Michael Douglas Reveals How He Really Feels About Splitting From Catherine Zeta-Jones

Michael Douglas Reveals Catherine Zeta-JonesMichael Dou­glas and Cather­ine Zeta-Jones may be tak­ing a lit­tle bit of time apart to “work on their mar­riage,” but accord­ing to Dou­glas, that doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean that their mar­riage is over. Zeta-Jones’ rep con­firmed last week that the celebrity cou­ple has sep­a­rated, but when asked about the sta­tus of their May-December rela­tion­ship, the 68-year-old actor said, “We are fine. My wife and I are fine,” adding that they are just in the midst of a “tem­po­rary sep­a­ra­tion.” Dou­glas believes that things can work out—when a reporter asked him if he thought his mar­riage could be sal­vaged, he responded with a con­fi­dent “of course.”

Although Dou­glas is stay­ing pos­i­tive about the state of their mar­riage, things might be a lit­tle more seri­ous than he’s let­ting on because Zeta-Jones’ friends are report­edly con­cerned that the celebrity couple’s split will adversely affect her men­tal health—Zeta-Jones has bipo­lar II dis­or­der and has admit­ted in the past that her con­di­tion was trig­gered by stress. “The next few weeks will be very tough, and I’m very wor­ried about her,” said Anna Walker, one of Zeta-Jones’ close friends. Walker believes that, because Zeta-Jones has such tra­di­tional views about mar­riage, it will hit the actress even harder. “Cather­ine is very old-fashioned and never wanted to ever go through a divorce.”

What do you think: Can a “tem­po­rary sep­a­ra­tion” really fix a marriage?

Sources:

“Michael Dou­glas says mar­riage not in cri­sis,” USA Today web site, Sep­tem­ber 2, 2013; http://goo.gl/wqRs11.

Moult, J., “Michael Dou­glas reveals he is hope­ful for rec­on­cil­i­a­tion with Cather­ine Zeta-Jones as he arrives at French film fes­ti­val where he met her 15 years ago,” Daily Mail web site, August 30, 2013; http://goo.gl/Fq99g8.

Vul­t­ag­gio, M., “Cather­ine Zeta-Jones Bipo­lar: Friends Wor­ried About Her Men­tal Health After Sup­posed Michael Dou­glas ‘Break,’” Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Times web site, Sep­tem­ber 1, 2013; http://goo.gl/Z1Cgda.

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  • Ruth McLeod-Kearns

    Both Cassie and Laura nailed it. A lit­tle late for play­ing the tra­di­tional role. She did after all have an affair with a mar­ried man. Wow it didn’t work? Is she really won­der­ing why? Karma right back at her. I bet Mrs. Dou­glas # one is hav­ing a field day with those quotes. I know when I was sep­a­rated I thought my mar­riage was in great shape too! Lol

  • me

    God does not bless infidelity..

  • Norma

    Cather­ine Zeta Jones mar­ried some­one who brought her more $$ and fame. Now that Michael Dou­glas is older 68 years of age., she’ll prob­a­bly play the vic­tim and move on to some­one younger. Hm?!?

  • govskep­tic

    My con­cern is whether she will still get to use the Dou­glas fam­ily com­pound in
    Bermuda. Such a quiet and hi-brow place to hang out from the commoners.

  • greyfox26

    I feel for both of them but really there are more impor­tant things in the world than Michael D and Zetta — Jones.

  • tagalong68

    It is dif­fi­cult to get into bed with some­one that has to have his wrin­kles ironed out FIRST. Now that I’ve said that, I never did like Dou­glas from day one — she is great and I would like to see her in more movies — “Chicago”: was ter­rific. He is a dull as any­one can be — plus, what used to be ‘here’ is not ‘over there’, etc. I dont think even Via­gra would do it!

  • cypri­a­nia

    meow, meow. here kitty kitty