Susan Sarandon reveals she's 'hopeful' but 'not desperate' about finding love again at 74

Susan Sarandon says she'd love to find a passionate travel partner when the pandemic ends

Susan Sarandon has revealed she'd love to find a passionate travel partner in her later years
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Susan Sarandon has revealed she hopes to experience romance again in the future, but she won't be bending over backwards to find it. 

The Oscar award-winning actor opened up about her love life in a candid new interview, revealing she'd like to meet a partner at this later stage of her life. 

At 74, Susan has already had multiple long-term relationships, the last of which ended in 2015. Having lived as a singleton for the past six years, she's now ready to return to dating—where she hopes to connect with a nomadic spirit like herself. 

"I would like to have a travel companion, male, female—age doesn't matter," she told People magazine. "I would like to find someone who's up for an adventure kind of attitude." 

Susan Sarandon and Miles Robbins at Oakley's "Learn to Ride" at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah on January 18, 2009. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)

Susan Sarandon with her son Miles Robbins enjoying a vacation in Utah in 2009 

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While she accepts that the "window may have closed" to visit new places with a romantic interest, she isn't about to give up altogether. "I'm forever hopeful—but not desperate," she said. 

Susan has always been a travel enthusiast, having jet-setted around the world for movie and TV roles throughout her career. She has repeatedly spoken of her fondness for the antiquity of European countries like Italy, where she filmed Mussolini and I with Anthony Hopkins in 1985. 

TAORMINA, ITALY - JUNE 19: Susan Sarandon attends Day 7 of the 61st Taormina Film Fest on June 19, 2015 in Taormina, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)

Susan Sarandon would love to find a travel partner with whom she can explore the world 

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The Ride the Eagle star knows, however, that the pandemic isn't the best circumstances in which to explore the world—or to meet the right person to do it with. Rather than sign up for over 50s dating apps, she's decided to wait until restrictions lift and enjoy the company of some other important loved ones in the meantime. 

"COVID isn't exactly the most perfect dating situation to be finding people," she admitted. "So, I don't know, but I'm pretty happy making memories with my kids."

Susan has three adult children, daughter Eva Amurri whom she shares with Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri, and sons John 'Jack' Henry and Miles Robbins from her relationship with actor Tim Robbins. She is also the doting grandmother to Eva's three adorable sons, Marlowe, 4, Major, 2, and five-month-old Matteo. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Eva Amurri, actress Susan Sarandon, director Jack Henry Robbins, and actress Kristen Wiig in the audience during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)

Susan Sarandon with her daughter Eva (L) and son Jack Henry (R) 

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Despite being "pretty open" to potential suitors, Susan does have one condition they must meet. She emphasized that, while she has no preferences about gender or age, she does someone who "cares about something passionately and who loves what they do, whatever that is."

Fans of the Thelma and Louise actor shouldn't be surprised by this request. As well as being an acclaimed Hollywood actor, Susan has long been a fervent political campaigner and social activist. She proudly supports progressive left-wing movements, endorsing Bernie Sanders for US President in both 2016 and 2020, and regularly shows solidarity with women, racial and ethnic minorities, and the LGBTQ+ community.

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.