Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have been married for 12 years, but there may well be trouble in paradise according to The National Enquirer, who claims they’ve been having a “hush hush trial separation”.
The Daily Mail has the rundown:
The Enquirer alleges that the marriage ‘buckled under the pressure of dealing with Michael’s cancer battle, his son Cameron’s incarceration on drugs charges and Catherine’s struggle with bipolar II disorder.’
The publication even claims that 68-year-old Michael ‘moved out’ of the home he shared with the 43-year-old actress and children Dylan, 12, and nine-year-old Carys, moving into a nearby rental property.
‘Michael said something to the effect that he and Catherine were taking a “time out”, and he was looking forward to having an entire house as his personal man cave,’ a source said.
According to the Enquirer, cracks began to publicly appear when Catherine was a ‘no show’ at a special screening of her father-in-law Kirk Douglas’s film Spartacus last year.
‘Michael made some lame excuse, but when she skipped the family dinner, it was obvious that something was not right,’ a source said. ‘I think he felt completely betrayed that Catherine didn’t show up.
Don’t you love when “a source” offers up so much valuable information for us all to see? How sweet of them. Of course, reps for CZJ and Michael Douglas have completed debunked this story and insisted that it’s not true, which it probably isn’t. The pair have been through a hell of a lot together between Michael’s cancer battle, CZJ’s struggle with depression and God knows what else. I think they’ll be just fine.