Robert Downey Jr., star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is among today’s top box office draws. Downey has remained tight-lipped about whether he will return to the superhero film, but he can virtually write his own ticket whenever it comes to the characters he likes to play. The Iron Man star and his wife Susan Downey, with whom he has two children, are celebrating 15 years of being married. Downey has a son, Indio, from a former wedding to Deborah Falconer, an actress, and singer, yet nothing is actually known about his first wife.
In the early 1990s, the ‘Iron Man’ actor met first wife, Deborah Falconer
In 1992, Downey and Falconer met and married just after six weeks of relationship. Falconer featured in the films Short Cuts, Mercy, and The Doors, according to IMDb. Indio, the couple’s son, was born in 1993. According to ABC News, Downey and Falconer divorced in 2004 after Downey’s several problems with drug addiction.
Robert Downey and Susan Downey’s relationship
Susan Downey, Downey’s present wife, met him on the set of Joel Silver’s film Gothika in 2003, which was being produced by her. On Downey’s third request, she consented to go out with him, and three months later, the Iron Man star proposed. Susan had two requirements: they had to delay their marriage for two years, and Downey had to entirely give up drugs. The couple married in 2005 and have been happily married and running a business together ever since. Exton, aged 8, and Avri, 5 years old, are the couple’s two children. That’s no easy task, notably in Hollywood, where partners need to deal with the added expectations of fame. Not just have Downey Jr. and Susan made their relationship work, but they also work together. Team Downey, which they founded together, is part of their connection, according to the Marvel star.
On 6 November 2021, Robert Downey Jr. wrote a heartfelt birthday card to his wife Susan Downey. He also promised her an ‘everlasting vow.’ The Avengers star uploaded a candid photo of the duo, in which he can be seen repairing his ‘eternal bliss’ partner’s invisible Scar and referring to her as ‘my everything.’ Many consider the actor and his filmmaker wife, who have been married for fifteen years, to be Hollywood’s dynamic duo. Robert celebrated his daughter Avri’s birthday only two days prior to his wife’s birthday, dressing up as a human pumpkin while some kids beat him with sticks in a pleasant manner. Robert Downey Jr. and his filmmaker wife Susan Downey are diametrically opposed in many aspects.
In his work life, Robert will next be working along with Matt Damon in Christopher Nolan‘s forthcoming World War II epic Oppenheimer. The main storyline specifics of the project have not yet been revealed, however, it is said to be a recreation of the Manhattan Project and physicist Robert Oppenheimer’s invention of the explosive device. It is expected to be premiered in theaters on July 21, 2023.
In a nutshell, there is no need for fans to worry as the couple has not made any statement regarding their separation.