8 Things You Didn’t Know About Susan And Robert Downey Jr.’s Relationship
6. The Ultimatum
When Robert and Susan were first dating, he wasn’t completely finished with his love affair with drugs, so she told him it wasn’t going to work unless he was clean. It was after this that he threw the remainder of his drugs into the ocean and decided that he was done for good. “I think he saw what we had,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “There was something magical there, something we couldn’t put our finger on. He always says that we became this third thing when we got together – something that neither of us could have become by ourselves – and I think that’s true.”
After just six months of dating, the Oscar-nominated actor proposed to his producer girlfriend. He was still legally married to his first wife Deborah Falconer with whom he shared one son, Indio, at the time. Susan didn’t immediately accept his proposal, however, and when she did, she insisted on a long engagement, which ended up lasting two years.