Catherine Zeta-Jones is one of the Hollywood’s biggest success stories of famous personalities who have overcome physical challenges to achieve success in their lives. Being a celebrity who has undergone treatment for bipolar disorder, Catherine Zeta-Jones has fought tooth and nail to deliver her best despite the odds she has faced in life.
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At one stage of her life, the actress seemed to be basking in glory after delivering stellar performances in hit movies like The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment. Besides doing well in her professional life, Catherine Zeta-Jones was shining in her personal life too, as her fairy-tale romance with Hollywood star Michael Douglas was blossoming.
Even after getting married in 2000, Catherine Zeta-Jones always strived to preserve the sanctity of their marriage by taking care of her husband, and even providing support to his drug-addicted son from his previous marriage. However, the Chicago actress soon realized that her life was about to take a turn for the worse when her husband was diagnosed with throat cancer which had progressed to an advanced stage.
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Despite the challenges that life had thrown at her, Catherine Zeta-Jones proved to be a supportive wife to Michael Douglas who had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy during his treatment. To make matters worse, the actress soon found out that she was suffering from Bipolar Disorder, which had been triggered by the stressful situations that she was facing.
Additionally, Catherine Zeta-Jones was reportedly devastated by a media report that had attributed her husband’s cancer to oral sex. Realizing that their health issues had taken a huge toll on their marriage, Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband decided to live separately without undergoing a formal divorce.
While dealing with her stressful life, the Chicago actress re-embarked on her film career and acted in movies like Lay the Favorite, Playing for Keeps, Broken City, Side Effects, and Red 2. Most recently, she performed in Dad’s Army in which she played the role of a critical character.
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According to Wetpaint, Catherine Zeta-Jones seems to have overcome her tumultuous years as she is scheduled to play the role of Olivia de Havilland, the centenarian actress, in Feud, an upcoming movie that is based upon the professional competition between yesteryear stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.
Meanwhile, Michael Douglas had battled his cancer successfully, and he had regained the strength to act in various films like Behind the Candelabra and Ant-Man. Now, Michael Douglas is returning to the stage by performing in An Evening With Michael Douglas, an event that will be staged in London’s Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. According to the Daily Mail, Catherine Zeta-Jones’s husband spoke about how motivated he is to perform at the venue where his beloved wife spent three years in residency.
“Half of the interest is to go backstage and see where Catherine spent that three years.”
The Guardian reports that Catherine Zeta-Jones had worked amongst the resident cast at the West End theater in 1984 when he was selected as an understudy during the staging of 42nd Street.
Later, she had the opportunity to play the lead role of Peggy Sawyer in the 1987 revival of the same play. Despite leading separate lives, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas continued to harbor love for each other. In fact, there have been a number of occasions when Michael Douglas has openly admitted that he was still crazy about his wife.
Earlier, the couple revealed to their overjoyed fans that they had reconciled when they celebrated their 15th anniversary in Aspen, the ski-resort town in Colorado where Michael Douglas had first proposed Catherine Zeta-Jones. It might come as a surprise to many, but Catherine Zeta-Jones had initially turned down the marriage proposal of the Basic Instinct actor who is 25 years her elder. According to Perez Hilton, Michael Douglas reminisced about the time when Catherine Zeta-Jones had explicitly rejected his proposal.
“I proposed to her in Aspen, it was December 31, 1999, so I would never forget. Both of us were sick as dogs because we had flu. I proposed to her at the turn of 2000. She said no…”
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