Susan Sarandon says split with Tim Robbins hurt

Updated: Oct 04, 2010, 21:16 PM IST

London: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon says she never expected that her relationship with actor Tim Robbins will end.

The couple decided to go their separate ways last December after 23-year-long relationship.

The 63-year-old actress, who has sons Jack, 21, and Miles, 18 with Robbins, says she is amazed that their split shocked people, Contactmusic reported.

The ‘Dead Man Walking’ star, who also has a 25-year-old daughter Eva Amurri from a previous relationship said, “People were coming up to me in the street and saying, ‘I cried and I cried when I heard.’ Well, I was sadder. I didn`t think it would ever happen either.”

Sarandon, who married fellow student Chris Sarandon in 1967 and divorced 12 years later, decided not to remarry because she thought her relationships would be stronger without an official union, something she is uncertain about.

Despite her sadness, the actress believes her relationship with Robbins had run its course.

“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,” she said.

PTI