Robert Downey Jnr. Is delighted his former girlfriend Sarah Jessica Parker found love with Matthew Broderick - because the actor is "a lot more gifted and grounded" than he is.
The couple dated for seven years until they split in 1991 - but the once troubled Downey Jr. admits he was still deeply in love with the 'Sex & The City' star.
Parker married fellow actor Broderick in 1997 - with whom she has one child, five-year-old James Wilkie.
Downey Jr. tells Parade magazine: "I was in love with Sarah Jessica, and love clearly was not enough. I was meant to move on. And, after some heartache, she was meant to find her home with a great star.
"He (Broderick) is a lot more gifted and grounded than I ever was. They have a great kid."
Downey Jr. is now with his second wife Susan Levin, who he married in 2005.