Robert Downey Jr. & his wife Susan are “ready” for a baby


Last December, Robert Downey Jr. was the cover boy for Esquire. While many of us gawked at his prominent cover moose-knuckle (seriously, go look), Robert did say something during the interview that took me by surprise. He basically said that he and his wife Susan Downey were making plans to start a family. His actual words: “The big unspoken thing here is that we intend to have a family… Hell, yeah. Speaking of artifacts. The ultimate artifact of our love. In a onesie.” Classic. Anyway, I was surprised because, you know, I worry. I worry about Robert relapsing. I worry about what a baby could do to the current state of balance Robert has in his life. But… considering that Robert has been clean and sober for so many years, maybe it won’t be bad. Maybe a baby will center him even more? In any case, the Enquirer is reporting that Susan and Robert and very, very close to making a baby. As in, “Pals expect the couple to announce any day now that Susan is pregnant.”

Robert Downey Jr. wants to give his wife the ultimate gift – a baby! Already the father of a 16-year-old son, Downey is telling pals that he and wife Susan are ready to start a family of their own.

The couple married in August of 2005, and the actor has long credited Susan for helping him rebuild his career after years of drug addiction.

“Robert has nearly nine years of sobriety under his belt, and his professional life is going great… Susan’s never pressured him about having kids, but Robert brought it up first, and she’s thrilled. She‘s 36 and wants to have a family.”

Throughout his years of drug addiction, Robert tried to be a good father to Indio, his only child with first wife Deborah Falconer, and now he wants another chance at fatherhood, sources say.

Pals expect the couple to announce any day now that Susan is pregnant.

“They are both ready, willing and able,” a friend says.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

I honestly thought Susan was older than 36. Did she shave a few years off? Do producers do that? I know actors do, but what about producers? So, let’s see, they were married in 2005, when Susan was 31 years old (allegedly). Married for five years, and they’re ready for a baby now. When you think of it that way, I think Susan might really be concerned about what a baby would do to Robert’s “one day at a time” recovery too. Anyway, I hope this story is true. I would swoon if I saw RDJ with baby.



Robert & Susan at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Sherlock Holmes premiere and the LA premiere of Iron Man 2 on April 26, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Maritza says:

    That would be great if they have a baby, they look very much in love. I love RDJ, he’s such a ham!

  2. bite me says:

    i worry about RDJ too, i don’t know if this union is ready for a baby

  3. malina says:

    Look at his shoes and socks LOL!

  4. raincoaster says:

    Have you seen Indio? He’s gorgeous. I say let’s give the manseed another chance to do its magic.

  5. Risa says:

    Well Good luck to them- they look very happy together!

  6. malina says:

    I think she looks perfectly fine for her age, our perception is just twisted from excessive number of botox incjected or surgically lifted faces everywhere.

  7. Larissa says:

    yeah, she totally looks 36, the double standard in age looking kills me

    if a woman looks too good for her age, she had surgery;
    if a woman looks less perfect, than she is totally lying her age!

    ha, bs!

  8. Kaiser says:

    I honestly thought she was older. I’m sorry if that offends some, but I seem to remember hearing a different age for her not long ago.

    In any case, she looks great and I hope they’re very happy.

  9. Lisa says:

    Love RDJ…definitely hotter than when he was younger! Good for him, he looks totally smitten with his wife, would love to be in her shoes, lol…

  10. Crash2GO2 says:

    Oh yea! I was hoping they would make a baby!

  11. Bodhi says:

    OMG I would fall out of my chair if I saw RDJ rocking a baby sling! Hottest thing ever! I say go for it! He has been sober for years now & she is the one who helped him get & stay clean. And they are so so cute & in love!

  12. Catherine says:

    I didn’t realize just how pretty she is! Best wishes to them both.

  13. Skipper says:

    Susan is gorgeous and looks her stated age – even younger, IMO. RDJ is gorgeous too – I hope they procreate!!

  14. LucyLoo says:

    If RDJ has been sober for 9 years and/or is currently sober, then I am the friggin’ Queen of England. Not buying it.

  15. Danielle says:

    I have never commented on here before but I just had to today, just to say:

    I freakin’ love RDJ. All the old feelings I had for him when I was younger have returned with a vengence!

  16. RoguesEye says:

    She’s born in November of 1973 so she’s pushing 37. But so much work going on and both like to work together and a baby is 24/7. I am sure they will manage.

  17. lynn says:

    She looks 36-looks like a lovely mid-30′s lady. She keeps herself up, yet is not full of plastic. She’s obviously really bright, too, with her career that pre-dated RDJ. It must be hard with all the women he has around him, but I hope he keeps his self-disciple.

  18. Camille says:

    I’m with you Kaiser, I too am surprised that she is 36! I thought she was in her early 40′s TBH. Theres just something ‘older’ about her face, not wrinkles or whatever necessarily, but you can tell she has a ‘lived’ face if you know what I mean. :-\

    But anyway, best of luck to them both, I hope that if they really want to start a family that all goes swimmingly, err no pun intended lol. :)

  19. beardreader says:

    I love that dress in the bottom pic, what is it??!

  20. Raven says:

    I read the Esquire article and I believe he has been sober for a long time. I also think he loves his wife and was talking last year about being ready for a family. I don’t think it will be too much pressure for him–according to him, more responsibility helps keep him sober. Nothing like too much time on the hands to get into trouble. Also, he was looking to get into directing so he and his wife could work together more. Sounds like a happy situation.

  21. Trashaddict says:

    Although she’s not showing telltale changes yet, the way he’s holding her in the top picture makes me think she’s already preggers….

  22. Jazz says:

    Lucy Loo you don’t know what you’re talking about!

  23. canadianchick says:

    Good for them, I’m happy his recovery, career and marriage are going well now.

  24. Kelaa Khaa says:

    this is a link to RDJ’s autobiography that I discovered when I was trying to find pics of Susan when she wore glasses all the time, and damn, she looks good in the glasses.

  25. lrm says:

    I also thought I had read a few times that she is in her early forties? regardless how she looks, i also had that impression from previous stories about them.

  26. Mae says:

    I wouldn’t mind having a baby w/ him!!!

  27. NWSZO SH says:

    Robert and Susan are both very beautiful people. Roberts son Indio is 17 and is soooooooooooo Hot. I hopr they have kids soon and i hope they have a beautiful daughter because Robert would definatly MELT!

  28. NWSZO SH says:

    Hey if they need a surrogate mother i’m game!

  29. SusannaW says:

    In these pictures he looks like such a gentleman. Dang! Why cant more guys be like that!? Anyway, I think it would be totally awesome if they had a baby! Hes been clean for quite a few years,right? So why not? And plus they both are Georgeous people, so their baby would definitly get a double dose of georgeousness!

  30. Chelsea says:

    I think thats great that RDJ wants to start a family! Susan is so lucky to have him very much in love with her and vise versa! I wish them both the best of luck!! Luv u guys! xoxoxo