Written by Zoë Holloway, October 19, 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker famously dated Robert Downey Jr from 1984 to 1991 and they hadn’t seen each other since – at least until last year.

Speaking with radio host Howard Stern, 51-year-old SJP admitted to their brief reunion 24 years after the breakup and apparently ‘it was surprisingly not weird’.

‘We were 18 when we met and fundamentally we are sort of the same. I think the difference is he has a family and a wife and obviously his career is a massive thing, but I think his true nature – it was completely familiar.’

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 15:   Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Robert Downey, Jr. attend the 1988 Presidential Campaign: Democratic Candidate Michael Dukakis' Benefit Cocktail Party on September 15, 1988 at Norman Lear's Home in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

The reunion came after RDJ, also 51, confessed that he was keen to meet up with the Sex and the City star to sort things out.

‘You know how life goes, and so many things happen,’ he said in 2015. ‘When you’re not a kid anymore you go, “This trip to New York, instead of doing what’s required of me, I actually want to take care of some personal business. I want to check in with someone I shared a big part of my life with and say ‘Hi’”.’

The couple initially broke up in the early ’90s due to Robert’s ongoing drug and alcohol problem.

NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 24:   Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Robert Downey, Jr. attend "Saturday Night Live" Taping on October 24, 1987 at NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

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