Robert Downey Jr. and his lovely wife Susan are expecting their first baby and have just adopted two other children. Well, technically speaking, they have one baby on the way and two furry family additions. The Hollywood movie star turned into a softie and rescues two stray kittens.
Why are pet friendly people impressed by Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows star Robert Downey, Jr.? Because the Iron Man, Iron Man II, and The Avengers movie super hero rescued two stray kitty cats in real life. Now, the Hollywood actor proclaims proudly that he can’t live without them. He’s utterly smitten with kittens.
Ecorazzi reports, “Since starring as Tony Stark in “Iron Man,” Robert Downey Jr. has been taking his role as superhero pretty seriously. It seems the actor recently rescued two kittens.”
The green gossip website took note of the pet friendly Hollywood actor thanks to his celebrity interview featured in Men’s Health magazine. Downey told the health and fitness mag all about the emotional roller coaster ride he went through shifting his perspective about rescuing stray animals (especially ones who were less than perfect or had been abused).
“Eighteen months ago, I’m saying, ‘I don’t want any rescue pets within 100 yards of either of my residences, I’m sorry. I don’t want some, like, tripod, abused animal.’ I was adamantly opposed to the whole idea…” the award-winning actor revealed, acting like he was being catty.That’s when the catastrophe hit.
“… Now I couldn’t imagine living without them. I’ve become one of those people where the Missus is like, ‘They don’t want to see iPhone pictures of our kittens right now. Stop it.”
The Pet Show shared the pet friendly news report, saying:
Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan Robert Downey are all set to adopt two rescue cats as a part of their family.
According to Eonline.com, the couple, which is expecting its first child early next year, recently added a pair of rescue pets to their growing family.
“We sort of rescued them from a bush in West Hollywood that a friend of ours found,” Contactmusic quoted Susan as saying.
His wife Susan is a producer and the celebrity couple are making quite a name for themselves as a Hollywood power couple — especially since being able to work together on Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. [While she might be pet friendly, most Hollywood insiders know her greatest pet rescue seems to be saving him.]
The two lovebirds were actually caught off guard during a celebrity interview when questioned about fun pranks he played on the cast of the film. Check out the funny video clip of Robert Downey Jr with wife Susan below to hear him confess more about their “Demon Cat” tricks.
Here’s a hint – neither of their new rescue cats played any part in the pranks.