Robert Downey Jr is one of the most prominent names in the film industry, having starred in some of the biggest projects of all time. Outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he recently starred in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, where he played the role of Lewis Strauss. Downey Jr.’s performance in the project was so impressive that there is a lot of buzz for a potential Oscar coming his way. Regardless, another thing that the actor is well known for, is his successful marriage.
The actor and his wife, Susan Downey have been together for over eighteen years. It is no secret that the two are very happily married, and have been strong throughout their courtship. This has caused many to wonder what is the secret to their happiness. An inside source revealed exactly what that is, revealing a heartwarming story.
Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey Are Setting The Bar
An inside source recently talked to US Weekly about Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey’s marriage and how they have managed to stay as happy as they are. They revealed that the two are still as in love with each other as they were when they first met. They also added that their relationship is a subject of envy for those who run in their circle of friends.
It was revealed that the two are “as much in love today as they were in the days after they met,” adding, “They’re the envy of all their friends because they make it look so easy.” They also added that she is Downey’s “right-hand person, She’s so supportive of him,” adding that “He always blows her away with his talent.”
The two share deep respect for each other, not only as partners but as individuals. The source specifically talked about how the producer has always been supportive of Downey’s profession, regardless of when he was working at Marvel, or when he was with Christopher Nolan. They also added that Susan Downey is always blown away by the actor’s talent and capabilities.
The Happiness Shared By Robert and Susan Downey Didn’t Come Easy
Having a successful marriage is no easy work. It requires a level of understanding and respect for the other person that is rarely achieved in relationships. Susan Downey proved exactly this while talking to the crowd during a screening of the document, Sr., via US Weekly, about Robert Downey Jr’s past struggles with substance abuse.
“With someone with addiction you know it has nothing to do with someone else, they have to be ready,” Susan told “If you can be a small part of creating an alternative world for them that says, ‘Hey, I’m here if you’re clean.’ There’s no credit I will ever take other than basically saying, ‘Here’s what I need to have happen, or more importantly what can’t be happening,’ but it’s entirely that person.”
The two faced this obstacle in the early years of their companionship and the producer revealed that she understood the weight of what he was struggling with. Susan explained that rather than trying to force him off his bad habits, she showed him the world he could have if he let them go. She told him that she would be there for him when he got clean, however, she still refused to take credit for his victory over this personal battle.