Sarah Jessica Parker Makes Rare Comment on Ex Robert Downey Jr.


Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr.
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Sarah Jessica Parker shared some uncommon perception into her relationship with former flame Robert Downey Jr.

In a New Yorker profile printed on Monday, June 19, the And Simply Like That star, 58, recalled how her and Downey Jr.’s completely different life affected their relationship. (The Tropic Thunder actor, 58, struggled with substance abuse for years earlier than getting sober in 2003.)

“Individuals round him could be dismissive of me, however I had given him stability and tried to create a gradual heartbeat that allowed him to indicate up on time,” stated Parker, who informed the outlet she by no means discovered it “vital” to have a rebellious section herself. “That made me indignant and embarrassed me.”

The exes dated from 1984 to 1991 after assembly on the set of their movie Firstborn. Though their love story didn’t final, the actors have spoken fondly of one another since calling it quits.

“It was a extremely adventurous, essential eight years of my life,” the Intercourse and the Metropolis alum stated of the connection throughout an April 2018 interview with YES Community. “We have been collectively for a very long time. He was the primary individual that I lived with. His profession was actually simply starting. I used to be so proud to see his success and, , watch him develop professionally.”

The Iron Man star, for his half — who informed the New Yorker by way of a consultant that he has “nice respect” for Parker — spoke candidly about how his dependancy points have been the connection’s downfall throughout a February 2008 interview with Parade.


“I preferred to drink, and I had a drug drawback, and that didn’t jibe with Sarah Jessica, as a result of it’s the furthest factor from what she is,” he informed the outlet on the time. “She supplied me a house and understanding. She tried to assist me. She was so miffed once I didn’t get my act collectively. I used to be in love with Sarah Jessica … and love clearly was not sufficient.”

The exes reunited in 2015 when Downey Jr. was visiting New York Metropolis. That April, he detailed the meetup throughout an look on The Howard Stern Present.

“Seeing her, I used to be like, ‘She’s so nice and so cool and so humorous and so in-command,’” Downey Jr. stated of his former girlfriend on the time. “I obtained to satisfy her youngsters and I noticed the best way she and [husband Matthew Broderick] stay and I respect each of them a lot.”

Parker and Broderick, 61, share son James Wilkie, 20, and twin daughters Tabitha and Marion, 13. Downey Jr., in the meantime, shares son Exton, 11, and daughter Avri, 8, with spouse Susan Levin, whom he wed in 2005. He’s additionally the daddy of son Indio with ex-wife Deborah Falconer.

The Sherlock Holmes star has opened up about how Levin, 49, gave him an ultimatum forward of their 2005 nuptials — to get sober or lose her. Throughout a joint interview with The Hollywood Reporter in October 2014, Downey Jr. referred to as it “the clearest dialog I’ve ever had in my life.”

After Levin chimed in to notice that ultimatums “solely work if the individual’s prepared,” Downey Jr. replied, “You make me prepared.”