The Hollywood actress was reported to have ended her relationship with Jonathan Bricklin, her partner in her Spin table tennis club business, in early March (15) after six years together.

Bricklin, who is more than 30 years her junior, has now confirmed the split, but insists the separation is not permanent.

He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "We're taking some time apart to really refresh... She's someone I love more than anyone I've ever been with and that won't change. We're going to figure out how life proceeds from here."

The 37-year-old businessman also reveals filming a fly-on-the-wall reality TV show, Connected, together put an extra strain on the relationship, adding, "We had a six-year relationship that's gone through ups and downs. The show did not break us up categorically. We weren't broken up (during filming) because we were still seeing each other. Since the piece (show) has come out, we are no longer seeing each other... It added challenges to a relationship. And because she's so public, there were lots of challenges having a relationship with her to begin with... What I felt was, the general public and maybe her family or friends maybe felt that I wasn't good enough for her."

Sarandon began dating Bricklin following the breakdown of her longterm relationship with fellow actor Tim Robbins, who she split from in 2009 after more than 20 years together.