“Congrats are in order for my firstborn, and I’m proud to oblige,” Downey wrote on Facebook. “Having braved the crucible of addiction (and pleased the court), his ongoing commitment to recovery continues to inspire and amaze.”
Downey Jr. and his son have both struggled with addiction. Downey Jr., who was first arrested in 1996 with heroin and cocaine in his car, has been drug-free since 2003. His son was arrested for cocaine possession in 2014.
“Unfortunately, there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” the actor told US Weekly. “There is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being.”