One of the most famous actors in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, has seen highs and lows in his career, but what has remained constant in his life is his love for his wife, Susan Downey. But do you know how they met, how their relationship grew into a beautiful marriage, and how the actor Sherlock Holmes proposed to her? Well, scroll on to find out about it.
There was a time when Robert Downey Jr was going through a tough phase when he was walking the path of sobriety after being a drug and substance abuser. Movies like Gothika, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Zodiac, and Tropic Thunder put the actor back on the map, but it can be safely said that the movie Iron Man saved the actor, and with that, d ‘he turned his career around more prominently. . But in life and in his work, it was the presence of women that made him stronger.
In one of the interviews with Harper’s Bazaar back in 2009, RDJ said, “Whatever I was hungry for when I met Susan, I didn’t know how satisfying what I got would be.” However, his wife Susan had a different view of the actor and said, “I thought he was a great actor, but he didn’t go beyond that. I saw him more like a professor or someone older brother. It is this incredible combination of opposite characteristics that is never boring. He is completely eccentric but grounded. He’s someone who’s lived so much life but has that Peter Pan quality that never grows up.”
Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey met during Gothika, where RDJ was brought in as the lead actor, and Susan was the film’s producer. And although her first impression of him was not that great, their relationship became so strong that they decided to get married. Once, talking about their first meeting, she called him ‘interesting but strange’ in an interview.
Months after the premiere of the film, the couple began walking red carpets hand in hand, going public about their relationship. Soon, they got engaged, and in 2005, they got married.
While on The Oprah Winfrey Show, RDJ shared how he proposed to her, and for a while, it wasn’t Iron Man style but more of a personal touch, “It was her birthday and I was trying to find her before she turns. 30, so I stayed right before midnight, and I got a bunch of things for her and then there was a ring. And she opened that, and I said… What did I say?” To this, Susan recalled and said to her, “‘I was wondering if, perhaps, you would like to be my wife. meet one day.’”
Well, 18 years ago, Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey are one of Hollywood’s most famous ‘IT’ couples. Don’t you think?
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