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

Michael Douglas On Split

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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2 Responses to “Michael Douglas On Split With Catherine Zeta-Jones: Actor Confesses He Took Wife ‘For Granted’”

  1. Michael Dus

    i had to say something… #ryanreynolds you are just driving me nuts with this "I did something wrong, I have to make myself behave" crud.

    let me tell you about a group of morons called "The Least Of The Most." I am going to #roleplay #Jesus as per myself having a serious mental illness the last 18 years (psychotic disorder/NOS} and from what I have read out of the Holy Bible (I have read it front to back twice now).

    First they were too rowdy…then they were too nice…all with the 'Forgive anyone for any crap they pull' bullstuff.

    Just like the story of #GeorgeClooney & #Fabio …I told them butt-hole kids 2,000 years ago "You thought someone called you a name (did they?) {called you a butt-hole or told you to screw off?) They smite your cheek, did it?" Face it George…he's Fabio…those girls were with him…it would upset him if they wer the type to be photo-bombing anybody but Fabio {especially if it was another celebrity) Don't you know this guy?

    …they are just shoes…give them your coat too (i.e. "My mom put my head through a wall…she stole my shoes…i want to know why she put my head through a wall…I said, 'Thank You, Mom'" and by saying thank you I just gave her my coat for stealing my shoes) …no need to start a blood bath over shoes or that some one might had called me a name when they didn't. ….(what was I always getting into trouble for? Mom always said words before my spankings but i can never remember what they were)

    I got up your duff because you were all roided out in my face about #SandraBullock…I have 0 zero sympathy or regret concerning the matter…I DO empathize however…

    You are making me sick…now you are too nice and feeling bad for things that you can never be expected to control. No one said you had to change or behave better…just pay attention a little bit from now on…be a little careful….Children seem to think they are INDESTRUCTIBLE….its not like the to think twice or "better safe than sorry" ….mostly i feel they TEST THEIR FAITH…thinking that by putting a bullet in their head they can live through it as long they believe hard enough they it won't kill them (a hole in they head)

    they try to prove they are not scared…walk down this dark alley…nothing bad will happen….what if someone might laugh at me or that I might laugh at myself?

    Worst thing about children is that they do not even know that they are children so anything short of a legitimate death threat fails to grab their full attention.

    They say, "A person only has one childhood…make the most of it."

    personally I learned last year to pee over a toilet instead of in front of one. I am a very dysfunctional person…inherently good as I am…I have a severe drug dependency.

    In A.A. they say "Have a higher power"….to me it means…"Have wisdom alike to faith and & ethics alike to morals."

    When I try to control myself trying because I want to 'do the right thing' or 'behave like a good person does'

    …It just seems best actually to let myself make mistakes….to embrace being a child and stop saying that I have to follow some kind of imaginary plan in my head that doesn't exist.

    Am I a good person?
    Do I even know what it means for a person to "behave them self?"

    I don't…and neither do you.

    Congratulations…you just learned that you are still a child and that your life is really far from over if anything it is for the first time truly beginning…

    Parent yourself from now on…all I ask is that you try to pay attention to your own bullstuff a little bit…try to be A LITTLE careful…I am not asking you to try to become Buddha g-darnit…that position has already been filled…

    besides…you don't know what kind of kid you are going to get…chances are high for anybody really that the child they have will be dysfunctional…the last thing they are going to think of is to TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES FOR THEMSELVES …but that is really what needs to happen…you think your parents rules are going to help your kid any more than it did you…or just kinda pay attention and speak openly honestly with your spouse upfront direct and straightforward (reasonably and rationally…I have spent most of my life trying to become a functional person…it is the fricken' shizznit ;) !!! )

    p.s. Cassandra owes me an apology whether you f****** like it or not ;p