Robert Downey Jr & Wife Expecting Child

Written by Jessica Smith on Sep. 01, 2011

Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr and his wife Susan have announced that they are expecting their first child together. The report was first broken by Downey’s rep through People. “Robert and Susan could not be more excited over this news. They can’t wait to welcome this new baby into their wonderful family,” the rep said.

While this will be their first child together, the Avengers star already had a 17-year-old son from a previous marriage with Deborah Falconer. Last year, Downey Jr. predicted while he was out promoting Due Date that he was expecting him and his wife to have a child soon.

“I think I will be wrist-deep in doo-doo within 18 months. I’m calling it right here,” he said at the time to Playboy in Nov. 2010. “I think we should probably try to have a girl, because I don’t want another male entity to have to compete; I don’t want Indio to feel there’s another boy in my life. But I don’t know what we’d have to do [to have a girl]. Do we have to put it in a spoon and hang it upside-down?”