During his acceptance speech at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Robert Downey Jr. decided his very pregnant wife needed to take some of the credit for his recent success.
He asked his wife to stand up and then joked and talked a little about her pregnancy.
“How is she still so darn pretty and functional and mood-stable?” he told the crowd before adding that “the second pregnancy has been extraordinarily tough for me. Self-prescribed mandatory bed rest was of some benefit. At least my milk is finally coming in.”
He went on to talk about how he thinks his wife planned for everything to fall into place at the same time.
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“For the safety of herself and others, I firmly believe that she rigged it for me to get this thing so I’ll be distracted by the implications just long enough for her to get through labor and deliver our baby girl,” he said. “She trusts [childbirth] will be a breeze compared to developing projects with me when I’m coffeed up, when I’m an ‘idea machine.’ Or worse yet, when I’m right because ‘I made it! I’m powerful! People like me! If this is the mafia, you know, I’m an earner.’”
“Mrs. Downey, any day now when you’re in the throes of birthing, if you need to yell at me or scratch me, scratch my face or blind me, it’s fine,” he told her. “Because, yes, I did that to you.”
The couple has a son Exton who is two and a half and Robert has an older son, Indio, from a previous marriage. They are looking forward to welcoming a daughter into the world in the very near future.