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Robert Downey Jr becomes a father again after 18 years

08 FEBRUARY 2012 Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan have become proud parents to a baby boy.

It's their first child together, although the 46-year-old actor already has a 18-year-old son from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer.

The Avengers star's son has been named Exton Elias and was born on Tuesday morning, weighing 7lbs 5oz.


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Robert previously announced the sex of the baby live on TV, a declaration which upset his wife.

However, Susan later said: “I couldn’t stay mad at him, but I can tell you it genuinely wasn’t something we planned to reveal”.

He did however manage to keep the name under wraps.

“If I told you the name, then she would lop off my head with a machete”, joked the Sherlock Holmes actor recently.

According to a source both mother and son are healthy and the family couldn’t be happier.

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