that in the best way! Blanche was awesome.)

  14. Dee Kay says:

    Regardless of age, Sarandon is the famous and rich one in that relationship. Her money went into the dude’s business idea and I’m sure she at least partly (or mostly) supports his lifestyle as well. She has all the power in this. So when she says it’s over, it’s over. Dude should not have p***ed off his gravy train.

  15. Adrien says:

    He pings my gaydar. He’s like that husband of Terry McMillan.

  16. Harryg says:

    I like Morgan Spurlock though, and I can’t imagine him producing a crap oh-I-need-to-get-my-nails-done-today-type reality show. I think it sounds like an interesting document.

  17. lunchcoma says:

    It doesn’t necessarily sound like either of them was horrible to the other. He didn’t go Full Famewhore, and he probably did want her to be on the show because she was his girlfriend of 5 years. But not everyone is willing to date a reality actor – I certainly wouldn’t be, and it sounds like Susan isn’t, either.

  18. katy says:

    I hope she goes 40 year age difference this time. Get. It. Girl.

  19. MissyD says:

    If he was 31 when they got together, how did he age 7 years when they were only together for five?