It’s the split that was heard around the world this morning, when People magazine unveiled their new issue, citing the split of beloved celebrity couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. This comes after a tough year for the couple, who went through Zeta-Jones’ return to treatment for her bi polar disorder, and of course Douglas’ omission that he may have gotten throat cancer from oral sex.
All of that aside, everyone thought that Zeta-Jones and Douglas were two individuals that could weather the storm, and endure the ups and downs of their relationship. To the shock of many, their relationship wasn’t as solid as they let on, and the couple have split after thirteen years of marriage. Catherine and Michael share two children together, son Dylan Michael Douglas, 13, and daughter Carys Zeta Douglas, 10.
The couple who wed in 2000 are reportedly said to be taking a break. Although neither have moved to file for divorce, a family friend told the magazine, “They want the best for their kids, no matter what happens.”
Throughout the years the couple has shared red carpet appearances, and many wonderful insights about each other. Here’s a look at Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas’ best moments over the years:
This year Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were joined together at the Academy Awards where Zeta-Jones performed with the cast of Chicago.
Last year Catherine presented an honor to her husband in New York at the Monte Cristo Awards. The two were interviewed by Extra. Zeta-Jones gushed about the night saying, “I’m very happy to be here.”
Here’s Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Golden Globe Awards in 2011. After a tough year the two referred to each other as their “better halves,” with Catherine saying, “It’s just wonderful to be out!”
After being outed for having bi polar disorder, Catherine Zeta-Jones was very open about her struggles with depression, at the time Douglas commended her on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
In 2008 Michael Douglas talks about a family vacation trip where he and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones took their kids skiing.
In 2003 Catherine Zeta-Jones won the Academy Award for her role in Chicago. At the time she was pregnant with the couple’s second child. Check out her emotional speech and dedication to husband Michael Douglas:
Are you surprised about the split?