How Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Handling Her Separation From Michael Douglas

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sugar Daddy Michael DouglasCather­ine Zeta-Jones has made it pretty clear in the past that she’s dis­gusted by the prospect of divorce. She’s also admit­ted that stress made it harder for her to man­age her bipo­lar dis­or­der. So, how is she han­dling her recent split from her older hus­band, Michael Dou­glas, after two kids and 13 years of mar­riage? Accord­ing to sources, she’s not doing so well.

As Zeta-Jones, 43, strug­gles to come to terms with the pos­si­ble end of her mar­riage, an insider is say­ing that the actress has become a chain smoker, smok­ing up to two packs a day. Mean­while, 68-year-old Dou­glas was in Europe pro­mot­ing his lat­est movie, and his wife report­edly called him every chance she got, ask­ing him to come home as soon as pos­si­ble so that they could work on their mar­riage. The source also revealed that while Dou­glas has moved out of their fam­ily home in New York, Zeta-Jones’ mother has moved in to help look after her daugh­ter and the celebrity couple’s kids. “Everyone’s really wor­ried about [Zeta-Jones],” said the source, adding, “She’s sug­gested intense ther­apy ses­sions and has told Michael she doesn’t want it to end in divorce.”

It was revealed last month that the celebrity cou­ple was tak­ing some time apart to eval­u­ate their mar­riage, although Dou­glas said that he was sure it was only tem­po­rary and that they would be able to work things out. Although they’re not liv­ing together at the moment, both Dou­glas and Zeta-Jones have been spot­ted wear­ing their wed­ding rings.

What do you think: Will Michael Dou­glas and Cather­ine Zeta-Jones get back together?


“Zeta-Jones’ ‘still strug­gling,’” Belfast Tele­graph web site, Sep­tem­ber 15, 2013;

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