Robert Downey Jr. Dated Aunt May: Mystery Behind Iron Man Actor’s Breakup With Spider-Man: No Way Home Star Marisa Tomei

Robert Downey Jr. Dated Aunt May: Mystery Behind Iron Man Actor's Breakup With Spider-Man: No Way Home Star Marisa Tomei

Robert Downey Jr. is a name that has become synonymous with charismatic performances and remarkable talent. RDJ is one of the most beloved and celebrated actors in the world. His captivating performance as Iron Man in the MCU has made audiences across the world his fan. The Sherlock Holmes actor is known for his magnetic personality, which has the potential to draw everyone in. 

The actor garnered even more attention when Marisa Tomei joined the MCU with the fan-favorite role of Aunt May in the MCU. The subtle flirt between the on-screen characters of these two stars in Captain America: Civil War resurfaced their dating history to the public. 

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Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

The Relationship History Of Robert Downey Jr. And Marisa Tomei

The relationship between Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei is a nostalgic memory for many fans. During the mid-90s, these two talented actors were indeed grabbing attention, and their on-screen chemistry was truly undeniable. Their romantic journey began while working together on the sets of Chaplin and Only You in the early 90s. 

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However, their relationship didn’t last much longer. The Iron Man star was going through a tough phase during this time and Marisa was also busy building her career, keeping it higher in her priorities. But the exact reasons behind Robert and Marisa’s breakup remain somewhat unclear. The duo though has maintained a friendly relationship going forward. 

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Marisa Tomei as Aunt May in the Spider-Man franchise.
Marisa Tomei as Aunt May in the Spider-Man franchise.

Marisa Tomei Revealed That Robert Downey Jr. Recommended Her To The MCU

Marisa Tomei has established herself as a versatile and immensely talented performer. With her radiant smile and captivating presence, the Oscar winner has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike. The Wrestler star didn’t stop there and her subsequent entry in MCU as Aunt May surely added stars to her career. In the Bedroom, the star shared that she was happy with the fact that she was unaware of Aunt May’s character. Tomei stated that she was not happy to get cast as an old character as it may have adverse effects on the casting of aged people. But it seemed like the reboot of Spider-Man to his teenage convinced Tomei to play the role.

 “It’s lucky I didn’t know much about Aunt May because I might have been horrified if I’d seen the original image of a gray-haired pensioner. Don’t toy with my heart, Marvel. Is that really how you view me? They aged Peter Parker down too. He’s 15 in this movie. I ended up picking the brains of my brother Adam, who’s been an encyclopedia of Marvel since we were little, and he explained that May’s not related to Peter by blood – she’s his aunt by marriage to his uncle Ben. So she could be elderly or pretty young, depending on what age she met her husband.”

Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

The My Cousin Vinny star revealed that her casting in her debut Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War, was recommended by Robert Downey Jr. Tomei added that the little flirtatious scene in the movie between her character and RDJ’s Tony Stark made her comfortable.  

“He recommended me for the role and we had a flirtatious little scene together in Captain America: Civil War [which introduced Tomei and Holland’s characters last year]. Having a familiar face around certainly made me more comfortable.”

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Marisa Tomei and Jon Favreau in the MCU
Marisa Tomei and Jon Favreau in the MCU

The fans might wish to see both the MCU actors together in real life. But it appears like both superstars are doing great in their independent lives by maintaining a healthy and friendly relationship with each other. 

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