The past few years have not been kind to Hollywood A-list star Zeta-Jones. To start with, she had to deal with her hubby’s – Michael Douglas – stage IV tongue cancer in 2010. Luckily, Douglas survived after undergoing treatment. In 2011, she had to spend time in rehab receiving treatment for bipolar II disorder. However, the year 2013 proved to be a bad one for Catherine and Michael Douglas. In April 2013, she had to check again into a specialist health unit to get treatment for her bipolar II disorder. Come June the same year and her hubby made comments saying that he contracted the HPV virus — that could have caused his throat cancer — through oral sex. Watch the video below to find out more.
Although Douglas backtracked on his comments, they must have embarrassed Catherine immensely. As if this was not enough heartbreak for one year, Douglas and Jones announced they were splitting after 13 years of marriage on 28 August 2013. Before confirming their separation, there had been rumors that they were largely leading separate lives and living in separate houses. At the time, it seemed like the end of the Hollywood power couple’s marriage.
However, 2014 seems to be a different year for both Douglas and Catherine. To start with, the estranged couple and their two children, son Dylan and daughter Carys, kicked off 2014 with a trip to the picturesque resort town of Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, where they indulged in skiing. Apparently, they had spent Christmas together at their home in Bedford, New York before jetting off to Canada. The A-list family even posted photos of themselves skiing on Facebook adding credence to rumors that Douglas and Jones where working to resolve their issues and save their marriage.
Just the other day, on Sunday, Michael and Jones took their kids to watch the Super Bowl. Photographs showed the couple in a jovial mood as they sang the American national anthem and then enjoyed proceedings on the pitch. It is also important to note that neither Jones nor Douglas have ditched their wedding rings. In fact, the couple showed up for a family lunch with their kids in December 2013 wearing their wedding rings. The same day, the A-list family attended a Broadway musical and took time to see The Hobbit.
The clearest sign that the superstar couple wanted to give their marriage another shot emerged late last year. While appearing on the Jay Leno show, Michael said his relationship with the glamorous Welsh actress “should hopefully be on the up and up“. Take a look at the clip below.
By December 2013, reports surfaced that Michael was dutifully making his way to Jones’s luxury penthouse overlooking Central Park every day in the morning to cook pancakes for the Welsh beauty and their children. He would also return in the evening to watch TV with the kids before they went to bed. Michael would then leave to spend the night at his Manhattan bachelor pad.
The icing on the cake for Zeta-Jones must have been Douglas’s confession that he still loved her while delivering his Golden Globes acceptance speech. He paid tribute to his estranged wife and reaffirmed his love to her. He also paid tribute to their children Carys and Cameron. This confirms what he had said back in August 2013 when he announced their breakup. At the time, he said, “people take a little bit of break, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the end.”
Catherine Zeta-Jones must be hoping that recent events will lead to a reunion and possibly a happy marriage with partner of 14 years Michael Douglas. Maybe, their marriage will remain to be one of Hollywood’s best.