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Congrats! Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan welcome second baby

It's a good thing Robert Downey Jr. renewed his driver's license recently! Pretty soon he's going to be driving some very valuable cargo around. "Iron Man" confirmed on his Facebook page that he and wife Susan Downey have welcomed a baby girl — Avri Roel — to their family!"After 9 months of intensive development, Team Downey is pleased to announce our 2014 fall/winter project," Downey wrote.
Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan.
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It's a good thing Robert Downey Jr. renewed his driver's license recently! Pretty soon he's going to be driving some very valuable cargo around. 

"Iron Man" confirmed on his Facebook page that he and wife Susan Downey have welcomed a baby girl — Avri Roel — to their family!

Robert Downey Jr. gets a bellyful with wife, producer Susan Downey, at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards.Robyn Beck / Today

"After 9 months of intensive development, Team Downey is pleased to announce our 2014 fall/winter project," Downey wrote. "Principal photography commenced 11-14 and will continue until she says, 'Dad! You are embarrassing me...I'm 30, this has gotta stop.'"

Avri was born on Nov. 4 and, according to her proud papa, was "accompanied by a variety of Susan's traits that have seemingly overwritten my junk DNA."

The newcomer is the pair's second child (Exton is 2 and a half); Downey has Indio, 21, from an earlier marriage.

Last Thursday the 49-year-old actor spoke about his wife ("who is literally about to pop") and daughter-to-be while receiving the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at BAFTA's Britannia Awards. 

"How is she still so darn pretty and functional and mood-stable?" he asked the audience, then joked, "The second pregnancy has been extraordinarily tough for me. Self-prescribed mandatory bed rest was of some benefit. At least my milk is finally coming in.”

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