Is marriage in Susan Sarandon's future?
The Academy Award-winning actress, whose 12-year marriage to Chris Sarandon was followed by a two-decade relationship with Tim Robbins, told Britain's The Telegraph on Tuesday that she "really can't imagine" marrying again.
"Even when I got married, we never said it was going to be forever," said Sarandon, who married Chris Sarandon, her college sweetheart, in 1968, when she was 20. "It was a kind of practical decision. I don’t think I ever thought of it as something that would be a huge deal. But every year we renewed. We decided not with an actual ceremony, but just said ‘should we go through the next year? Actually, I think it’s a good relationship strategy. We should revisit this before we have children to see if everybody is still on the same page.”
But when it came to her relationship with Robbins, the father of her sons, Jack Henry, 22, and Miles, 19, Sarandon said the habit of "renewing" wasn't necessary.
"I felt married, I felt committed," the the 65-year-old actress told the paper. “If you have children, they are never out of your life.”
It's not the first time Sarandon has offered her philosophy on marriage in the two and a half years since she split from Robbins. In an earlier interview with The Telegraph in October 2010, Sarandon weighed her decision to abstain from marriage. "I thought that if you didn't get married you wouldn't take each other for granted as easily," she said. "I don't know if after twenty-something years that was still true."
Sarandon and Robbins, who met on the set of 1988's "Bull Durham," aren't the only long-term Hollywood couple to have never said "I do." Click through the slideshow below to see other pairs who never married... and ended up calling it quits after years together anyway.