While attending the Berlin premiere of ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Monday, A-list actor Michael Douglas responded to a pointed question about his marriage to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
He seemed slightly surly when he answered one reporter, “I have a crisis at home? No, I think the press has a crisis. We, we are fine. My wife and I are, are fine. We take a temporary separation, but the press, it gives you stuff to write about.”
Zeta-Jones, 43, wed Douglas, 68, in 2000. Their union was tested severely in 2010 when he battled throat cancer and she sought treatment under an assumed name for bipolar disorder.
Earlier this spring the actor mentioned to a British reporter that his cancer was caused by papillomavirus contracted through oral sex. After a media storm erupted, he claimed to have been misquoted. There is strong speculation that this revelation is what sent the Douglas marriage into a tailspin.
The couple lived primarily in Bermuda with their two young children for several years before moving back to New York so that their son Dylan would receive specialized schooling to address “special needs.” He is now 13. Their daughter Carys is 10.
Check out a family photo that was captured several years ago at one of the happiest places on the planet– according to Disney hype.
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