Bowie was my lover: Sarandon
Susan Sarandon and David Bowie in 1983. Picture: Getty Images

Susan Sarandon says she had a love affair with David Bowie in the 1980s.

The 67-year-old actress fell for the singer when they worked on the movie The Hunger together in 1983 but split up because she didn't want children.

"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 where I was looking to settle down and raise a family, so that definitely changes the gene pool you're dipping into," Sarandon told The Daily Beast.

However, the star had nothing but praise for her former love.

"He's just a really interesting person and so bright. He's a talent and a painter and . . . he's great," she said.

Despite her reasons for splitting with Bowie, Sarandon gave birth to her first child, Eva, in 1985 with Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri.

She later had two sons with Tim Robbins, while Bowie and supermodel Iman married in 1992 and have a daughter together.

Sarandon also opened up about her past drug use, telling the publication: "Yeah, I'm not new to the idea of mushrooms. I don't really like chemical things, really.

"I don't like to feel speedy. But I've done Ayahuasca (a South American brew) and I've done mushrooms and things like that.

"My attitude about marijuana or anything is 'Don't be stoned if you have to pretend you're not', so I'd never do drugs if I was taking care of my kids."

The actress, who is now dating toyboy *Jonathan Bricklin *, 36, added that the world would be "more gentle" if people smoked marijuana instead of drinking.

The West Australian

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