Michael Douglas Supports Younger Wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Through Treatment

Sugar daddy Michael Douglas Supports Catherine Zeta-JonesMichael Dou­glas, 68, vowed to stand by his wife, 43-year-old Cather­ine Zeta-Jones, through sick­ness and health and he’s stick­ing to his word. The actress, who revealed in 2011 that she suf­fers from bipo­lar II dis­or­der, has checked her­self into a men­tal health facil­ity to “man­age her health in an opti­mum man­ner,” accord­ing to her rep. This is the sec­ond time Zeta-Jones has sought treat­ment for bipo­lar dis­or­der, a mood dis­or­der often char­ac­ter­ized by alter­nat­ing episodes of depres­sion and mania.

Despite her hav­ing to be away for sev­eral days, Dou­glas is fully behind his wife’s deci­sion to seek fur­ther treat­ment. “He couldn’t be more sup­port­ive, just like she is of him. They’re solid,” an insider told Peo­ple. “They’re really, really devoted to each other.”

When Zeta-Jones first checked in for treat­ment in 2011, Dou­glas was just recov­er­ing from advanced throat can­cer. His tumor has since been suc­cess­fully treated and his wife is man­ag­ing her ill­ness well—her cur­rent treat­ment plan is sim­ply to mon­i­tor med­ica­tion. The cou­ple was all smiles when they were spot­ted ear­lier this month in New York City for the Film Soci­ety of Lin­coln Center’s 40th Annual Chap­lin Award Gala.

Despite their health strug­gles, Michael Dou­glas and Cather­ine Zeta-Jones are a per­fect exam­ple of how age isn’t any­thing but a num­ber when it comes to sus­tain­ing a happy, healthy marriage.