The “Iron Man” star and his wife are already parents to two-year-old son Exton.
The 49-year-old actor is now a father of three!
The 49-year-old actor took to Facebook on Wednesday to announce the newborn’s arrival and reveal her name.
‘Yep…Avri Roel Downey joined the party @ 3:22 a.m. on November 4th,’ he wrote. ‘She’s 7 lbs even, spans 20 inches, and is accompanied by a variety of Susan’s traits that have seemingly overwritten my “junk DNA.”‘
Downey Jr. also has a 21-year-old son Indio from his previous marriage to actress Deborah Falconer.
Robert and Susan, who have been married for nine years, stepped out for the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards last week.
The actor spoke about the pregnancy during his acceptance speech, where he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.
Downey Jr. jokingly stated, “The second pregnancy has been extraordinarily tough for me. Self-prescribed mandatory bed rest was of some benefit. At least my milk is finally coming in.”
The “Judge” actor announced his wife’s pregnancy on Twitter in July, writing, “Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?”
Robert also made an announcement on his Facebook page, revealing the couple were “delighted” by their impending arrival.
He said, “Um. I don’t know if it’s a “man’s world”, but I’m certain women run it. Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby. Girl. November. rdj”
Robert and Susan met on the set of Gothika in 2003 and he credits his wife with helping him kick his drug and alcohol addiction.
He previously stated, “The old saying is true — behind every good man there’s an incredible woman. I owe a huge amount — if not all — of my success to Susan. We make a great team, and all that luck I spoke about, that’s Susan”.
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