Catherine Zeta-Jones, 53, Reveals How She Keeps the Romance Alive With Michael Douglas, 78
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have been married for 23 years and counting, despite a whopping 25-year age gap between them. Recently, Zeta-Jones shared some surprising insight into their relationship, revealing the unique and unexpected way that they keep the romance alive.
They both suffered health issues, but true love helped them to overcome it all.
Michael Douglas has publicly proclaimed his love for his wife, saying that he will love her “always and forever.” It’s heartwarming to see a Hollywood power couple like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Douglas make their love a priority and find ways to keep the romance alive over the years.
Zeta-Jones, the beloved actress from Wednesday, recently spilled the tea about her marriage with Douglas, which has been making headlines due to its rollercoaster nature. Despite a 25-year age gap and challenges, such as long separation and health issues, Zeta-Jones and Douglas have managed to stay together for almost a quarter of a century.
Zeta-Jones opened up about the ups and downs of their relationship, including Douglas’s battle with tongue cancer and her own diagnosis of bipolar disorder. But despite it all, the couple found their way back to each other in 2014 after a brief split in 2013.
In an interview, Zeta-Jones shared some intriguing thoughts about her long-lasting marriage to Douglas. She tried to explain their journey, pointing out, “It’s impossible for there not to be ups and downs if you live with the same person and wake up with them every day.”
During a 2021 interview, Zeta-Jones shared some insight into the secret to a successful marriage to Douglas. According to the Hollywood star, the key ingredients to a successful relationship are having fun together, maintaining unconditional love and respect, and keeping a sense of humor alive.
“We respect each other and I never really feel that he’s 25 years older than me,” Zeta-Jones explained.
Despite being in the public eye, Zeta-Jones and Douglas have managed to defy the odds and maintain a strong and happy marriage for over 2 decades. Their commitment to their family have been instrumental in their successful union.
One of the secrets to their marriage is their dedication to paying attention to each other, something that can often fade in long-term relationships. Despite the passing of time, they continue to adore each other by showering each other with romantic tributes and gifts on special occasions.
Douglas has had 2 marriages and 2 sets of children. His first marriage to Diandra Luker resulted in the birth of their son, Cameron, in 1978. Although the couple was still together at the time of the delivery, they eventually divorced in 1995.
Fast-forward to 2000, the year Douglas’s divorce was finalized, when he met and married Zeta-Jones. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, just a few months later in August 2000. They went on to have a daughter, Carys, in 2003. Despite some bumps in the road, it’s clear that Douglas has a deep love for his children and has started 2 families that he cherishes dearly.
Zeta-Jones further elaborated on her relationship with Douglas and how they’ve managed to stay together for almost 25 years. She reflected on the craziness of marriage, jokingly comparing it to buying a Chanel purse that you may eventually fall out of love with and put up for resale.
Despite the ups and downs, Zeta-Jones has a deep love for her husband and has urged that their 25-year age gap never plays a role in their relationship.
The couple also enjoys going on vacations together and sometimes shares lovely moments from their trips with their fans who are thrilled to see the happy couple still going strong. With their commitment to keeping the romance alive and their dedication to each other, it’s no wonder that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas’s marriage has stood the test of time.
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