The Marvel Cinematic Universe will not be solely chargeable for Robert Downey Jr.’s comeback — so is his spouse, Susan Downey, who helped hold him ‘on the straight and slender path.’
It’s onerous to think about Robert Downey Jr., 54, as anybody however the beloved Iron Man and one of many MCU universe’s most prolific stars, a picture that his wife Susan Downey, 45, helped domesticate. “Susan is an unimaginable producer however a good higher spouse. She has positively stored Robert on the straight and slender path for years and has helped construct his profession to the place it at the moment is at as he offers with a lifetime of restoration,” a supply near the couple EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. Robert’s previous drug dependancy and arrests is way behind him now, largely because of his spouse of practically 14 years.
“Together with her assist, Robert has been in a position to get thus far in his profession and endlessly be generally known as Iron Man,” our supply explains. Now, Susan is celebrating proper alongside Robert as Avengers: Endgame beat out Star Wars: The Drive Awakens with a gap day report valued between $140 million to $150 million. “[Robert] has solely an incredible future in Hollywood together with her and she or he is past pleased with him and feels this weekend is the end result of all his onerous work,” our supply says of the record-breaking weekend.
Virtually twenty years previous to this profitable weekend, Robert was arrested on drug and weapon costs in 1996. Police had discovered an unloaded .357 Magnum and “small quantities of heroin and cocaine in his automotive,” in accordance with The New York Times. Extra probation violations led to a sentencing of three years in jail in 1999, however the actor was launched on parole after a one-year stint within the California Substance Abuse Therapy Facility and State Jail. He was hit with two extra arrests in 2000 and 2001, which led to looking for therapy on the court-ordered drug-treatment facility, Wavelengths Worldwide. He has been sober since 2003, and went on to star in his profession sport changer — Iron Man — in 2008.
Susan and Robert met on the 2003 set of Gothika, a movie that Susan was producing and Robert was starring in. They’ve since welcomed two youngsters: son Exton, 7, and a daughter, Avri, 4. Robert additionally shares a 25-year-old son, Indio, together with his ex-wife Deborah Falconer, 53.