Robert Downey Jr. and Wife Susan Welcome Baby Girl

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan welcomed a baby daughter on Nov. 4 Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Images

Iron Man is about to get in touch with his softer side. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan have welcomed a baby girl.

The actor shared the happy news on Facebook on Wednesday. "After 9 months of intensive development, Team Downey is pleased to announce our 2014 fall/winter project," he wrote. "Principal photography commenced 11-14 and will continue until she says, 'Dad! You are embarrassing me… I'm 30, this has gotta stop.'

"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.'

"I'll post pics here + there when I'm not too busy staring…"

The new addition to the family joins 2-year-old brother, Exton Elias. Though Downey is also father to 21-year-old Indio (from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer), this is the star's first daughter.

While the 49-year-old thesp is undoubtedly thrilled to finally have a little girl, that doesn't mean he isn't a little nervous.

"I don't want to be a pushover," he confessed to Entertainment Tonight shortly before his daughter's birth. "I want to be a fair but firm dad. I want her to fear and respect me."

Still, Downey hasn't been able to contain his excitement since the news first broke that she was coming. On July 9, he gushed about the impending arrival of their bundle of joy.

"Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?" the actor tweeted before expounding on Facebook. "Um. I don’t know if it's a 'man's world,' but I'm certain women run it. Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby. Girl. November."

Robert and Susan met in 2003 on the set of Gothika, married in the summer of 2005, and just completed their first project together, The Judge, in which Downey co-stars alongside Robert Duvall. Sounds like the Downeys have things under control at work, but we'll see who's in charge at home once their little lady starts to grow up.

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