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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have split up

"One of Hollywood's most enduring relationships has ended – Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have broken up after more than two decades together," reports People. "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."

Sarandon is a long-time "lefty" and we love her for it. She's always been out-spoken about gay rights and issues:

Advocate (September 02, 2008)
Advocate: But maybe you do know or can emphasize with what it’s like to be queer -- you’ve been persecuted and gotten in trouble for some of your political stances.

Susan Sarandon: Speaking out when you feel you need to is definitely an extension of your moral fiber, but when you have to deny the absolute essence of your sexual choices, a relevant point of who you are, that’s much a more difficult situation to be in. Where you’re forced to pretend to be something you're not. I can’t imagine living with that. But I have had my life threatened. It’s a scary thing when someone hates you and they don’t know you and feel that strongly about you for some reason. I identify that way. And certainly being in the profession I’m in, I’ve always felt like an outsider, was somewhat outside the box and different, and that has always made me feel very much at home with anyone else who feels outside the box in a nontraditional way, whatever would lead to that. So many of my friends happen to be gay through the last 40 years, so I identify very strongly.

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