Turns out even celebs have "free passes" and Robert Downey Jr. has just revealed the one person he is theoretically allowed to cheat on his wife of 11 years with — and it turns out he's locked lips with her before!
During an appearance on the Howard Stern show, Downey Jr. confessed that the name "Gwyneth Paltrow" is scrawled all over his free pass, partly because she is great friends with his wife Susan, to numb the awks, he told Stern that:
"I’m very happily married … but I guess I could dream a bit. My ‘free pass’ is, because her and Susan are such good friends, is Paltrow. I gotta get her back in these movies, so I can make out with her on screen again.”
RDJ went on to make it crystal clear that his free pass only counts for acting shenanigans, therefore totally negating the value and meaning of a "free pass." Bless him.
It's pretty damned adorable how much Downey Jr. wanted to make it clear that he wouldn't even fantasy cheat on his wife, producer Susan Downey. You've got yourself a good one there, hun!
If you want to hear these words from RDJ's own fair lips, you can hear the Iron Man star making his confession in the sound bite below:
Who is your 'free pass'?