The Real Reason Why Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Lived With His Ex-Wife in the Same House
Michael Douglas used to be married to Diandra Luker. Both fell in love at first sight and got married only 6 weeks after starting dating. Suddenly, 22 years later, they decided to get divorced and no one knows the reason why. Still, he and his current wife Catherine Zeta-Jones lived in the same house with his ex. We reveal the reason behind this unusual decision.
Michael and Diandra Luker were together for 22 years.
Michael met Diandra when he was 32 and she was a 19-year-old university student. They got married only 6 weeks after starting dating and were married for 22 years. Eventually, they got divorced in 2000. The ex-couple didn’t feel the need to comment on their decision. The reason for their sudden breakup remains unknown.
Their divorce turned scandalous.
Michael and Diandra had one of the largest divorce settlements in Hollywood. Diandra was entitled to $45 million and 2 of their estates in Santa Barbara and California. 11 years later she demanded 50% of his payment for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which was shot in 2010. Diandra says she’s not a “greedy” person. She also confessed that she often asks herself if she should “walk away”.
He bought his ex’s share of the estate.
According to their divorce agreement, they had to share their 250-acre villa. So he and Diandra spent 6 months of the year in their Majorca home. His new wife Catherine also agreed to live there. Later Michael bought out his ex’s share of the S’Estaca estate. Finally, the couple could have the villa for their exclusive use.
It was uncomfortable for everyone.
Michael admits it was uncomfortable to share the house with his ex-wife. He claims that 6 months wasn’t pleasant for anyone. The actor doesn’t want to move out of Majorca. In fact, he wants to leave the island to his children and grandchildren. Catherine enjoys life in Majorca, especially, gardening. She once even posted a video on Instagram showing off her crop of tomatoes.
They problem has been solved.
Since Michael bought his ex’s share of the estate, he and Catherine feel much more comfortable. Now the house is 100% theirs. Michael says that the house belongs to his family and Catherine is very happy there. Besides, his daughter is fluent in Spanish. Catherine also speaks Spanish, and, in addition, knows French and Welsh.