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Robert Downey Jr. Credits Wife For His Sobriety

April 15th, 2008 2:21pm EDT favorite Add to My News
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr. credits his wife Susan with his success battling drugs, insisting their relationship helped him finally conquer his longterm addictions.

The actor had tried countless stints in rehab but failed to stay sober until he met Susan Levin on the set of 2003 movie Gothika. They married in 2005 and he hasn't veered from sobriety since. Downey Jr. strongly believes Levin has made the difference, helping him finally grow up and giving him a reason to stay clean.

He says, "I met the right gal. She's very direct and straightforward. I think that relationship has been very settling and very profound. It is me being comfortable in my skin."

The star also recalls the precise moment he decided to kick drugs, on July 4, 2004, while he was driving to a friend's California wedding.

He reveals, "I thought, `This is perfect. All I have to do is not get egg-shaped and fall off the wall.' So I geared up and I got all my little doozies and then I just thought, `Didn't I just do this?' I saw exactly how it was going to pan out. And, in that moment, I accessed all these broken relationships and stuff and my mom... Whatever it was, the butterfly net came down."

-Robert Downey Jr. Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)


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