Sarah Jessica Parker remembers being ‘offended and embarrassed’ throughout Robert Downey Jr. romance

Sarah Jessica Parker is reflecting on her seven-year relationship with Robert Downey Jr.

The “And Simply Like That” star admitted in a New Yorker profile revealed Monday that she was “offended and embarrassed” throughout their romance, which occurred amid his struggles with substance abuse.

“Individuals round him can be dismissive of me, however I had given him stability and tried to create a gentle heartbeat that allowed him to point out up on time,” the actress, 58, defined.

Parker clarified that relationship the actor, who received sober in 2003, was a “actually adventurous, necessary” a part of her life.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. at "Batman" premiere
The duo dated from 1984 to 1991 amid the actor’s substance abuse struggles.
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
The “Intercourse and the Metropolis” alum informed the New Yorker she gave her ex “stability.”
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Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker
Nonetheless, she felt “individuals round him can be dismissive” of her.
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“We had been collectively for a very long time,” the “Intercourse and the Metropolis” alum gushed. “He was the primary individual that I lived with.

“His profession was actually simply starting,” she continued. “I used to be so proud to see his success and, you realize, watch him develop professionally.”

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Downey Jr., 58, was briefly quoted within the article by way of his rep, telling the outlet that he maintains “nice respect” for his ex.

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Parker referred to as the romance an “adventurous, necessary” a part of her life.
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The “Firstborn” co-stars dated from 1984 to 1991, with Parker shifting on with now-husband Matthew Broderick.

The couple are the dad and mom of son James, 20, and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha, 14.

In 2018, the Emmy winner recalled “praying” Downey Jr. wouldn’t die when she “had the braveness” to “stroll away” from their relationship.

Robert Downey Jr. at FYSEE'23
Downey Jr., for his half, shared his “nice respect” for her.
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“There was an enormous period of time spent ensuring he was OK,” Parker informed Individuals on the time. “And I didn’t do something. I didn’t know for a very long time. I used to be like, ‘Why is his coronary heart beating so quick? Don’t achieve this many push-ups earlier than mattress!’”

Nonetheless, the Golden Globe winner added, “I don’t resent the time spent [with him].”

Downey Jr. spoke about their time collectively in 2008, admitting to Parade that Parker was “so miffed when [he] didn’t get [his] act collectively.”

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and their kids at "Some Like It Hot" premiere
The “And Simply Like That” star is married to Matthew Broderick, with whom she shares three youngsters.
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“She supplied me a house and understanding,” the “Tropic Thunder” star recalled. “She tried to assist me. … I used to be in love with Sarah Jessica … and love clearly was not sufficient.”

The Oscar nominee has been married twice since his break up from Parker. He wed Deborah Falconer in 1992, adopted by Susan Levin in 2005.

Downey Jr. shares son Indio, 29, with the previous, in addition to son Exton, 11, and daughter Avri, 8, with the latter.