Catherine Zeta-Jones is opening up about the secret behind her 20-year marriage to Michael Douglas. In a new interview with him WSJ. Magazine for them My monday morning series, Zeta-Jones says the couple “never, never lost our sense of humor.”
“First of all, we have a lot of fun together. My husband is 25 years older than me; that’s not a secret. With any relationship, it wouldn’t be normal if there were no ups and downs. The constant is love and respect. We have never, never lost our love. sense of humor, and we enjoy each other’s company, “reveals the Oscar-winning actress.
Zeta-Jones adds that their flexible acting schedules have allowed them to spend more time together.
“… Unlike many couples, we’ve never had a 9 to 5 job where it’s constant. We’re either on or off. I really work 16 hours a day, or I’m No. He’s doing the same thing, or he’s not So we’ve had a long time in our relationship where it’s been just us, “he explains. “We lived on the island of Bermuda for 12 years raising our children. We respect the space of others and our humor is long-lasting.”
The couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in November. Douglas shared a story on Instagram about the first time he met his wife in 1998.
“I’m at a Hollywood screening at someone’s house and they’re showing Fox. And I’m watching this movie and I’m like, ‘Wow, who is this girl? She’s amazing, ‘”the two-time Oscar winner recalled in an audio recording he posted alongside a photo from his 2000 wedding.
“A month later, I’m at the Deauville Film Festival … and I see on the program, the next day at the festival, they’re going to have Fox “said Douglas, explaining that he then asked his assistant to find out if Zeta-Jones planned to attend and if he would like to have a drink with him.
“So they answered me and said, ‘Yes, Ms. Zeta-Jones is going to be here, she’s only going to be here one night. She’s in the middle of filming this movie. Entrapment with Sean Connery, but I’d love to see you and have a drink, ‘”he explained.
“So the next day she arrives, along with Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, and I have a drink with her. It was everything I expected!” he continued. “Then he invited me to dinner with his company and I thought, ‘This looks good.’
After dinner, Zeta-Jones had to rush out to a press conference to see her movie, and Douglas said that if she was interested, he would be at the bar if she wanted a drink after the screening.
“Sure enough, I must have been hitting a thousand because after the movie, I’m sitting at the bar, and like Lawrence of Arabia, this mirage comes through the lobby, “said Douglas.” I’m thinking, ‘Oh my God!’ We sat down and grabbed a nightcap. “
While things seemed to be going very well, Douglas admitted that he used a pickup line that nearly derailed their future relationship.
“I probably made a big mistake, but I looked at her and said, ‘I’m going to be the father of your children.’ And she looked at me and said, “I’ve heard a lot about you. I guess it’s true. Good night.” And she left, “he remembered.” Then she left [the festival] Early the next morning. “
“I thought I had totally screwed it up, but I’m happy to say that [later] made contact, and the rest is history, “concluded Douglas, who went on to welcome two children with Zeta-Jones: 20-year-old son Dylan and 17-year-old daughter Carys.