Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ marriage seems to have become seriously strained after a rough year. Rumour mongers suggest trouble in paradise.
Age Difference Causing Trouble?
Michael had been struggling with memory loss since his fight with stage IV oral cancer. In an interview with Douglas, he explained–
“I have been shocked by the reduction of my stamina — and my long-term memory is fine, but my short-term memory is not.”
Apparently, Douglas’ worsening memory had his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, anxious. It was also mentioned how she always knew that their age difference would mean her taking care of him one day. Although, she didn’t expect it to be so soon.
Douglas and Zeta-Jones’ age difference is not driving them apart. The quote from Douglas was taken completely out of context. And in the full quote, the actor explains that it’s his increase in “couch potato-ing” that’s led to a decrease in his memory.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, 76, proudly pose with daughter Carys, 18, at high school graduation https://t.co/SSLDOPtIAx
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) May 22, 2021
Zeta-Jones’ On-Set Flirtation?
Additionally, it was reported that Catherine was getting a little too close to her Prodigal Son co-star Michael Sheen. Allegedly, Zeta-Jones and Douglas had been having “some pretty serious downs” in their marriage. Also, it was said that Zeta-Jones was starting to look at other men. Zeta-Jones and Sheen were reportedly having an “on-set flirtfest” that was drawing the attention of their friends.
The report was totally ridiculous. There was absolutely nothing to suggest Zeta-Jones and Sheen were anything more than coworkers. Gossip columns clearly meant to insinuate that Douglas and Zeta-Jones’ marriage was on the rocks. That being said, there was nothing to suggest the couple was struggling.
Michael Douglas At Risk Of Relapsing?
Reportedly, the actor was in a dangerous state after the death of his father and stepmother. Douglas had a stint in the rehab in 1992. Therefore, there were speculations that Douglas was at risk of relapsing in this difficult time. Douglas’ stepmother recently passed away, just a little over a year after his father. It was undoubtedly a difficult time for Douglas and his family. Those close to him were reportedly worried Douglas would “fall back on self-destructive ways”.
It was clear Douglas was grieving. However, there was no reason to bring up his previous struggle with addiction, nor was it relevant. Douglas and his family appeared to be coping with their loss the best way they could: by celebrating the lives of his parents.
Inconsistent Claims About The Couple
Despite a total lack of evidence, tabloids seem to be in agreeance that Douglas and Zeta-Jones’ marriage is struggling. Interestingly, that wasn’t the story earlier this year. There were reports that the couple was looking forward to a “fresh start” after a rough 2020. The couple supposedly had their troubles, but were dong fine and were excited for the new year. It’s clear the tabloids can’t get their stories straight on the pair. Their only real goal is to invent drama.