Susan Sarandon Reveals Her Love Affair With David Bowie: “He’s Worth Idolizing”

David Bowie with actress Susan Sarandon, circa 1983
Susan Sarandon revealed that she had a wild love affair with David Bowie back in the '80s, which she calls "a really interesting period" of her life. Here, they're pictured in 1983. 

Scandalous, Susan! Susan Sarandon revealed in a recent interview that she's had a couple of "famous, pretty interesting" romantic partners, including the legendary David Bowie.

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"In terms of hooking up with movie stars, I got married really young, which knocked out most of my 20s to be f—ing around," Sarandon, 67, told The Daily Beast on Thursday, July 24. She noted, however, that "there have been a couple of famous, pretty interesting ones. One rock star [Bowie], and another actor [identity remains unknown]. But I'm pretty much a nester and tend to be monogamous."

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Sarandon's love affair with Bowie took place around the time the two co-starred in the 1983 horror film The Hunger. "That was a really interesting period," Sarandon said. "I wasn't supposed to have kids, and I'm the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them, so I wasn’t ever in a mode to where I was looking to settle down and raise a family, so that definitely changes the gene pool you’re dipping into."

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Their affair took place several years after Sarandon's divorce from her first husband, college sweetheart Chris Sarandon, in 1979. She later went on to date director Franco Amurri (with whom she had a daughter Eva), and eventually coupled up with actor Tim Robbins—the father of her two sons, Miles and Jack, and partner of 23 years until their 2009 split.

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Bowie, on his end, married Iman in 1992. The rocker, 67, lives in NYC and has a daughter with the former supermodel. While he and Sarandon went their separate ways, the actress still has a high regard for his character.

"Yeah. He's worth idolizing. He's extraordinary," she gushed of the musician. "Bowie's just a really interesting person, and so bright. He's a talent, and a painter, and… he's great."

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