Robert Downey Jr. Hold Hands with Wife Susan Downey at Netflix Event

Robert Downey Jr. And Wife Susan Downey attend Netflix Event for ‘Sr.’ documentary side by side

By George Johnson May 21, 2023
Robert Downey Jr. Hold Hands with Wife Susan Downey at Netflix Event

Robert Downey Jr. and his Wife Susan Downey are absolutely a lovable couple.

Downey Jr., 58, and his wife Susan, 49, went to a special showing of their Netflix documentary Sr. on Thursday at the FYSee event space for the streaming service in Los Angeles.

The Iron Man actor was sporting short hair after shaving his head back in October for his role in the upcoming HBO series The Sympathiser. The couple, who started dating in 2003 and were married in 2005, clasped hands as they posed for shots.

Robert Downey Jr. And Wife Susan Downey holding hands
Robert Downey Jr. And Wife Susan Downey holding hands  

On Thursday, Downey Jr. and Sr. director Chris Smith participated in a panel discussion regarding the movie's production. The actor gave the film its world debut at the Telluride Film Festival in September.

The bond between the Marvel Cinematic Universe actor and his father Robert Downey Sr. amid the latter's deterioration from Parkinson's Disease is the focus of the documentary, which the couple co-produced.

Robert Downy Jr.'s wife Susan made him 'Sherlock Holmes'

The Hollywood Reporter reported in 2014 that Downey Jr.'s marriage to Susan "facilitated" his casting in the role while she was working with Guy Ritchie, 54, on the 2008 film RocknRolla. Ritchie directed Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes, which was released in 2009.

The director remarked at the time, "If Susan hadn't been in the room, Robert probably wouldn't have become Sherlock Holmes." Susan continued to produce the 2009 film and its follow-up, which also featured her husband. "She facilitated it, definitely."