Robert Downey, Jr. And Wife Susan Welcome Baby Girl Avri Roel Downey!
Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife Susan welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday. The little lady’s name is Avri Roel Downey, and she was born at a healthy 7 lbs. and is 20 inches, announced the proud father on Facebook. The actor wrote, “After 9 months of intensive development, Team Downey is pleased to announce our 2014 fall/winter project,” adding whimsically, “Principal photography commenced 11-14 and will continue until she says, ‘Dad! You are embarrassing me…I’m 30, this has gotta stop.'”
This is the couple’s second child. They are already the parents to a boy, Exton Elias, who was born in February 2012. Downey also has a 21-year-old son Indio from a previous relationship.
The Iron Man star announced in July that he and his wife were expecting another baby. First he tweeted, “Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?” Later he wrote on Facebook, “Um. I don’t know if it’s a ‘man’s world’, but I’m certain women run it.” He added, “Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby.”
Downey, who was Forbes’ highest-earning actor last year, recently cited his impending fatherhood as among the reasons he’s reluctant to do Iron Man 4. He noted. “Each one of those movies is spread over two years and some people fit other things in. But I’m not 42, I’m turning 50, and now I’ll have two small kids instead of one grown one.”