Hollywood’s rock-solid couple Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas have denied rumours they're getting a divorce.
The A-listers, who have been married for 12 years, have rejected claims they are secretly in the midst of a “hush hush trial separation” and that Michael is even moving out of the family home after caving into the pressures being put on their marriage.
US magazine The National Enquirer claimed that their union had “buckled under the pressure of dealing with Michael’s cancer battle, his son Cameron’s prison term on drugs charges and Catherine’s struggle with bipolar II disorder." But both of their spokespersons have slammed the claims, saying that the reports are “absolutely untrue.”
A family insider said that they are determined to make the marriage work, but struggling to cope with the neverending drama surrounding their lives of late. “It’s because of Dylan and Carys that Michael and Catherine aren’t giving up on each other," the source said. "Only time will tell if they can make things work.”
The Oscar winning pair have two children together, Dylan, 12 and Carys, 9, might seem to live a charmed life, but have endured a series of trials and tribulations in recent years. Michael, 68, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010 before being declared cancer free last year. Meanwhile, his oldest son Cameron from his first marriage, is currently serving 10 years for drug offences and is regularly in the headlines for his behaviour.
And Chicago star Catherine, 43, has been extremely vocal about her battle with bipolar disorder, even checking into a mental health facility briefly last year in order to help her cope better with her illness. One thing is for certain, though, Catherine isn’t exactly open to the possibility of divorce. “I find divorces repulsive," she said. "I will never get divorced. Never."
Her attitude is certainly a refreshing one in Hollywood terms, and this is one story where we genuinely hope there is smoke without fire.