Since their split in August,Michael Douglas has remained hopeful and positive about the possibility of reuniting with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. It looks like his optimism may have paid off. This past week, the couple has reportedly been seen together a lot.On December 22,they were photographed with their children Dylan,13, and Carys,10. The family had a New York outing, they went to lunch at an eatery in Manhattan, the Motown musical and they saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
This isn’t the first time that the pair has been seen together since their split. They were together on November 18, which was their 13 year marriage anniversary. They used the day to tour a private school in Westchester County, where they are considering sending Dylan. Douglas has also been seen several mornings at Zeta-Jones’s’s place to have family time with their children.
This was a rough year for the couple. Besides separating, Zeta-Jones was treated for her bipolar disorder in April. Then Douglas caused controversy by telling the Guardian newspaper that his throat cancer was related to HPV. He claimed it came from oral sex. He later issued a statement clarifying that his wife doesn’t have the STD nor was she the cause of his throat cancer. It was also later revealed that he didn’t even have throat cancer, but tongue cancer. To add more stress to Douglas and Zeta-Jones’s rocky year, Douglas’s son Cameron’s drug problems and prison sentence caused more of a strain on their relationship.
Nevertheless, things really started to turn around for the pair when Douglas mentioned Zeta-Jones in his acceptance speech, after he won an Emmy for his portrayal of Liberace in Behind the Candelabra. Their possible reconciliation isn’t a complete surprise, because, in several interviews,Douglas has mentioned he hoped things would work out soon for the couple.
The pair seems to be putting the needs of their children above anything else, that’s refreshing to see in a Hollywood couple.
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