Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr and his wife, Susan Downey, welcomed a baby daughter this week. The pair revealed the name of their newborn via the actor’s Facebook page.
“Yep…Avri Roel Downey joined the party @ 3:22 a.m. on November 4th…she’s 7lbs even, spans 20 inches, and is accompanied by a variety of Susan’s traits that have seemingly overwritten my ‘junk DNA’,” he wrote.
The 49-year-old Iron Man actor also confessed that he has already begun taking pictures of his and Susan’s bundle of joy – and has no plans to stop any time soon.
“After 9 months of intensive development, Team Downey is pleased to announce our 2014 fall/winter project. Principal photography commenced 11-14 and will continue until she says, ‘Dad! You are embarrassing me … I’m 30, this has gotta stop’,”
But it seems the rest of us will have to wait a bit longer to catch a glimpse of the baby girl. “I’ll post pics here + there when I’m not too busy staring…,” promised the actor.
Just last week, Robert paid a very sweet tribute to his wife and their soon-to-be-born daughter as he accepted an award at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards for excellence in film.
“It’s just the uncertainty of how nowadays you have all these things where you think you have much more of an understanding of what you’re going to get,” he said.
“And then this little soul lets herself be known to you, and it’s just like: You don’t know anything. It’s great!”
Robert revealed in July that the couple were expecting a baby girl. “Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?” he wrote on Twitter.