And another one bites the dust. Let’s bid farewell to the union of Michael Douglas and Catherine-Zeta Jones.
E! News has just caught wind of the split up of this power couple after 13 years of marriage. The two have been living separate lives for a while, which makes it all the more possible.
A representative for Zeta-Jones says, “Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.”
As memory serves it, the thespians exchanged their vows back in 2000 through a fairy tale wedding at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. Naturally, Hollywood and its enthusiasts — the paparazzi — were all on it.
However, the hardships they encountered during the past few years might have aggravated the situation.
Zeta-Jones has been struggling with a bipolar disorder since 2011 (she sought treatment twice, and just this April), while Douglas has fought with throat cancer in 2010, where he luckily survived.
“The stress has taken a toll on their marriage,” a friend tells People.
It didn’t help that Michael revealed the origins of his cancer: from HPV he got during oral sex, which prompted them to be separate for a while.
Although, time’s not yet up for the two.
“They want the best for their kids, no matter what happens,” another source shares.