Michael Douglas Opens Up About Son’s Drug Issues And Being A Dad

    July 1, 2014
    Val Powell
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Last week, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and their kids Dylan, 13 and Cary, 11 went on a trip to Jerusalem to celebrate their son’s bar mitzvah.

The trip to Jerusalem was a more serene celebration than Dylan’s bar mitzvah party in New York just last month where Douglas injured himself. “I got carried away at my son’s bar mitzvah this weekend. You know they put you up in the chairs over the top – I think something happened there,” he said.

Now, the couple is enjoying some quality time together in Rome. After splitting last year, the couple is now working on their relationship, and it seems that everything is now back on track.

In an interview, Douglas said that marriage is a union that requires constant nurturing. “You cannot take marriage for granted at all,” he said. The 69-year-old actor also shared his views on spending time with his spouse saying, “Like a lovely orchid, or anything else that’s nurtured, marriage prospers and grows, but if it’s ignored, it withers,” he said.

Concerning his children, Douglas said that he approaches parenting differently now. He said that being an older dad has benefits. “In the early stages of one’s life, ambition rules. Having children takes a lot of time to do properly, and I think sometimes people spread themselves too thin.”

Aside from his two children with Zeta-Jones, Douglas also talked about his older son with ex-wife Diandra Luker. His 35-year-old son Cameron Douglas is now in prison for possession and dealing of drugs. Douglas warned other parents that drug-related problems should be dealt with early on.

He said that if parents suspect that their kids need help, it is best to “take action immediately.” Regarding drug issues, Douglas said that parents should do whatever they can before their kids turn 18. “Whatever it takes. Don’t hesitate,” he said.

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  • debbi

    Michael needs to swim with dolphins or start a major health food regime because he needs to get on track with living the good life – his pops at 97 is doing better and he had a major stroke. I love Kirk Douglas – Michael has been a pretty lucky guy – beautiful kids – and a wife that could be his daughter – has stuck with him through the years and given him two wonderful kids – I hope he appreciates all he has.

    • Chuck

      You got that right. He’s aged too hard and doesn’t look good. His wife looks like she is full of Botox and has maxed out on plastic surgery.

      • debbi

        That Botox stuff is scary business – I have always thought KZ was a beauty – especially in the one with Antonio Bandares. I think some of her swelled look comes from the anti depressants she has to take to deal with the old man – I think he even blamed her for his cancer deal since he found out that oral on his wife ….(of course did not cause his throat cancer) but in his feeble mind had to put blame on someone – so why not pick the lady who he is probably so jealous of her 25 years youth…I mean he needs to seriously do a complete new look – I don’t think he’ll be acting any anything soon.

  • Dig

    People should live and let live. They have been through a lotta life between the two of them. I think it’s great that they r trying to deal with it together. BP, Cancer and Drug addiction..whata combination. All the $ can’t take away all that pain. I think they will come out stronger! Mazel Tov on Dylan’s Bar Mitzvah.