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Robert Downey Jr’s Ex-girlfriend Was Afraid He Would Die After Their Breakup: “I just didn’t want him to die”

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Marvel star Robert Downey Jr. knows first-hand about the greatest highs and lows that an individual can face in his or her personal and professional life. The Iron Man actor who has had a tumultuous experience with drug and alcohol abuse for many years, finally cleaned up his act to become one of the most coveted stars in Hollywood and the top-earning member of the Marvel franchise.

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Marvel star Robert Downey Jr.

Downey Jr. also redeemed his private life through a stable marriage with Susan Downey since 2005. But his tryst with substance abuse which got him in trouble with the law multiple times also affected his romantic relationships adversely. Now, a famous ex-girlfriend of the Sherlock Holmes star is talking about her tough experiences with the actor and the events that led to their breakup.

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Sarah Jessica Parker was Scared to Leave Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. had several romantic relationships before settling down with his current wife of 18 years, Susan Downey. One of the actor’s famous girlfriends was Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker whom he dated for 7 years between 1984 and 1991. The couple looked to have a healthy relationship that seemed to hint at marriage but hit the rocky ground when Robert Downey Jr. started a downward spiraling journey towards substance abuse.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. dated for 7 years

Despite the Due Date star’s dangerous descent into alcohol and drugs and his subsequent run-in with law enforcement which sealed the deal on the couple’s breakup, Sarah Jessica Parker was reluctant to leave him. The Honeymoon in Vegas star spoke candidly regarding her fear and concern about Downey Jr. stating,

The biggest hardest choices about those kinds of relationships are feeling brave enough to leave, even if you think they’re going to die. Because you stay, not because you’re in love anymore-You love this person, and you’re afraid they’re gonna die if you aren’t there to shore up their base every single solitary day… I just didn’t want him to die.”

Subsequently, Parker realized that she had done her best for her ex-boyfriend and made peace with the fact that she wasn’t the person who could help him and finally went her separate way.

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Sarah Jessica Parker And Robert Downey Jr. Still Share A Warm Bond

Robert Downey Jr.’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed that she has no regrets about her relationship with the Avengers star. The two celebrities who met as teenagers on the sets of their 1984 film Firstborn, dated for a long period before Downey Jr.’s addiction got in the way of their romance. Parker in a candid interview relived her experiences with The Judge actor and said,

I will say, I don’t regret any of it. I don’t resent the time spent.”

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A still from Firstborn with Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.

She went on to add that the relationship taught her many positive aspects of life like taking care of people, giving unconditional love, and also learning parental skills through the process of looking after Robert Downey Jr. during his lowest ebb. The two actors still share a respectful and warm bond in public with both mutually appreciating the good memories of their relationship.

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Source: The Things

Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.