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. KsGirl says:




  2. Goddess711 says:

    NO WAY!!! F**k, next they’ll be saying there’s no Santa.
    Damn this is depressing! Ok. Is there anyone out there worth holding onto as a Love Success Story?
    I need wine to process this one, I’m shocked.

  3. Jess says:

    The rest of us are DOOMED.

  4. Birdie says:

    I hate when couples split after so long… So Sad… It makes you question the authenticity of lasting love.

  5. DrM says:

    She is a class act…they both are…no nasty noises from either of them and its been over for nigh on six months…

    sad but this is the way to do it people!!!

  6. viper says:

    This is why I love myself. To hell with a significant other. just time consuming aswell as nothing but compromizing, then in the end all for not. Yeah I’ll stick to loving myself first. At least I amuse myself and if anything goes wrong it is just my fault.

  7. princess pea says:

    What? No. But they were supposed to be the forever ones… didn’t anyone tell them? They were the proof that there is real love in Hollywoodland, at least some of the time. Dammit.

  8. C-DUB says:

    That’s it….I’m going home for the day.

  9. juiceinla says:

    Son of a nutcracker. I want to insert a clever Bull Durham quote here, but this just sucks.

  10. AC says:

    this sucks. *pouts*

  11. Jaded says:

    Juiceinla -

    How about “When am I gonna get laid???”

    One of my favourite all-time movie lines. She says it with such cranky desparation.

    This is a lump of coal in my love stocking for sure.

  12. Raven says:

    I now wonder whether we will be hearing that Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are no more either.

    Oh, and DrM is right.

  13. lucy2 says:

    Wow, what a shame. That’s sad after so long together. Hopefully it was an amicable split and they’re both moving on and happy.
    I agree about class acts though – not a bad word or even a mention from either of them.

    On a side note I love that red dress in the first pic, but it’s kind of an odd shape on her.

  14. Samantha says:

    I quit life.

  15. Jeane says:

    What are you people talking about??? 23 years is a long time, especially in Hollywood. Sounds like a pretty damn succesful marriage to me!

    Who knows why they split up, but they’re both adults and seem like reasonable people. Maybe it was just time to go their seperate ways, it happens. No need to stop believing in love.

  16. Renee says:

    Why 2009, WHY!!??

  17. SolitaryAngel says:


    That’s it. There is no chance for the rest of us. WHY did they have to ruin Christmas? 6 months and they announce it TODAY?


    Crap. I’m going back to bed.

  18. My reaction: OH NO!

    And yes, we are doomed. If they can’t make it, the rest of us sure can’t as well.


  19. mhjmc says:

    Okay .. now 2009 really needs to end!! Let’s just skip to the end!!!

  20. her grinchness says:

    why in the world is everyone asking “WHY?” .. are ya kidding me?
    cause he banged a groupie, of course – why else?? good grief, shocker & yawn.

  21. teehee says:

    My grandparents have been together for 53 years — this doesnt faze me.

  22. wow says:

    Good for them. This is how it should be done. No ugly divorce or negative media to deal with. Just a matter of saying of saying this is no longer working, and then move on mutually. Showing class even during a break up. I’m impressed.

  23. oxa says:

    I wonder who is doing someone else ans when the photos are going to hit, then we will know the reason it was announced to People Magazine.

  24. BitterBetty says:


  25. Maritza says:

    I wonder who strayed? I hope we get to find out what happened. I really thought they were a solid couple. Who’s next? Goldie and Russell?

  26. Lil says:

    I just love them together. *sniff* I can’t help it, this makes me sad.

  27. irishserra says:

    That is long by today’s standards. Makes me wonder why after working so hard for so long they would decide to quit. Sad.

  28. danielle says:

    So sad.

  29. Jax says:

    I love her but those pics just prove that women should not wear sleeveless anything after a certain age. Wrinkly cleavage is questionable too.

  30. Popcorny says:

    “I told ya so!”
    I knew they were dunzo and knew for quite a while they were absolutely headed in that direction.
    (*pats self on back*)(kidden)
    Don’t get me wrong, I adore Susan. Wish she hooked up with someone less self-involved than Tim. She was genuine, he’s never been.
    Tim’s long been rumored to have been cheating.

  31. TaylorB says:

    That is too bad. I would have put my money on those two. But they certainly are dealing with it in a private and classy fashion. *** perhaps Kate and jon should take notes***

  32. Lem says:

    shoot! I had them for a blind this summer and was really hoping I was wrong (as I so often am)

  33. westender says:

    2009 is certainly giving Hollywood a hard time!

  34. jaundicemachine says:

    I hate to be so invested in two people I’ve never met – but that really sucks.

    Best wishes for the both of them.

  35. Emily says:

    @Raven, I also thought immediately of Goldie and Kurt. I hope Susan and Tim can work it out and get back together.

  36. Squirrel says:

    A shame indeed. All the best to her, as she’s a great lady!

    Highly unfortunate dress in the first picture though… She usually has such solid dress sense.

  37. bo says:

    Dear Santa: Please protect Annette Bening and Warren Beatty this Christmas. I won’t be able to handle it.

  38. chickentikkatellmewhatswrong says:

    Lem- What blind was that? Do tell, perhaps it might help us come to grips with something (anything?)

    Everyone else – I concur – roll on 2010!

  39. stinabelle says:

    I’ve always seen Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson as the “look, people can stay together in Hollywood” couple, but this sucks.

  40. juiceinla says:

    Jaded- yep, that one works huh? glad I didn’t go with the Whitman reference.

  41. Sincerity says:

    Oh well, that’s life! I really liked them as a couple. Who knows, they have kids and may reconcile later on. Sometimes going “solo” is not all it’s cracked up to be. Perhaps one of them is about to make a marriage announcement soon. I wish the both of them only the best.

  42. Feebee says:

    Ouch, this one hurts. Susan Sarandon rocks, though I wish she was rocking a bra in the red dress.

    There must have been a reason for them making a public statement because otherwise after six months why bother? Hopefully no nasty surprise. They’re still keeping it classy.

  43. Pole says:

    This is just wrong!

  44. Peach says:

    Goooo aaaaaaawwwwaaayyyy 2009. I’m so sick of this decade.
    This new years I’m dancing like the world is on fire. Because if we can make it through this shit storm. We’re golden.
    Just. Hold. On. People.
    We are almost there.

  45. Buckley says:


    2009, you’re fired!

  46. CH says:

    depressing!… Peach..love ur post!! Someone give us some hope, I can’t think of one public relationship which has lasted more than 10 years…. ???

  47. DrM says:

    @ Raven…well thank you ma’am! Not very often I get told I’m ‘right’ :)

  48. WTF?!? says:

    Me sad now.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. Babalon says:

    Oh no! No!

  52. Buckley says:

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

  53. Tami says:

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

  54. 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?

  55. valerie says:

    thank u EMV….well said

  56. 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. :(

  57. bella says:

    That’s a wrap, 2009. Roll 2010.

  58. 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.

  59. 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….

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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!

  63. 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.

  64. GatsbyGal says:


  65. 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.

  66. Bob says:

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

  67. Iggles says:

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

    That sums it up completely.

  68. 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!

  69. 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!

  70. CB Rawks says:

    2009 can kiss my rotund ass.

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

  71. 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!

  72. 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.

  73. 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!

  74. Dee says:

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

  75. Jazz says:

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

  76. Stephie says:

    This sucks. After so long? Damn.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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

  80. 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.

  81. 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!!

  82. 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

  83. Margaret DeFrank says:

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

  84. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I love Tim Robbins.

  85. 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.

  86. Steve says:

    So sad, I hope they can work things out.

  87. jimmy says:

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

  88. cheche says:

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

  89. 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…