SEX & THE DRUGGIE; Why Sarah Jessica Parker Walked out on Robert Downey Jnr after Seven Years

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SEX & THE DRUGGIE; Why Sarah Jessica Parker Walked out on Robert Downey Jnr after Seven Years


Byline: JULIAN BROUWER in New York

SEX AND The City beauty Sarah Jessica Parker has opened her heart for the first time about her break-up with troubled star Robert Downey Junior.

Sarah, who dated the Irish American actor for seven tumultuous years, says she was unable to cope with his wild ways.

She is now happily married to Mathew Broderick and gave birth to son James in October. She finally dumped live-in boyfriend Downey in 1991 when his substance-abuse problems became too overwhelming.

Sarah, 38, best known for playing the man-hunting Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City, said: "I loved him and he loved me. Yet I spent so much time worrying about him that eventually I knew it was no longer doing either of us much good.

"I couldn't actually save him from his massive drug problems and they got worse when I left."

The perky actress then had a string of romances with celebrities including tragic magazine boss John Kennedy Junior and her Honeymoon In Vegas co-star Nic Cage before finally settling on Broderick, whom she first met when he was directing her brother in a play, in 1997.

Sarah, who claims she rarely swears but is very emotional, broke down in tears last week while filming the final episode of Sex And The City in New York.

When comforted by Kristin Davis who plays pal Charlotte in the hit show, Sarah said: "This wasn't just a job. It changed my life both professionally and personally.

"I can't begin to know the great sadness that will be felt when I leave these people.

"I have an enormous amount of work ahead of me - but if I start allowing myself to ponder the great seismic shift that's coming, I don't think that I could come to work. …

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