Tim Robbins & Susan Sarandon split after 23 years – holy crap!

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That’s it. Cancel Christmas. There is no more love in the world. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from this announcement – Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins are done! Susan’s representative alerted People Magazine in a brief statement just minutes ago. What. The. F-ck?!? Oh, and they broke up over the summer, too!

One of Hollywood’s most enduring relationships has ended – Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have broken up after more than two decades together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

“Actress Susan Sarandon and her partner of 23 years, actor Tim Robbins have announced that they separated over the summer,” her rep Teal Cannaday tells PEOPLE in a statement. “No further comments will be made.”

[From People Magazine]

I seriously cannot believe this, but I have to admit, I had a split second thought of “oh, that makes sense.” Only because they haven’t been photographed for a while together, and Susan has been making all of her red carpet appearances for The Lovely Bones either solo, or with her goofy, hunky son Jack.

Jesus. They’ve been together 23 years! They have two sons together too – Jack, who is 20 years old, and Miles, who is 17 years old. So, at least they don’t have little kids, but I’m sure the boys (and Eva Amurri) are devastated.

They were my mom’s generation’s Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Sort of. You know what I mean! They were held up as an example of a couple who were making it work in the long haul. I’m seriously floored.

UPDATE BY KAISER: Hey, I’ve noticed that some of of you are talking about blind items that might be about this couple, and I found one from this time last year, via Blind Gossip/D-Listed: “Which acting couple with a bit of an age gap between them is having trouble acting like their home life is going well? One discovered that other had briefly cheated on them, and they have been struggling to work through that betrayal out of the public eye. To make matters worse, there is now the added stress of a child in trouble, as they recently discovered that one of their kids has a drinking problem.” Damn, I hope that’s not them. I don’t want to think of Tim as a douchey cheater, but I feel like there might be another shoe to drop.

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  1. diva says:

    I think its great that they lasted 23 years, that is longer than most marriages. I hope now, no sordid gossip comes out about him cheating on her and for once they can have a dignified ending.

  2. EMV says:

    This really doesn’t surprise me since they weren’t even married.Maybe they had a common law marriage, but I don’t think so. Susan was always adamant about them not being married, but having the same commitment as a marriage and saying how it works for them. The other coulples besides Goldie and Kurt are married that you all mentioned. There is a difference. I mean even gay couples I know think that there is a big difference b/t marriage and just being together… I don’t know, this just doesn’t surprise me.

  3. Buckley says:

    ok 2009 just got a little better….David Goldman got his son back!
    So 2009, no more ugly shenanigans please!

  4. Tami says:

    Get over it, people! Why would he date a 63 year old when he could easily be dating a 33 year old?!??

  5. bo says:

    Why would she?

    Oh, unless there was love involved. It’s easy to imagine a woman would love. Say, aren’t men doing that these days?

  6. CME73 says:

    :( I heard that they’ve been keeping it to themselves since summer already. I’m stunned. They seemed so destined to be together forever. :(

  7. bella says:

    That’s a wrap, 2009. Roll 2010.

  8. Betty says:

    I bet you didn’t think of Tiger Woods as a douchy cheater either. Shit my husband and I have been married for almost 23 years. Is this what I get to look forward to? At least in California she’ll get half, even though she may already have earned the larger half.

  9. Julia says:

    Not to put too, too fine a point on it because, in fact, I believe that Christmas has been cancelled given the news…buuuut, let’s not assume that it was Tim Robbins who cheated. It may have been the Missus….

  10. Guest says:

    Kaiser: You do a diservice to your readers when you use “Jesus” as an exclamation point. Since you are a good writer, I’m certain you could search your vocabulary bank for a replacement to your highly offensive use of the name. One does not have to be Christian to be offended, merely respectful.

  11. crazydaisy says:

    See – you don’t need 14 mistresses to f*ck up a relationship. One brief affair will do it.

    People, figure it out! Betrayal = Doom. Broken trust is forever broken.

  12. MooMooMooMooMoo says:

    Jeez am I the only one who is not surprised? I always thought he probably had a few on the side.. I never thought about it but that was just my impression whenever I saw a picture of them.

    As others have said, 23 years is a long relationship, love changes and life is short so you may as well get out there!

  13. Sarah says:

    WTF??? I can’t believe that! They are THE couple!!! If they are not work, who does work these days? I am seriously floored too. I hope they stay friends. I loved them together. So cute.

  14. GatsbyGal says:


  15. Sumodo says:

    I’m not surprised. Nothing surprises me anymore. I lost my job, wrecked my car, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins split. 2009 sucked like a Hoover factory. Yup, I’m done.

  16. Bob says:

    But they seemed so happy being bat-shit crazy together. Where will they find two other people so equally unhinged?

  17. Iggles says:

    @ Jess:
    “The rest of us are DOOMED.”

    That sums it up completely.

  18. Ophelia says:

    @ Guest, then don’t read it! I don’t think it takes away anything, it adds more emphasis to already good writing. I’m an atheist and I’m constantly bombarded with Christianity, how do you think I feel? Just because someone is Xtian doesn’t change someone’s writing for me though. Lots of awesome authors are Xtian and on the other side of the coin, lots of authors, Xtian or not, use “Jesus” and it doesn’t take away anything. I don’t mean any of this to be rude, I just think there should be a bit more tolerance.

    On topic, however, this is so sad :-( I really love them together, my mom used to tell me about them protesting together and they seemed like they shared a lot. 23 years is a long time! That’s, like, my whole life. I hope the rest of us aren’t doomed! Let’s end this awful year!

  19. linda says:

    WHY does everyone assume it is HE that cheated with a Younger woman? I’m SO sick of that! She could’ve very well cheated with an even younger man! Lots of young guys think older women are sexy!
    Hopefully nobody cheated and it is just some other thing that happened…it’s none of our business, no matter how much we may want to know.
    I hope they get back together!

  20. CB Rawks says:

    2009 can kiss my rotund ass.

    Guys, merry christmas anyway, for serious. I hope all get hugs and candy.

  21. Lita says:

    Good for you EMV, you’ve been wrong for 23 years but *today* you are right!

    Comon, you really think that they were together for 23 years, with two grown sons and a life built together, yet their relationship lacked validity because they weren’t wedded? Different strokes for different folks!

  22. Lita says:

    Also adding my Merry Christmas to one and all – may everyone have too much food, too many drinks and a brilliantly excessive array of presents! And then look forward to working off the inches and credit cards in 2010 ;o)

    Good wishes all round.

  23. For Sooth? says:

    Hah! I’ve lasted ten years longer, with a marriage license! I’ve always had a hard time getting on board with Tim. It’s his look and his akwardness and his politics. All askew. But the age difference will bite you in the butt in the end. Look out Demi!

  24. Dee says:

    I agree – the rest of us are doomed…. what a shocker…..

  25. Jazz says:

    Aww, if those crazy kids can’t make it what chance do we have?!

  26. Stephie says:

    This sucks. After so long? Damn.

  27. Celebitchy says:

    Yeah really, screw 2009. I was over this year months ago. This is so sad! As DrM said, they split 6 months ago and waited until right before Christmas to announce it so it would get the least amount of coverage and be least disrupting to their family. That was smart.

  28. Tess says:

    Aw, nuts.

    Don’t force me to be the resident optimist.

    But, the fairly predictable break-up of 2 celebrities who lead lives completely unlike ours, has zip zero nada correlation with our ability to create lasting relationships.

  29. lolkitties says:

    I love how everyone assumes it was Tim who cheated. It looks like Susan may be the one with a paramour… http://gawker.com/5433489/did-susan-sarandon-dump-tim-robbins-for-a-ping-pong-entrepreneur?skyline=true&s=x

  30. Cheyenne says:

    Sometimes it’s a crap marriage that lasts for decades until one of the partners says “no más” and pulls the plug.

    One of my cousins dumped her philandering hubby after 50(!) years. The older he got, the more the old fart ran around cheating. Sometimes you just have to say enough is enough.

  31. dizzybenny says:

    Now i did not read all 82 messages before.so i dont know if someone said this but….it looks like HE got older and SHE staid the same.she’s as hot now as she was 20-30 years ago!DAAAAAMMNN!!

  32. Beachbum says:

    Why announce this at Christmas, especially if this did happen in the summer. It has been 6 months. This all looks like a PR move..JMO

  33. Margaret DeFrank says:

    Those two were meant for each other they are both numbskulls! They suck.

  34. Anon says:

    All this stuff about Susan and a younger man all over the web… Tim must have a good PR person… when she was away he had his parties.

  35. Steve says:

    So sad, I hope they can work things out.

  36. jimmy says:

    People change and move on…, things change. Contrary to popular belief…these people aren’t a barometer for personal relationships!!

  37. cheche says:

    WTF?!I JUST found out..like now..im behind in the times!

  38. Barney Frank says:

    People, you need to get a life of your own. You seem to know these people personally. It’s all in your mind. Susan Sarandon s*cks…