Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have separated after 13-years of marriage.
The duo are reportedly spending an extended period of time apart because their relationship is in disarray.
Michael Douglas is believed to be on holiday by himself in Sardinia, while Catherine Zeta-Jones is currently at their New York home looking after their two children.
At this point, neither have began legal proceedings for divorce, and they haven’t legally separated either.
A source apparently confirmed to People magazine that the duo had separated and added that they were taking a break from one another.
The pair haven’t been seen together in public since April 22 when they attended the 40th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
It’s believed that they reached the decision to spend time apart after Douglas had returned from the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Speculation then increased after the Wall Street star was spotted playing golf by himself in Italy, while Zeta-Jones remained in New York.
Star Magazine also recently alleged that Zeta-Jones is set to begin a $300 million divorce battle with the actor. However, neither thespian has released a statement on the matter.
It’s believed that Michael will return to the couple’s Manhattan home after his jaunt in Europe, while Zeta-Jones will reside in their $4 million abode further upstate alongside their children, Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10.
The source added that divorce would be the final nail in the coffin for their relationship as it would put a huge strain on both of them emotionally and physically, as well as their children.
Douglas and Zeta Jones have been dogged by rumors that their relationship was on the brink of collapse throughout the year.
It’s believed that the pressure of dealing with Michael’s cancer, Catherine’s battle with bipolar disorder, and the incarceration of his eldest son on drugs charges have lead the duo to this difficult decision.
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