Robert Downey Jr reflects on his relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker

'She was normal and I was out of my mind'

Heather Saul
Friday 06 May 2016 06:50

Robert Downey Jr has spoken about his relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker, who he was with during a period of his life while still drinking.

The pair were together for seven years, eventually splitting in 1991. Downey Jr struggled with alcohol and substance abuse before getting sober and becoming Hollywood’s highest paid actor.

“We were at a very conservative relationship considering the fact that she was normal and I was out of my mind,” he told Howard Stern on Wednesday. “I did the best I could.”

In 2008, he told Parade magazine how Parker supported him throughout their relationship. “I liked to drink, and I had a drug problem, and that didn't jibe with Sarah Jessica, because it is the furthest thing from what she is. She provided me a home and understanding. She tried to help me. She was so miffed when I didn't get my act together. Private stuff aside, we were able to spend some time together, and it was really cool.”

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