MICHAEL Douglas says he is "working things out" with Catherine Zeta Jones as he keeps his wedding band on.
The actor recently confirmed the couple, who have been married for 13 years, are on a break.
However, Michael insists divorce isn't on the card for him and the Chicago star, who was in Asia as her husband picked up his award.
“Catherine is great. She is doing wonderful, talked to her today [and] just got a lovely note from her. I’m very hopeful that we’re going to work things out," he told Access Hollywood at the Emmy Awards last night.
“As I said we’re just taking a break, a couple issues, sometimes you gotta do that," said Douglas who wore his wedding band to the ceremony.
While the 68-year-old's personal life may be suffering a little, his career is going from strength to strength.
The star gave a touching acceptance speech, paying tribute to his 43-year-old wife.
“I want to thank my wife Catherine for her support,” he told the audience.
Michael and Catherine have children Carys, ten, and Dylan, 13, who he mentioned during the speech.
The actor also gave a nod to his son Cameron, 35, who he has with ex-wife Diandra Luker.
Cameron is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence.
“And a shout-out to my oldest son Cameron, but hopefully I’ll be able to see him soon,” Michael added.
Numerous rumours have surfaced blaming different causes for Michael and Catherine's separation.
Michael’s confession that sexually-transmitted disease HPV may have caused his throat cancer, as well as both sides' health problems, have been viewed as possible reasons for the split.