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Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Levin Marriage Profile

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Susan Levin Downey and Robert Downey Jr. in Beverly Hills, California on February 2, 2009.

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Hollywood's troubled actor, Robert Downey Jr. tied the knot in 2005 with producer Susan Levin. Downey credits Susan with helping him get his life back on track. Here's information on how they met, their engagement, their wedding, previous relationships, and more.

Born:

Robert John Downey Jr: April 4, 1965 in Greenwich Village, New York.

Susan Nicole Levin: November 6, 1973. Downey says she is a "Chicago girl."

How Robert and Susan Met:

Robert and Susan met in 2002 while filming the movie Gothika.

Engagement:

They became engaged on November 6, 2003 when Robert proposed at 11:59 p.m. on her birthday. Susan's engagement ring was designed by Loree Rodkin and has diamonds and a rare African sapphire. Robert and Susan celebrated their engagement by taking a trip to London.

Wedding Date:

Robert and Susan were married on the evening of August 27, 2005 at the Windy Dunes estate in Amagansett, New York. The 5.2-acre compound is said to be lavish.

Their rehearsal dinner was hosted by Susan's parents at the East Hampton Point Restaurant.

Wedding guests included Keanu Reeves, Sting, Ellen Barkin, and Billy Joel. To calm his nerves, Downey reportedly had a 30-minute kung fu session before the wedding ceremony.

Ages When Wed:

Robert, 40; Susan, 31.

Previous Relationships / Marriages:

Robert:
  • Deborah Falconer: Downey married Deborah, an actress, on May 29, 1992. Deborah was born on August 13, 1965 in Sacramento, California. They only knew one another for 42 days when they married. Robert and Deborah separated in 1996 and divorced on April 26, 2004.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker: During the 1980s, Robert had a seven-year relationship with actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

Children:

Robert:
  • Indio Downey: Born in 1993. His mother is Deborah Falconer.
  • Exton Elias Downey: Born in 2012. His mom is Susan Levine.

Occupations and Interests:

Robert: Actor, singer, songwriter. Robert practices the Wing Chun style of Kung Fu.

Susan: Producer.

Education:

Robert attended Santa Monica High School, but did not graduate. He earned his G.E.D. in 2000.

Susan graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television.

Residence:

Robert and Susan have a home on a cul-de-sac in Brentwood.

Miscellaneous:

Robert Downey has been in rehab nine times and has had numerous legal problems. Downey has given Susan credit for helping him to kick his drug and alcohol addictions.

Quotes About the Marriage of Robert and Susan Downey:

Robert on happiness: "Susan understands she'll probably live another four years with me in hell before we'll be happy. But she gets it: I am a work in progress."
Source: Contact Music

Robert on the ultimatum Susan gave him: "Susan said, ’Don’t do any more or I’m splitting."
Source: Netscape Entertainment

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