Robert Downey Jr.’s first daughter has arrived. Susan Downey gave birth to the couple’s baby girl Tuesday, November 4. Their new addition joins big brothers Exton, 2, and Indio, 21, Downey’s son with ex-wife Deborah Falconer.
Their daughter, named Avri Roel Downey, had her arrival announced via Facebook on Wednesday. The proud father shared his humorous remarks.
"After 9 months of intense development, Team Downy is pleased to announce our 2014 fall/winter project. Principal photography commenced 11-14 and will continue until she says, 'Dad! Your are embarrassing me…I’m 30, this has gotta stop.' Yep…Avri Roel Downey joined the party @ 3:22 a.m. on November 4th…she’s 7lbs even, spans 20 inches, and is accompanied by a variety of Susan’s traits that have seemingly overwritten my 'junk DNA,'" he joked. "I’ll post pics here + there when I’m not too busy staring…"
The actor met his producer wife Susan (Levin) on the set of Gothika eleven years ago. They were married in 2005 and waited seven years before welcoming their first son Exton Elias in February 2012. In July, Downey proudly announced that they were expecting again - a baby girl.
He shared in July, "I don’t know if it’s a 'man’s world,' but I’m certain women run it. Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby. Girl."
The dad was somewhat nervous about becoming a dad for the third time, but this time to a daughter.
"I’ve never had a daughter before, so I don’t know what really prepares a dad. I’m asking around. But I did my part and now I’m just going to show up and do what I’m told."
Just last month, Downey appeared on Ellen to promote his film, in theatres now, The Judge. He said to Degeneres, "It’s wild. I’ve heard that for dads, you grow a new heart valve when you have a daughter, and there’s all sorts of new experiences and feelings and stuff."
Congratulations to the growing family!
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