Michael Douglas Was Married To His First Wife For 23 Years Until One Realization Led To Divorce

February 8, 2019

Michael Douglas, the famous American actor and producer, was married to his first wife Diandra Luker for 23 years, from 1977 till 1995, and their divorce ended with a $45 million settlement.

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Just several weeks before Michael Douglas found about his shocking disease – the throat cancer, there was a petition filed for a share of profits from his movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Reason for a divorce

Michael and Diandra were officially a husband and a wife for quite a long time and seemed to look happy. But what happened after that, why the couple decided to separate after living so years together?

During one of the interviews, Michael revealed he was too absent from his first marriage.

I was too absent from my first marriage. Second time round, I’m so much more hands-on.

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In another interview, the legendary actor opened up that his biggest regret is that he didn’t divorce Diandra earlier. Michael said it took him too long to understand that they were not meant for each other and that their marriage was still continuing only because they were attending the marriage counselor.

I know I’m going to get into trouble here. 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.

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Who is Diandra?

Now, Diandra is a rather successful American movie producer, but she gained popularity mostly because of the scandalous divorce from her ex-husband. She produces movies and TV series, including Frederic Remington: The of Other Dogs.

Even though Michael Douglas’ marriage with Diandra Lucker didn’t work out, he is very happy now with his devoted wife Catherine Zeta-Jones

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