Robert Downey Jr. and wife expecting first child

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Posted: Aug 31, 2011 12:49 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan announced that they are expecting their first child together, his spokesman on Wednesday.

The 46 year-old "Iron Man" actor and his second wife met on the set of "Gothika" in 2003, and married in New York in 2005.

"Robert and Susan could not be more excited over this news. They can't wait to welcome this new baby into their wonderful family," Downey's spokesman told People magazine.

The baby is due early 2012.

The actor has a 17 year-old son, Indio Falconer Downey, from his previous marriage to actress Deborah Falconer, to whom he was married for 11 years. They divorced in 2004.

Downey has previously received Oscar nominations for his roles in "Chaplin" and "Tropic Thunder" and is currently reprising his "Iron Man" role for the upcoming 2012 film "The Avengers."

(Reporting and Writing by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)