Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan DowneyÂ welcomed a new addition to the family on Tuesday, baby boy Exton Elias Downey. This is Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan’s first child together. The actor has an 18-year-old son, Indio, from a previous marriage.
ExtonÂ Elias Downey was born at 7:24 a.m. on Tuesday in Los Angeles and weighed in at 7lbs., 5oz. A friend of the couple reportedly told People.com that “everyone is healthy and they couldn’t be happier.”
The sex of Robert Downey Jr.’s babyÂ was already previous announced by the actor during anÂ interview withÂ Jay Leno. Despite being told he was “not permitted to discuss” the sex of the baby by his wife, the Sherlock Holmes star blurted out that the couple was expecting a boy.
“I could never really stay mad at him, but I can tell you it genuinely wasn’t something we planned to reveal,” Downey Jr.’s wife, who is a Hollywood film producer, later said when asked about the announcement.
Robert Downey Jr. did manage to keep the baby boy’s name a secret until the official birth announcement. Back during his appearance on Jay Leno, the actor said if he revealed the name early, his wife “would lop off my head with a machete.”
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