He swept Catherine Zeta-Jones off her feet 14 years ago, but now that he’s beaten cancer, Michael Douglas is finally ready to end their troubled marriage.
One of Hollywood’s most enduring – if tragic – love stories has all but ended. That’s the claim from US magazine Star, which reports that iconic actor Michael Douglas is preparing to announce he’s divorcing Catherine Zeta-Jones after 13 years of marriage.
Rumours of relationship trouble have been dogging the couple for years, but it was Catherine’s strangely solo New York red-carpet appearance on July 16, to promote her new movie Red 2, that prompted the magazine to investigate why Michael, who was filming just 50km away in Greenwich, didn’t make the short trip to support his wife.
“Michael and Catherine’s marriage is effectively over. Michael is going to announce the split soon,” an insider close to the couple confirms to Star. “Catherine is fighting to save the marriage but he’s had it. He’s been through so much in recent years [surviving stage four throat cancer] and feels that life is far too short for her wild rages, temper tantrums, mood swings and demanding ways....”
Read more about Caterine and Michael's divorce in this week's issue of Woman’s Day, on sale Monday, August 5 2013.