5 Reasons It's Awesome That Robert Downey Jr. is Having a Baby Boy

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey

Robert Downey Jr. let the cat out of the bag. Okay, not an actual cat, and nothing actually was pulled from a sack…Robert Downey Jr. blurted out the gender of his baby-to-be while visiting Jay Leno.

Instead of playing coy and not giving up what he and wife Susan Downey are having, he shared with Leno, the audience and the world that they will be welcoming a boy this February.  Yes, a boy! And a baby boy seems like a perfect fit for Robert Downey Jr.. Why? Here are 5 reasons.

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    Robert Downey Jr. will get to right the wrongs his own father did. The two had a destructive relationship with his own father sharing drugs with him at a young age. He'll be able to learn from that painful period and be a more responsible parent for his own son.
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    His son will get to say his dad is Iron Man. Some major cool points for that one on the school yard.
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    His son will get to say his dad is Sherlock Holmes. If super heros aren't his thing, you really can't go wrong with saying your dad is Sherlock Holmes.
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    He has practice with boys! He already has one son Indio who is now 18.
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    Robert Downey Jr. is a man's man. Sure, a daughter would be adorable, but a boy seems far more Robert Downey Jr.'s speed.

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