Susan Sarandon confirms David Bowie romance

LOS ANGELES - Susan Sarandon has confirmed rumors she had a secret fling with David Bowie in the 1980s.

The "Thelma & Louise" actress starred alongside the legendary musician in the 1983 movie "The Hunger," and earlier this year her pal Melissa McCarthy sent gossips into a spin when she mentioned the romance at an awards ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Neither Sarandon nor Bowie responded to the rumor at the time, but now the actress has spoken out to confirm she did have a brief relationship with the "Starman" hitmaker around the time they worked together on the vampire movie.

When asked in an interview with if she has ever dated a rock star, she replies, "Bowie ... Yeah. He's worth idolizing. He's extraordinary."

"That was a really interesting period," she added. "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. But 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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