Diandra Douglas, who was married to the 69-year-old actor for 23 years, got just a little bit aggressive about Zeta-Jones in an interview with the El Mundo, as reported by MailOnline.
The attack began with a question from the publication asking about rumors that Zeta-Jones was trying to purchase half her villa in Majorca, Spain.
"It's not true. Sometimes people say things without the slightest proof," she said. "Why would someone who doesn't speak Spanish or the local Majorcan language or knows nothing about this culture want a house here? She doesn't even come here much."
When the publication asked her why the Hollywood couple was more visible in Majorca than she, Diandra retorted, "That's because I don't believe in showing off."
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She went on to say she would never dream of selling her life like Zeta-Jones, referring to the couple's decision to sell their wedding photos in 2000.
"I've never sold photos or kept money from anything and I've always given everything away to charity," she said. "I'm proud to be able to say that I've never turned my private life into show business. Too much public exposure affects children."
Douglas and Diandra divorced in 2000, not long before Douglas married Zeta-Jones that same year. Last year, he conceded they should have split much, much sooner.
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"I know I’m going to get into trouble here," he said. "I have nothing against her, and in fact, I’m very fond of my first wife. But we should have ended that marriage eight or 10 years earlier.
"It took me too long to realise that if you go to a marriage counsellor to resolve problems, it’s in his interest to keep the marriage going.
"Because if I end the marriage he’s got no business. I think Diandra would probably say the same thing. That’s the only clear regret that I have."
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