Actor says people get confused about his sexuality

Robert Downey Jr admits sexuality is a grey area – which is why many people question if he’s gay or straight.

When dating Sarah Jessica Parker in the 1980s he often wore frilly outfits even her Sex And The City character Carrie might balk at.

‘A lot of my peer group think I’m an eccentric bisexual,’ he says. ‘That’s OK. Being relaxed about sexuality is something you’re born with.’

Robert, 43, has been married to Susan Levin for 3 years and is laid back about other people’s opinions.

‘My identity was written on the wall by ancient and formidable guides and forces,’ he tells The Sunday Times magazine. ‘The best thing I can do is keep my hand out of it.’


Isobel Smith