Susan Sarandon has reportedly broken things off with her boyfriend of five years, Jonathan Bricklin, because of issues that arose while filming reality TV series, Connected.

Susan Sarandon, Jonathan Bricklin Split?

Bricklin, 37, was given the opportunity to star in AOL’s digital series Connected, which will feature six New Yorkers documenting their own lives with handheld cameras. Since Bricklin’s girlfriend is movie star Sarandon, 68, it meant that she too would be appearing on the series. According to insiders, their breakup occurred during filming.

“The whole [split] was documented on the show,” a source told E! News. “The split was recent… At first, Susan was onboard with the show. For the last five years, the relationship has been mostly about her. He was given the opportunity to do Connected and really wanted it. He needed something that was going to be about him. She agreed.”

“As filming went on, she started to get uncomfortable. Even though the filming was supposed to focus on him, producers kept making it about her,” the source added. “They wanted the movie star. They put pressure on him to deliver more with her and she finally put her foot down.”

As the reports of a split spread, Bricklin spoke out about the rumors, stating that while the show did bring up issues, it did not end their relationship.

“Susan and I have a lot of respect and great admiration for each other. It’s impossible to concisely characterize our relationship, other than to say that it continues to evolve in new and unexpected ways,” Bricklin said in a statement. “She supported my decision to be a part of AOL’s Connected, and making this series about my life has brought up real and somewhat unexplored issues, but it didn’t break us up.”

Sarandon, who was previously married to Chris Sarandon and had a longterm relationship with actor Tim Robbins, only opened up about her relationship with Bricklin last October.

“It’s the soul of a person that interests me,” she told Hello! magazine. “When you are in love, the question of age, sex, color no longer hold any importance.”

 

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