Robert Downey Jr. and wife expecting a baby

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Susan Downey (L) and actor Robert Downey Jr. arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. "The Hangover Part II" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Susan Downey, left, and Robert Downey Jr. arrive at the premiere of "The Hangover Part II" on May 19, 2011, in Los Angeles.

(CBS) Robert Downey Jr. is going to be a dad again.

The "Iron Man" star and his wife, producer Susan Downey, will welcome their first child together early next year.

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"Robert and Susan could not be more excited over this news," his rep told People magazine on Wednesday. "They can't wait to welcome this new baby into their wonderful family."

Downey, 46, and his wife have been married for six years.

The actor has a 17-year-old son, Indio, from his marriage to Deborah Falconer.