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Robert Downey Jr.'s wife reveals the secret of a happy 18-year marriage: what is the "two-week rule"

Susan Downey reveals the secret of a happy marriage with Robert Downey Jr.

The world-famous Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. who won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor this year for his role as Lewis Strauss in the movie Oppenheimer, has been happily married to producer Susan Downey for 18 years. They have two children together: 12-year-old son Exton and 9-year-old daughter Avrie. According to the woman, the "two-week rule" helps them maintain passion and harmony in their relationship after so many years of marriage.

Its conditions are very simple: the family cannot be separated for more than 14 days. Despite the constant flights due to filming, the couple adjusts their busy schedule so that their rule is fulfilled. Susan revealed the secret of her happy 18-year marriage in an interview with PEOPLE magazine.

"We have a two-week rule, which often seems too long, but we don't go more than two weeks without seeing each other and our family together," said the wife of the 58-year-old Oscar-winning actor.

As you can understand from Susan's words, if her husband fails to fly home from filming after the two-week period has expired, she and the children fly to him.

Robert Downey Jr.'s wife reveals the secret of a happy 18-year marriage: what is the ''two-week rule''

"Fortunately, we prefer to be a traveling circus whenever possible. You follow the basic rule of two weeks, and then you don't try to get ahead of yourself, because a lot of what we do is surprisingly unpredictable. You never know what might happen. Someone might get sick or something else. So you need to have the basic things in place and then be prepared for everything else," Susan said.

Robert Downey Jr. himself says that his family makes him really happy and gives him a lot of positive things.

Robert Downey Jr.'s wife reveals the secret of a happy 18-year marriage: what is the ''two-week rule''

It is known that it was thanks to Susan, whom the actor met in 2003 on the set of the thriller Gothika, that Downey Jr. managed to say goodbye to drug addiction forever. He had been using drugs, including marijuana, since he was 8 years old. His previous relationship with the star of the cult TV series Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as his first marriage to Deborah Falconer and the birth of his first child, Indio, could not affect his serious addiction. In the end, it was drugs that caused the breakup in both cases.

It was only after meeting Susan that the filmmaker was able to get rid of his addiction and forget about drugs forever, which eventually brought him not only family happiness but also tremendous career success.

As OBOZ.UA previously wrote, 72-year-old British actress and producer Jane Seymour, known for her role as 007's girlfriend, and 73-year-old musician John Zambetti of The Malibooz also shared the secret of their happy relationship. The woman describes them as "a gift at this age."

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