Robert Downey Jr. has had an incredible journey as an actor and as a person. The 57-year-old actor overcame several hurdles and is now one of the biggest Hollywood stars. He won millions of hearts, not only with the portrayal of the Marvel superhero but also Sherlock Holmes fans for playing the British detective. Apart from his professional life, the Iron Man star has made plenty of headlines for his personal life as well.
Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes
And one of his initial relationships in Hollywood was with the American actress Sarah Jessica Parker. And the Hocus Pocus star shared some of the crazy and fun things they did while residing together in L.A.
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Robert Downey Jr. And Sarah Jessica Parker Had a Fun Relationship
Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker met on the set of the 1984 film, Firstborn. They fell for each other while working on the film and started dating and moved in within just eight weeks of that. They dated for years before separating in 1991 due to the Dolittle star’s substance addiction issues.
Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker
But that doesn’t mean their relationship was almost on the verge of breaking up. The couple had a great and fun relationship. According to InStyle, the Footloose actress admitted that she and the Sherlock Holmes star used to throw water balloons at their neighbors while they stayed together in L.A.
Parker further said that their neighbors also joined them as they retaliated by “spraying [them] with a garden hose.” The couple was among some of the hot sensations of Hollywood at the time. And not just fans, but the Tropic Thunder star’s father also approved of their relationship. He was reportedly happy about it and believed that The Family Stone star’s company was good for his son.
Robert Downey Jr. with Sarah Jessica Parker
However, their relationship had an expiry date. After dating for years, the couple started facing issues in their relationship. Although Parker wanted to make sure she was there for Downey Jr. when he was at his lowest, their relationship came to an end in 1991 due to The Judge star’s substance addiction.
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Robert Downey Jr. Talks About Sarah Jessica Parker
Robert Downey and Sarah Jessica Parker had a great relationship. The couple reportedly joked about having a Jewish wedding at “Le Mondrian Hotel with flamenco dancers.” It seems to reflect that somewhere they looked forward to spending their lives together. However, it all went away due to the Avengers star’s addiction issues.
He suffered from substance addiction from a very young age, and it has also been a dark period in his life and career. Parker has shared that she was always looking out for his well-being. Although she cared about him, it was too much for her, and she decided to walk away from their relationship.
Robert Downey Jr. also opened up about his relationship with Parker. He shared that it was very “conservative considering the fact that she was normal, and I was out of my mind.” He also shared that Parker provided him with “home and understanding” and tried to help him. But it all ended when he was not able to get his act together.
Robert Downey Jr.
However, things worked out great for both of them. The Due Date star had a fresh start after recovering from his addictions. He is now married to film producer Susan Downey. The couple shares a son and a daughter. Sarah Jessica Parker got married to Matthew Broderick in 1997, and the couple has three children, a son, and twin daughters.
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