Celebs, this is how you make an announcement.
Robert Downey Jr. appeared on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he announced to the crowd: “We’re having a boy!”
Robert and his wife, Susan Levin, are expecting their first child together, and Robert says that he’s terrible about keeping anything baby-related a secret.
The actor told Leno: “I am not permitted to discuss it. I keep dropping the ball everywhere - she [Susan] says, 'Don't tell your cousins', and then I tell them. I can't say a word."
From there, Downey, Jr. made the gender announcement to the crowd, and then he covered his face, pretending like he was really embarrassed or something.
And if that wasn’t enough, Robert also revealed the baby’s due date.
“It’s due in late February,” Robert said.
Anything else, Robert? A name? Godparents? Can you tell us about Beyonce’s baby?
Robert stars alongside Jude Law in the upcoming Guy Ritchie flick Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. It seems like, since Iron Man, Robert has been on a movie-making roll, and he doesn’t plan on slowing down once the baby gets here.
“Life is good. With a new baby on the way, maybe I ought to think about slowing down a little. But I can't see that happening in the short term."
The actor has another son, 18 year-old Indio, from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer. Downey is still involved in Indio’s life, and, in 2004, the two even worked together on some of the art for Downey’s debut musical album, The Futurist. Yes, Robert Downey, Jr. has an album, and no, it wasn’t released during his drug days. He was actually sober when he decided to do this.
Back in 1997, Robert dished about what it was like to be a father for the first time. He told Playboy:
“It was the first time I recognized that there was something a lot more difficult than working. A lot more rewarding. Suddenly, your primary focus is outside yourself. It's so much more important to me what Indio's watching on TV in the trailer than what I'm doing on the set. I find myself obsessing about things like his dental hygiene.”
So now that Robert has eighteen years of experience with fatherhood, what does he predict for his second go at it?
“I think I will be wrist-deep in doo-doo within 18 months. I’m calling it right here.”