Actor Robert Downey, Jr. is set to become a father for the third time. The Iron Man star, 49, will welcome a daughter with wife Susan Downey in November (14), according to a brief message posted on his Twitter.com page on Wednesday (09Jul14).
He writes, "Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?"
The actor's representative has since confirmed the news.
The couple is also parents to baby boy Exton, who was born in February, 2012.
Downey, Jr. also has a grown-up son named Indio with actress/singer Deborah Falconer. The 20 year old hit headlines last month (Jun14) after he was arrested for cocaine possession in Hollywood.
Actor Robert Downey, Jr. is throwing his support behind his son following the 20 year old's cocaine possession arrest. Indio Downey, whose mother is the Hollywood star's ex-wife Deborah Falconer, has been charged with suspicion of drug possession following a traffic stop on Sunday (29Jun14) in West Hollywood, California.
On Monday (30Jun14), Indio was released on $10,250 (£6,000) bail and the Iron Man star has now spoken out publicly for the first time since his son's arrest, insisting he'll have all the support he needs while facing a difficult ordeal.
A statement from Downey, Jr. reads: "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we're all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being.
"We're grateful to the Sheriff's department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale."
The movie star spent years battling drug problems after finding fame in Hollywood in the 1980s. He later turned his life around and made a successful career comeback.
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Robert Downey, Jr.'s son has been arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession. Indio Downey, whose mother is the Hollywood star's ex-wife Deborah Falconer, was detained by police in West Hollywood, California on Sunday afternoon (29Jun14).
The 20 year old was a passenger in a car which was pulled over by police, and he was allegedly found in possession of the drug following a search, according to TMZ.com. He was arrested and taken to a local police station where he was booked on the drug charge.
Downey was released in the early hours of Monday morning (30Jun14) on $10,250 (£6,406) bail. Downey's movie star father spent years battling drug problems after finding fame in Hollywood in the 1980s.
He later turned his life around and made a successful career comeback.
The Hollywood actor and his producer wife Susan welcomed their first child together in February (12), and Downey, Jr. admits he struggled to enjoy the excitement of becoming a parent again because he harboured so many worries for his new son.
But his fears disappeared once he laid eyes on little Exton - a half-brother to Downey, Jr.'s teenage son Indio, from his previous marriage to actress Deborah Falconer.
He tells Esquire magazine, "There was all this trepidation, all this projection, all this anticipation and goodwill and a good vibe about it. But what you're squeezing to the side - or what's in the glove box - is these thousands of forms of fear.
"And then he was born and they've all just kind of scattered now. It seems like he's always been here."
Now he is a dad again, Downey, Jr. insists he won't be trying to act like an Iron Man-esque superhero in front of his baby boy - because he wants his son to grow up as well-rounded as possible.
He says, "Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That's hard enough.
"Every dad casts a shadow, you know? And that shadow is you're disappointed, you're resentful, or you feel so supported and loved you don't understand why life is so hard anyway - or, you know, it's so long and so dark that you can never step out of it, so you might as well not even try."
Celebrity pregnancies are a common occurrence among the Hollywood realm, however, 2012 has already seen a plethora of baby bumps and births, and it's only March. So to help everyone get a full look at this year's exceptional baby boom, Hollywood.com has compiled a list of stars who are about to become (or already have become) parents.
First out of the baby gate were Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who officially became parents to baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, on Jan.7. The superstar couple first announced the pregnancy at the 2011 VMA's after Beyoncé strategically placed her hand on her stomach, while giving a knowing smile. This is the duos first and only child.
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan welcomed a son into the world on Feb. 7 and named him Exton Elias Downey. The baby weighed in at 7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20 inches long. This was the couple's very first kid together, though Downey also has another son from his previous marriage with Deborah Falconer.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck welcomed their third child and first son on Feb. 27. Affleck posted the exciting news on his Facebook page along with revealing their newborn's name: Samuel Garner Affleck.
James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly welcomed a baby boy into the world on March 13. The pair already have a daughter named Olivia, who's 17-months-old, however, they've yet to announce the name they've chosen for their newest little bundle of joy. Feel free to throw out any suggestions.
Charlize Theron shocked the world on March 14 when her rep announced that the actress decided to adopt a healthy baby boy named Jackson. The child was born in the United States and is of African-American decent. And since Theron currently isn't seeing anyone at the moment, she's taking on this new role of motherhood completely solo.
Maggie Gyllenhaal's pregnancy became public knowledge in late November 2011, where she was reportedly already six months along. So, if you do the math, she should be due any day now. This will be the actress's second child with her husband Peter Sarsgaard. The couple already share a five-year-old daughter together, Ramona.
Hilary Duff announced her pregnancy on her official website in August 2011. Later on in October, the actress revealed on The Ellen Show that she and her professional hockey player husband, Mike Comrie, are expecting a baby boy. And though Duff has yet to give birth, she's scheduled to be due in late March or early April, so there's only a few more weeks to go.
Jessica Simpson revealed her baby bump on Halloween 2011, after dressing up as a "mummy" and cradling her stomach. Since then, she's been a pretty open book in regards to her pregnancy and even posed nude for Elle magazine — where she announced that she and fiance Eric Johnson are expecting a girl. Simpson's little girl is due sometime in April, and the baby's name is rumored to be Maxwell (Maxi for short).
Chris Hemsworth's rep confirmed in January 2012 that the actor will become a first-time father sometime this spring, after news broke that his wife Elsa Pataky was pregnant. The couple are extremely excited about the upcoming birth and have opted to be surprised by the child's gender. But whether it's a boy or girl, it's bound to be a good looking baby.
Kourtney Kardashian announced that she was expecting a second child with her boyfriend of five years, Scott Disick, back in November 2011. At the time she was only nine weeks along in her pregnancy, which means she's scheduled to give birth sometime in June. The reality, who already has a two-year-old son named Mason, revealed in February that she'll be having a baby girl.
Alyson Hannigan and her husband of eight years, Alexis Denisof, are currently expecting their second child together. And while the news was officially confirmed by Hannigan's rep back in December, the actual due date is not yet known. She currently has a 2-year-old daughter, Satyana Marie.
After a lot of back and forth baby rumors over the past few months, Snooki finally confirmed that she's fifteen weeks pregnant as of March 2012. The reality star is due sometime over the summer, either in late July or early August, and the father is her longtime boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
Nick Lachey announced on Live! With Kelly on March 5 that his wife Vanessa Minnillo is pregnant with their very first child. The gender and name choice are still unknown, however, Lachey did reveal that the due date is in late summer or early fall.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak and her husband Kroy Biermann are also expecting another child later this fall. The reality star shared the news via Twitter on March 20, writing, "@biermann71 and I are happy to announce YES WE ARE PREGNANT!" The couple just welcomed a son Kroy Jagger Jr. in November 2011. Zolciak also has two daughters -- Brielle, 15, and Ariana, 9 -- from a previous relationship.
And last, but certainly not least, news broke on March 21 that Reese Witherspoon is 12 weeks pregnant, which puts her due date in either late August of early September. The actress already has two children with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe (daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8), however, this will be her first child with her new hubby Jim Toth.
The Iron Man star and his film producer wife announced they were expecting their first child together in August (11) and Susan gave birth to Exton Elias Downey in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning (07Feb12).
A friend of the happy couple tells People.com, "Everyone is healthy and they couldn’t be happier."
Downey, Jr. is also father to 18-year-old son Indio, from his previous marriage to actress Deborah Falconer.
The new parents wed in 2005.
The actor's wife Susan Downey is pregnant with their first child, a half-sibling for the Iron Man star's son Indio, from his first marriage to actress Deborah Falconer.
The baby is due in February (12), but with his busy schedule Downey Jr., 46, admits he'll be a working father for the youngster's early years.
He tells Britain's Live magazine, "It's funny. I used to say that I'd welcome a bullet to the forehead if I ever ended up as a 40-something, remarried, marketable, big-action movie dad living in a cosy cul-de-sac in suburban LA. Now I am that guy.
"It just goes to show that I usually don't know what's good for me in life. But I'm getting better at knowing that stuff. I don't need to rub against the grain nearly as much as I used to. I'm 46 now, so the countdown to my half-century has begun. I'd have to be completely deranged not to stress about that.
"Life is good. With a new baby on the way, maybe I ought to think about slowing down a little. But I can't see that happening in the short term."
"Robert and Susan could not be more excited over this news. They can't wait to welcome this new baby into their wonderful family." Robert Downey, Jr.'s representative confirms the Iron Man star and his wife, producer Susan Downey, are set to welcome their first child together. The actor already has a 17-year-old son, named Indio, from his previous marriage to actress Deborah Falconer.
The actor, who played a man rushing home to be with his pregnant wife in the 2010 comedy Due Date, is expecting a baby with the film producer in February (12).
The news was confirmed by Susan's aunt Nancy Miller, who tells U.S. magazine Star, "I think it's wonderful that she's pregnant. The baby is due in February. Susan's father, my brother, called me about three weeks ago with the good news. Her parents are over the moon about it."
The new arrival will be Susan's first child but Downey, Jr. is already a father - he has a 17-year-old son Indio from his first marriage to actress Deborah Falconer.
While promoting Due Date to Playboy Magazine last November, Robert Downey Jr. hinted that he and his wife Susan Downey wanted to have a child together pretty soon because he wanted to be "wrist-deep in doo-doo within 18 months." Already father to now 18 year-old son Indio (whose mother is Deborah Falconer, whom Downey Jr. was married to from 1992 to 2004), Downey said he probably would want his next child to be a girl because "I don't want another male entity to have to compete; I don't want Indio to feel there's another boy in my life. But I don't know what we'd have to do [to have a girl]. Do we have to put it in a spoon and hang it upside-down?"
Well whatever the Downeys ended up doing, all they can do now is wait because Radar Online is reporting that the couple is officially expecting their first child. Family members confirm that Susan's due in February, and her aunt told Star Magazine, "I think it's wonderful that she's pregnant. The baby is due in February. Susan's father, my brother, called me about three weeks ago with the good news. Her parents are over the moon about it." In terms of whether or not the Downeys continue to cross their fingers for a girl, Miller stated "It doesn't really matter if it's a boy or a girl. What really matters is if the baby is healthy." And that's definitely true -- but what's also definitely true is that his days of sulking around in Elton John music videos are over, and that's something that surely matters to everyone.
Sources: People, Radar Online