The Marvel Cinematic Universe is just not solely accountable for Robert Downey Jr.’s comeback — so is his spouse, Susan Downey, who helped maintain him ‘on the straight and slender path.’
It’s laborious 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 spouse Susan Downey, 45, helped domesticate. “Susan is an unbelievable producer however a fair higher spouse. She has undoubtedly saved Robert on the straight and slender path for years and has helped construct his profession to the place it at present is at as he offers with a lifetime of restoration,” a supply near the couple EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. Robert’s previous dependancy and arrests are far behind him now, largely because of his spouse of almost 14 years.
“Along with her assist, Robert has been capable of get thus far in his profession and ceaselessly be often called Iron Man,” our supply explains. Now, Susan is celebrating proper alongside Robert as Avengers: Endgame beat out Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens with a gap day file valued between $140 million to $150 million. “[Robert] has solely an incredible future in Hollywood along with her and she or he is past happy with him and feels this weekend is the fruits of all his laborious work,” our supply says of the record-breaking weekend.
Virtually 20 years previous to this profitable weekend, Robert was arrested on drug and weapon prices in 1996. Police had discovered an unloaded .357 Magnum and “small quantities of heroin and cocaine in his automotive,” based on The New York Occasions. 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 Remedy Facility and State Jail. He was hit with two extra arrests in 2000 and 2001, which led to in search of therapy on the court-ordered drug-treatment facility, Wavelengths Worldwide. He has been sober since 2003, and went on to star in his profession recreation 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, along with his ex-wife Deborah Falconer, 53.