Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas Calling Off Divorce?

    October 26, 2013
    Emily Greene
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In late August, representatives for Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas announced that the couple would be separating. For many couples, separation is the first stop on the road to divorce, but Douglas is hopeful they won’t be signing any legal papers anytime soon.

On Monday’s episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Douglas was promoting his upcoming film Last Vegas, but found himself talking about his hopes for a reconciliation with Zeta-Jones. Said Douglas, “I’ve been away for a while, but everything should hopefully be on the up-and-up. Sometimes people take a little bit of a break, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the end. So I’m very hopeful.”

This isn’t the first time Douglas has made references to Zeta-Jones that would lead many to think getting back together is an option for the couple. While in Europe in September to promote the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, Douglas was questioned by reporters about his “crisis at home.” The iconic actor responded, “I have a crisis at home? No, I think the press has a crisis. We are fine. My wife and I are fine.”

Hope was on the horizon again in late September when Douglas referred to Zeta-Jones as his “wife” in his Emmy acceptance speech. Upon winning the award for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for portraying Liberace in Behind the Candelabra, Douglas started his speech off with some humor, and then got a bit serious and said, “…I want to thank my wife Catherine for her support…”

Even after the awards show, Douglas continued to tell everyone his life with Zeta-Jones was on the “up and up.” He told Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell, “Everybody is fine. Nothing really more to say. We were just taking a little break. We’re talking. I think everything will be fine and I’m very hopeful.”

If the two truly love each other, here’s hoping they can work everything out.

You can watch more of Douglas’ interview with Jay Leno in the video below.

[Image via YouTube.]

  • Ken

    Okay, so he gets tongue cancer from her venereal warts & they hope to remain the most respectable couple in Hollywood? Sorry. It’s lost on me. She is what she is & he bought it. …& I’ll bet will pay even DEARER later! :-)

    • johnsnare

      Douglas must have one hell of a tongue.

  • Neo2627

    Good for them! Make it work!

  • http://Yahoo Debi

    If there’s one spark of hope the fire can be lit again.

  • http://yahoo Kyle Beatty

    I really hope they can make it work.

  • Phil A. Buster

    They make a nice looking couple. I hope they can settle their differences and stay together. Divorce can turn out to be a real mess creating bad feelings that last a lifetime!

  • Dan Henke

    They are in love. Bipolar is a tough disorder. My ex-wife had it and she was impossible to live with, but Michael can, and with treatment Catherine can also. I wish them well, and I will pray for them.

  • Samantha Pekar

    Let’s face the REAL facts. Age. Even if Michael lives to be 100, do the math, Catherine will be a young widow. Maybe, just maybe, the cold hard facts of KNOWING she will be left alone at an age where women don’t really want to think about dating & marriage is kinda scary. Suddenly living with that sexy, older Hollywood “A” lister is becoming living with a senior citizen as their live-in nursemaid. However, when Michael swept her off her feet when she was young & naive, this reality didn’t matter. Well, guess what folks, “REALITY SUCKS!”

    • licoff

      she is young ,He is so old ,what’s wrong to get divorce and find a new one .Their sex life probably depress her .Just free her when she is still young.

    • http://facebook sue

      that’s so true, I married a man 12 years older….when they get in there 70 …life is over for you, I’m still young, want to go places just be happy..i asked him for a divorce 3 or 4 times a year.. but tonight I made him listen, it .. I have told; him if he would change. he promises and back to 247 sitting in chair watching TV.. I just hope who sees this, married someone your age ,I was 18 didn’t know better. Now I’m lonely, guys ask me out he doesn’t really want me.. he need a wife cooking and just sitting at home..

      • Wineoclock

        How long have you been married for and why did you marry him ??? You said you were only 18 and he 12 years older which makes him 30.That not much of a gap. My sister is 48 (looks 33) and her husband is 28 and they have more fun together then any two people the same age. Age is only a number dear. People with depression normally behave the way your husband does. Is it because you keep threatening him for a divorce 3-4 times a year.Does he work ??? Nobody watches TV 24/7 they need sleep. If that’s all Lucky you that’s all he does and not an abusive husband. Is there another man in your life ??? Why do you feel lonely with your husband by your side?? then again there’s always 2 sides to every story. I would love to hear his side.

      • BettyB

        You need to grow up. You sound like a selfish brat! Marriage isn’t all about fun. It’s about commitment.

  • http://Yahoo mana

    all we need is grow up and get on with life i know you will have a long life together if you can work difference out .. come on you can get that grass green again ……

  • http://www.webpronews.com/catherine-zeta-jones-michael-douglas-calling-off-divorce-2013-10#respond Diane1523423532

    They have to get back together. No one else wants either one of them, due to the oral sex/cancer truth. Yuck!

  • http://TimeWarner Geronimo

    For the SAKE of Katherine Zeta Jones, she better make it perfectly CLEAR that Mike better NOT be referring to his THROAT CANCER as being from ORAL SEX. When he said that, he was DEGRADING her and ALL of the other women that he dated. He is a RICH PIG actually, and thinks everything he does is NEAT… NOPE not this time. I hope she can maintain a healthy lifestyle now, and get her bipolar condition under control… Good Luck Kate.

  • Thaddeus Buttmunch MD

    I thought I could never fall in love with a Bipolar until I first saw HER. Many of my patients (not a Shrink/) are Bipolar in community clinic

  • John

    Um…HE is saying this…and HE is saying that.

    SHE is saying nothing. Sounds like an old man who is close to dying who WANTS things go be okay…and maybe she doesn’t feel that way.

    When SHE makes a statement, I’ll believe it.

  • Anne Boyle

    In my opinion, Michael Douglas is just gross, old, and obscene. She is so lovely. When she married him, I was like WTF? No wonder they are saying she has mental disorders. Was a bad call to marry someone like him in the first place. Time to find someone nice looking and not the age of her father!