Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones Have Separated, Rep Confirms

michaeldouglas-catherinezetajones.jpg
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive at the Oscars on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have separated after 13 years of marriage, their rep confirmed today to Yahoo OMG!

Their separation made the cover of People, which reports that the split is due to stress from Douglas's battle with cancer and Zeta Jones's struggles with bipolar disorder.

"The stress has taken a toll on their marriage," a friend tells the magazine.

The couple decided to spend time apart soon after he came back from the Cannes Film Festival in May, where he was promoting his HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra.

Support for LAist comes from

The pair haven't been photographed together since April 22 and have reportedly been vacationing separately.

Douglas, 68, and Zeta-Jones, 43, have two children, Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10. They marred in 2000 at a star-studded, lavish ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.

A family friend says they're hoping they can work out their differences: "They want the best for their kids, no matter what happens."

Related
Hey, Michael Douglas Maybe Didn't Get Throat Cancer From Oral Sex
Michael Douglas Says Oral Sex Caused His Throat Cancer