Susan Sarandon is an extremely popular and successful actress, but people don’t necessarily know much about her private life. They might know that Californication and How I Met Your Mother actress Eva Amurri is actually her daughter – but they may not know the surprising details of how and why Sarandon had her. And it was only in 2013 that she began opening up about a pregnancy that she never expected to happen.
Sarandon came from a big family – she was the oldest of nine children. As such, she spent a lot of her early life as a mother figure to her younger siblings. “Being at the top, I had a lot of responsibility, which was a good thing, as I tended to be spacey and always daydreaming,” she told Time Out magazine in August 2014.
That was before the award-winning actress took the name that she bears today. In fact, she was born Susan Tomalin; the name Sarandon came from her first husband, Chris Sarandon. The pair met in college and married when the Thelma and Louise star was 20 years old. But it didn’t last. After 12 years of marriage, they called it a day in 1979.