Michael Douglas Spills The Embarrassing Thing He Said To Catherine Zeta-Jones When He First Saw Her

Date December 5, 2018

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are one of the most extraordinary Hollywood couples. This year, they celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary.


18 years.💕

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Despite their 25-year age difference, the actors knew they were right for each other from the beginning. Zeta-Jones told People:

I knew this was something special.

So, how did their journey together start?


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Douglas' revelation

Douglas saw Zeta-Jones in The Mask of Zorro (1998) and was fascinated by her acting. That same year, 1998, they met in person at the Deauville Film Festival in France. Their mutual friend, Danny DeVito, introduced them, and that’s how the story began.


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However, their first encounter was not as romantic as you may think, Douglas revealed in his latest interview on Good Morning America.

He said:

I thought I lost it on the first night that I met her.

Well, we had a great conversation, we found that we had the same birthday, the same day.

And then, I turn to Catherine and I say: “I want to be the father of your children”

And she said: “You know, I’ve heard a lot about you. I’ve read a lot about you, and I guess it’s all true. Good night!”


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We all know how that turned out; that awkward line didn’t ruin the actress’ impression of Douglas. She took it with humor, and his words eventually came true. The couple has two wonderful children – son Dylan, aged 18, and daughter Carys, aged 15.


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What kind of parents are they?

Douglas and Zeta-Jones haven’t been too strict with their kids, but they have been protective.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Zeta-Jones said Carys and Dylan have been

removed from the crazy world of Hollywood or even the crazy world of Manhattan.


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The actress added:

We've kind of shielded them away, but they're incredibly mature for their tender years. They get it, and that's just a thing [where] I think that I just got lucky.

Carys and Dylan are yet to decide what they want to do professionally. But if the kids want to follow in their parents’ footsteps, they won’t discourage them, Zeta-Jones said.


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Aren’t the Douglases a wonderful family?

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