Robert Downey Jr. hopes to reconnect with ex Sarah Jessica Parker

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LONDON - MAY 10: Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the London premiere of 'L.A. Story' on May 10, 1991 in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - OCTOBER 3: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Robert Downey, Jr. attend the 'Avalon' Century City Premiere on October 3, 1990 at Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker & Robert Downey Jr during 1990 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Sarah Jessica Parker & Robert Downey Jr (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 29: Actor Robert Downey, Jr. and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend Shirley MacLaine's One-Woman Show 'Out There Tonight' Opening Night Performance on August 29, 1990 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 29: Actor Robert Downey, Jr. and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend Shirley MacLaine's One-Woman Show 'Out There Tonight' Opening Night Performance on August 29, 1990 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker during 'Out There Tonight' Opening Night at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 29: Actor Robert Downey, Jr. and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend Shirley MacLaine's One-Woman Show 'Out There Tonight' Opening Night Performance on August 29, 1990 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 01: Robert Downey jr. Sarah Jessica Parker (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker in Santa Monica, California circa 1990 in Santa Monica, California (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 2: Actor Robert Downey, Jr. and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the 'Die Hard 2' Westwood Premiere on July 2, 1990 at Avco Centre Cinemas in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
MALIBU, CA - JUNE 24: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Robert Downey, Jr. attend the Second Annual Earth Communications Office (ECO) Conference Presentation of 'The Role of Biosphere 2 in Relation to Biosphere 1' on June 24, 1990 at Rambla Pacifico in Malibu, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 14: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Robert Downey, Jr. attend the ABC Television Affiliates Party on June 14, 1990 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 12: Actor Robert Downey, Jr. and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend Stanley K. Sheinbaum's 70th Birthday Celebration on June 12, 1990 at Santa Monica Air Center in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker in Santa Monica, California circa 1990 (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Robert Downey Jr and Sarah Jessica Parker during Stanley K. Sheinbaum 70th Birthday to Benefit Human Rights at Santa Monica Air Center in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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By ISABELLE CHAPMAN

He may play Iron Man, but Robert Downey Jr. is clearly a big softie.

The "Sherlock Holmes" actor, 49, recently dropped by the Howard Stern show for a quick chat, and told the radio host that he'd like to reconnect with ex-girlfriend Sarah Jessica Parker, whom he dated during the 1980s.

The couple started dating after they met on the set of "Firstborn" in 1984 and dated through the rest of the decade, before splitting in 1991.

Twenty years later, Downey Jr. says he has more perspective on the relationship, and would be interested in catching up with the actress.

"I've never been the kind of person to acknowledge what's going on with me at the time, and I'd try to make light of it or whatever, but sure, when you're with someone for seven years, 18 to our mid-20s, you know, it's kind of a big deal," Downey told Stern.

Although he admitted, that before he rang up his old flame he'd be sure to let her husband, fellow actor Matthew Broderick know.

Don't be fooled though, Downey Jr. is just looking to catch up with his old friend and nothing more.
He is happily married to wife Susan and the duo are expecting their second child together.

Robert Downey Jr. Asks Matthew Broderick to See His Ex Sarah Jessica Parker

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