Given that they have been married for more than twenty years and have been together for as long, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas continue to enjoy one of the longest-lasting marriages in Hollywood. And despite the fact that Zeta-Jones and Douglas have a considerable age difference of 25 years between them, they have shown that age is nothing but a number between two people who choose to love and appreciate one other for the rest of their lives.
In addition to sharing a life together, the pair also has the same birthdate, which is on September 25. Even though they are at very different stages of their life at this point, Douglas, who is towards the end of his 70s, and Zeta-Jones, who is just beginning out in her 50s, are both supportive of one other, the pair has been working together for many years. It’s safe to say that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have been through their fair share of ups and downs in their relationship, just like any other married couple. In the recent past, the pair has had to cope with loss, health concerns, and emotional turmoils, yet despite all of these challenges, they have managed to maintain their solid unit status as a couple.
In addition, the pair seems to have made every effort to maintain their relationship and family intact, despite the challenges that come with always being in the limelight. This is despite the fact that being in the spotlight may be challenging. This includes the choice that they made to leave the United States for more than a decade so that they could provide their children with the opportunity to develop in an environment that was more typical.
In November 2022, Zeta-Jones reflected on her relationship with her husband and expressed how much she loves being married to him, despite the “ups and downs” that they have experienced in their marriage. She said that she loves being married to him despite everything that has happened in their marriage. She also responded to critics who pointed out the age difference between them of 25 years by providing the ideal reason for why they had been able to weather storms together for such a long time.
The historical drama “The Darling Buds of May,” in which Zeta-Jones starred as Mariette Charlton, the oldest daughter of the Larkin family, catapulted her to prominence in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s. Zeta-Jones became a household name there. At the end of the decade, she made a great impact there with her sword-wielding leading part in “The Mask of Zorro.” Eventually, the actress who appeared in “Oceans Twelve,” “The Terminal,” and “No Reservations” won the coveted Best Actress Oscar for her performance in “Chicago.”
After being put in contact with one another by their common friends Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones first saw one another in person in 1998 at the Deauville Film Festival in Deauville, France. In September 2021, in honor of his wife’s birthday, Douglas shared a flashback photo on Instagram of the two of them from their first encounter together, along with the caption:
“It was during the Deauville Film Festival in 1998 that I had my first encounter with Catherine. I was surprised to see that our birthdays were exactly the same – ta-da! Then, when I found out that she was a golf enthusiast, I understood that all of my dreams had come true. I couldn’t have asked for better fortune at this juncture in my life. I simply lucked out. Her brilliance, her sense of humor, and her work ethic are all things that leave me in awe.
As soon as they met, Douglas, who was immediately taken with Zeta-Jones, decided to offer her a prophetic message. He said the following to Today: “I most likely committed a significant error. But she looked at me and said, “I’ve heard a lot about you. I just want to tell you that I’m going to be the father of your children.” And I looked at her, and I said, “I just want to tell you that I’m going to be the father of your children.” … I think it’s all true! Good night.'”
They had their first child in August 2000, a boy called Dylan Michael Douglas, and their second child in April 2003, a daughter named Carys Zeta-Douglas. Despite this, the lovebirds prevailed over Douglas’ first swing and miss and married the wedding in November 2000.
A few weeks after the couple celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on September 25, 2022, Catherine Zeta-Jones gave an interview to The Telegraph in which she discussed her relationship with Michael Douglas. In the interview, Zeta-Jones admitted that their relationship, like most others, has gone through both good and bad times, but that ultimately, they are committed to each other.
“If you live with the same person and wake up with them every day, it’s difficult for there not to be ups and downs,” she said. “It’s impossible for there not to be ups and downs.”
After Douglas’s struggle with tongue cancer, in 2013, Zeta-Jones and Douglas had a temporary separation. Zeta-Jones also claimed that she had bipolar disorder II, a disease for which she was treated at a mental institution in Connecticut in 2011.
“I’ve been waking up to Mike for nearly 25 years. I love being married but it’s a crazy thing when you really think about it,” Catherine Zeta-Jones exclaimed, before adding, “But then you think about the Chanel purse you spent a fortune on, and actually I don’t really like it any more — I’ll put it up for resale.”
Zeta-Jones stated that she and Douglas have remained together for such a long time because they are “just very good with one another, we respect each other, and I never really feel that he is 25 years older than me.” This is despite the fact that the entertainment industry is not particularly known for relationships that last a long time.
Regarding the topic of age, Catherine Zeta-Jones had the following to say about those who disapproved of her: “I recall people saying, ‘When you’re 50, he’s going to be 75.’ Well, that’s just arithmetic.