Robert Downey Jr. has a lot to be proud of when it comes to his Hollywood career, but nothing is quite as important as his three kids, Indio Falconer Downey, Exton Elias Downey and Avri Roel Downey. Even though Robert is very private with his children, there are a few things to know about his loving family.
The Hollywood heartthrob became a dad with his first wife, Deborah Falconer, whom he married in 1992. Robert and the “Brave Like Me” songstress welcomed their eldest son, Indio, the following year in 1993. The duo raised their only child together for more than a decade before splitting in 2004.
The Iron Man star wasn’t done having kids, though. Shortly after moving on from his divorce, Robert tied the knot with his second spouse, Susan Downey, in 2005, and they expanded the actor’s family with the birth of their son, Exton, in 2012. They later welcomed Robert’s youngest daughter, Avri, in 2014.
Robert may be one of Hollywood’s most raved-about stars, but it’s extremely rare for him to bring his kiddos into the spotlight. However, his eldest son has joined his side for a handful of red carpet premieres throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Indio may be a young adult now, but Robert still has his hands full with his two younger kids. While once chatting with Access Hollywood, the Golden Globe winner got candid about parenthood, and dished raising Exton and Avri can be “exhausting.”
“[Exton] just wants to sling open drawers and grab knives. It’s really not stressful at all!” Robert joked. “When he first started walking, it was kind of like, alright, this is a little bit exhausting and terrifying, and then he kind of smoothed out and now he can climb things.”
Robert explained his worries stem from a time when he “banged [his] head on the radiator” after monkeying around in the kitchen as a young boy. “I just remember when I was 2 or 3 or 4 years old, I found my way to the top of the refrigerator and I hung out there,” he told the outlet. “That was like my spot until I lost my footing. I remember some doctors squeezing my head … I don’t want [Exton] to fall off the refrigerator.”
Good thing Robert plays a superhero on the screen!
Scroll through the gallery below to learn more about the star’s three kids.
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