Catherine Zeta-Jones Heartbroken Over Husband Michael Douglas
Jan 13th, 2021
Couples face life hurdles together. And for the celebrity couple, Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas, they are braving the storm together these days.
The couple tied the know in 2000 and became parents to Carys, 17, Dylan Michael, 19, and Michael’s older son, Cameron, 41. They have been through a lot in the married life. Their 25-year age difference has been an issue but they have proved that age is just a number when it comes to love.
Another difficult time for them was when the couple got involved in the arrest of Cameron Douglas, the actors’ first son from his first marriage.
Cameron was sentenced to five years in prison on drug charges in May 2010. And when he was released, he admitted that his family was what kept him going. He also said that his stepmother, Catherine, was an excellent support system during that time. According to Daily Mail, Cameron said, “My family never gave up on me, not for one second.
Zeta-Jones is a scrapper, she’s someone who came from Wales and clawed her way up to the very top through sheer talent and determination. She never gives up on anything, and she didn’t quit on me. The love of my family got me through my darkest days. ”
The family hit another rock that same year when Douglas was diagnosed with cancer. He was battling with life but his wife stood beside him. During an interview with EOnline, Zeta-Jones said, “The hardest part is seeing his fatigue because Michael is never tired…If there’s anything Michael has, it’s strength.”
The Oscar-winning actor turned out to have stage-four tongue cancer. It was difficult for him to admit this at that time so he had his publicist say that he had throat cancer. In a separate interview with Stella magazine, Zeta-Jones said, “When Michael was diagnosed with cancer I really thought, ‘You are going to have to wipe me off the floor. ’ This happens to people all the time, but it’s still a huge shock when the cards start to fall and you realize, ‘My God, it really is happening to us.
’ I thought I didn’t have the tools to cope. But it’s amazing where the strength comes from—from family and friends, from strangers supporting us. ”
With treatments and a strong support system, the star seemed to be recovering.
She told InStyle, “He’s a very matter-of-fact person. Once he was diagnosed, he was like, ‘Okay, what do I do. ’ He basically wanted that thing out of his body, so he just blitzed the [sucker]. It was very intensive… but he still retained his sense of humor. He was very open with the children.
No secrets—they went and saw him having treatment. Together we all coped with everything. It did make us closer. But I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. ”
Douglas was cancer-free in 2011. But when things were just looking up for them, Zeta-Jones was fighting a battle of her own and checked herself in a mental health facility. “I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops. But with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it.”
Through the hard times, the couple decided to take a break in 2013 even though they did not directly admit to it. But it was a short ‘split’ because, by April 2014, they were back on the red carpet as a couple and were even spotted together with the family.