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Michael Douglas On Split With Catherine Zeta-Jones: Actor Confesses He Took Wife ‘For Granted’

Michael Douglas talked about the temporary split he had with wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, during a chat with UK’s The Sun On Sunday after honoring Jane Fonda at the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony last week.

Douglas told the source:

“First you have to admit that you made a mistake, then dealing with it is easy.”

The Oscar-winning actor and actress took a break in their marriage in August 2013 after Douglas’ fight with throat cancer and Zeta-Jones’ treatment for a form of Bipolar disorder.

Douglas, 69, said it’s alright to make mistakes as long “as you learn from them.” Regarding his split with Catherine, the iconic actor said he learned his lesson.

Michael admitted that he fell victim to the common habit of taking those closest to him for granted:

“When you are younger you care what other people think. And you take the person closest to you for granted. You waste a lot of energy on strangers to make a good impression. When you’re older you focus that energy on the people closest to you, on your family. And you’re courteous.”

Nothing much on the Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones split was written about at the time. No one seemed to know the reason for their separation. Speculation regarding solo appearances they each made at red carpet events never ensued, but neither of them were reported to be “linked” with someone else romantically.

On a more personal note, Douglas hinted that he’s in the prime of his life “sexually,” when asked by the newspaper about it:

“Sexually? I am more comfortable in my own skin now.”

The Hollywood power couple’s sex life is reportedly following their reconcilation a few months ago.

Michael and Catherine, 44, are parents to two children — Dylan, 13, and daughter, Carys, 11. The actor has a grown son, Cameron, from his previous marriage to Diandra Douglas.

Douglas and Zeta-Jones have been married 14 years. The two rarely made news for rumored marital problems until the pair had to step back and take a breather. Their separation didn’t last long and unlike most Hollywood couples who split — even temporarily — they’re actually making it through the rough patches.

Things between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are going well again and no split is in the cards for them. They went through a lot together as a couple when Michael was sick and Catherine had to address her problems with depression. A report by In Style magazine covered the actress’ battle with Bipolar disorder at-length.

A previous Inquisitr article discussed the status of their marriage after their separation was public knowledge.

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