“Stability, intellectual peer and monster sex machine,” is how Downey describes his wife. “And she runs the show.”
“The missus and I work incredibly hard to stay current with each other, to be kind to each other, to ignite each other when we can,” says Downey. “Because if you’ve gone out and done your day and she’s done her day, and you come home exhausted, you need to try harder. Pretty much every night I put my head on the pillow – unless my wife is mad at me, which is not very often – I’ve got a clear conscience. I’m happy. Whenever you have a new opportunity or a new relationship, for me it’s a new baby, these instincts come out. Protective instincts.
“You don’t want to be just coexisting. I don’t want to be too tired for her. We have a two-week rule. We are never apart for more than two weeks.”
Robert Downey Jr. on his missus. - The Times (x) 4/19/13