Big screen superhero Robert Downey Jr. has announced he’s expecting a baby with his wife Susan Downey.
The couple, who have been together for six years, will welcome their first child together sometime next year.
“Robert and Susan could not be more excited over this news,” his rep tells PEOPLE. “They can’t wait to welcome this new baby into their wonderful family.”
Downey has a 17-year-old son, Indio, with his ex-wife, Deborah Falconer.
As PEOPLE reports, Downey predicted he’d have another kid this year. While promoting a movie last year he said, “I think I will be wrist-deep in doo-doo within 18 months. I’m calling it right here,” he said. And he’s hoping for a girl. “I think we should probably try to have a girl because I don’t want another male entity to have to compete,” he said. “I don’t want Indio to feel there’s another boy in my life. But I don’t know what we’d have to do [to have a girl]. Do we have to put it in a spoon and hang it upside-down?”
Um… not sure that will do the trick, Robert. Let’s just hope for a healthy baby, yeah? Boy or girl I’m sure Downey and his wife will be thrilled.
Catch more of the Downey’s good news over at Babble’s Famecrawler Blog!