Catherine Zeta-Jones has reflected on the ‘up-and-downs’ of her marriage to husband Michael Douglas, whom she wed in 2000.
The actress, 53, briefly separated with the Hollywood star, 78, in 2013 following his tongue cancer battle and her bipolar disorder diagnosis. They reconciled in 2014.
In a new interview with The Telegraph, she said: ‘It’s impossible for there not to be ups and downs if you live with the same person and wake up with them every day.
‘It’s like the Chanel purse I spent a fortune on… actually I’ll put it up for resale’: Catherine Zeta-Jones has reflected on the ‘up-and-downs’ of her marriage to husband Michael Douglas
‘I’ve been waking up to Mike for nearly 25 years. I love being married but it’s a crazy thing when you really think about it. “Will you marry me?” “Sure!”
‘But then you think about the Chanel purse you spent a fortune on, and actually I don’t really like it any more – I’ll put it up for resale.’
She added that despite their rollercoaster relationship, she and Michael are ‘just very good with one another, we respect each other, and I never really feel that he’s 25 years older than me.’
‘I remember people saying, “When you’re 50, he’s going to be 75.” Well, that’s just maths.’
Catherine and Michael – who were born on the same day, albeit 25 years apart – celebrated another joint birthday in September as they enjoyed a lavish meal in Sardinia after stepping off a friends yacht.
Throwback: In a new interview, she said: ‘It’s impossible for there not to be ups and downs if you live with the same person and wake up with them every day’ (pictured in 2000)
The couple, who were both born on September 25, took to Instagram to publicly wish one another a happy birthday.
To acknowledge his wife’s special day, the Wall Street actor posted a throwback photo of the pair and wrote: ‘Happy Birthday Catherine! I love you always & forever’
Catherine then shared a recent selfie of the two of them and an older one, penning: ‘It’s our Birthday!! After 24 years of celebrating our special day together, I still look forward to it. I love you!!! a la votre!!!!!!!!!!’
It comes after Catherine paid tribute to her son while watching him graduate from the prestigious Brown University in May.
Loved-up: Catherine and Michael – who were born on the same day, albeit 25 years apart – celebrated another joint birthday in September with a throwback photo
The Tony Award-winner was in attendance as Dylan- collected his degree certificate after majoring in political science.
Taking to Instagram following the ceremony, Catherine shared a photo of her son dressed in traditional mortar and gown as he accepted a kiss from his proud mother.
Captioning the image, she wrote: ‘Graduation congratulations to my boy, my pride, my joy, Dylan. I am inexplicably proud of you and I love you beyond words.’
The previous evening he was reduced to tears after his uncle Lyndon Jones – Catherine’s younger brother – made a surprise appearance at his pre-graduation dinner.
Cute: Catherine then shared a recent selfie of the two of them and an older one, penning: ‘It’s our Birthday!! After 24 years of celebrating our special day together, I still look forward to it’
Stunt performer Lyndon, 50, greeted the speechless student with a bellowing song while he dined in Rhode Island with a group of friends.
Capturing the moment in a short video, Catherine wrote: ‘Surprise! Surprise! Pre-graduation dinner when my son Dylan sees his Uncle who came all the way from Wales to celebrate this amazing milestone.
‘It was tough keeping this a secret but it was priceless.’
Brown, a private Ivy League research university, has previously been attended by celebrities including Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Linney, John Krasinski and Harry Potter star Emma Watson.
Last year Catherine took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and Dylan after she paid him a visit at his college campus.
Catherine and Michal’s younger child, daughter Carys, 19, graduated from high school in 2021 and is expected to follow her brother’s educational path by also attending Brown.
Sharing images from her graduation ceremony, Catherine wrote: ‘What a proud day as our daughter Carys graduates with honors for her International Baccalaureate! You rock, we love you.’
Proud dad Michael added: ‘Congratulations to Carys and the entire class of 2021! Your Mom and I are so proud of you!’
Well done: Catherine and Michael’s youngest child, daughter Carys graduated from high school in 2021 and is expected to follow her brother’s path by also attending Brown