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‘It is Hollywood!’: Catherine Zeta-Jones didn’t think her marriage to Michael Douglas would last

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have been married for 22 years, but it appears the Hollywood actress didn’t expect to be wed to the Fatal Attraction star for that long.

The 53-year-old, who has most recently appeared as Morticia Addams in the gothic Netflix series Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega, appeared on Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning America and was asked by host Robin Roberts who the better gift giver was her or 78-year-old Douglas.

In a response that sent Roberts and her fellow GMA hosts, Michael Strahan and George Stephanopoulos, into hysterics, Zeta-Jones admitted it was Douglas, joking she had a peaked pretty early.

‘I think it has to be Michael. I peaked… around year eight,’ she quipped.

Catherine Zeta-Jones jokingly admitted she didn’t think her marriage to Michael Douglas would last 22 years or she would have ‘held back’ on gift giving

The Hollywood couple tied the knot in 2000. They're pictured here in 2021

 The Hollywood couple tied the knot in 2000. They’re pictured here in 2021

‘I did, if I had know I’d be married so long I would have held back on it. I wasn’t envisioning a 22-yearer. This is Hollywood, man.’

Zeta-Jones, who was there to promote her new Disney+ show – National Treasure: Edge of History, went on to reveal the gift she had peaked at.

‘I bought him a hot-rod… a 1930s coupe, Michael I’m going to get it wrong I’m sorry, it looks like a Bugsy Malone car, it’s really great and then I peaked. It’s been socks ever since,’ she said.

The Welsh actress added Douglas was good at giving jewelry, which was ‘something that I did really love and treasure and its sentimental value obviously’.

When asked who was the better gift giver out of the pair (pictured in 2008), Zeta-Jones, 53, quipped she had peaked in year eight of their marriage

When asked who was the better gift giver out of the pair (pictured in 2008), Zeta-Jones, 53, quipped she had peaked in year eight of their marriage

Douglas and Zeta-Jones again in 2008, this time in New York City

Douglas and Zeta-Jones again in 2008, this time in New York City 

The Welsh actress, 53, added 78-year-old Douglas (pictured in 2020) was good at giving jewelry

The Welsh actress, 53, added 78-year-old Douglas (pictured in 2020) was good at giving jewelry

Zeta-Jones said she wasn't envisioning a two-decade-long marriage. The pair pictured in 2003

The couple appear together at the LA premiere of America's Sweethearts in 2001

‘I wasn’t envisioning a 22-yearer. This is Hollywood, man,’ she said in jest, getting a laugh from the GMA hosts. The couple pictured left in 2003 and on the right in 2001

In a recent interview with the UK’s The Telegraph, Zeta-Jones, who briefly separated from Douglas in 2013 before reconciling, said it was ‘impossible for there not to be ups and downs if you live with the same person and wake up with them every day’.

‘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,’ she said.

The pair, who shared the same birthday but 25 years apart, became engaged in 1999 when he proposed during a New Year’s Eve trip in Aspen and welcomed their first child, Dylan, together the next year before marrying three months later.

The couple are matching in black during a 2003 red carpet appearance

Zeta-Jones and Douglas at the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2019

Zeta-Jones said she ‘bought him a hot-rod… a 1930s coupe’ in ‘around’ year eight of their marriage. The glamorous pair are pictured left in 2003 and again on the right in 2019

Douglas shared a photo of their first meeting in 1998 in this sweet birthday message on Instagram

Douglas shared a photo of their first meeting in 1998 in this sweet birthday message on Instagram

Family portrait! Zeta-Jones and Douglas with their children, Dylan and Carys

Family portrait! Zeta-Jones and Douglas with their children, Dylan and Carys

In 2003, they welcomed a baby girl, Carys.

But it’s not always been smooth sailing for the Hollywood power couple with Douglas being diagnosed with cancer and the brief separation.

Speaking about the couple’s 2013 separation, Douglas told The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015: ‘It can’t be a one-way street.

The couple briefly separated in 2013, but reconciled a short time later

Zeta-Jones with the couple's son, Dylan, at the premiere of Wednesday last month

After their reconciliation, Douglas said the pair (pictured in 2000) were stronger than ever

After their reconciliation, Douglas said the pair (pictured right in 2000) were stronger than ever. On the right Zeta-Jones is pictured with her son last month at the Wednesday premiere

‘But I’m crazy about her. And yeah, I think every couple has their difficult times. The only problem is, as you well know, we’re all in the public eye, and it tends to get a little more exposed than most.

‘But we’re back stronger than ever.’

Douglas also has another son, Cameron, from a previous marriage. 



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