In a year that’s thus far consisted mostly of celeb breakups, it’s a pleasure to announce that Robert Downey, Jr. welcomed a son into the world at 7:24 a.m. this morning. His rep confirmed the exciting news to People magazine earlier today, while a close friend additionally stated, “Everyone is healthy and they couldn’t be happier.” The baby boy weighs in at 7 lbs., 5 oz., is 20 inches long and joins his big brother Indio – Downey’s first son from his previous marriage.
And while it’s really no surprise that the little bundle of joy turned out to be a boy – given that Downey purposefully let the gender slip on the Tonight Show last December – the actor was determined to keep mum about the name of the child until the actual birth. So what did Downey and his wife Susan decide to name the newest addition to the family? (Hint: it’s not Robert Downey, III). They named him Exton Elias Downey. It’s a bit eccentric, but we really shouldn’t be surprised by celebrity baby names at this point. Anything is up for grabs. Congratulations to the happy family.
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