The Secrets of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas’ Enduring Love


“Michael was there promoting A Perfect Murder, and he asked to meet me,”She recalled the New YorkerApril “I remember I walked through the door of the hotel when I arrived, and he walked right past me with his golf bag on his shoulder. I went, ‘OK, guess he really wants to meet me, he just walked right past me.’ He knew Antonio [Banderas, her Zorro co-star] and Melanie [Griffith, Banderas’ wife at the time] for many years, and he joined us all for drinks and dinner. That night we found out we have the same birthday.”

And, famously, Douglas told Zeta-Jones—who was born on Sept. 25 just as he was, only 25 years later—right then and there that he was going to be the father of her children.

“And I went, ‘All right. I’ve read a lot about you. I’ve seen a lot about you. I heard a lot about you. Good night,'”She went on: “And I went to bed and got up at 5 a.m. I went to London, changed planes, went to Aberdeen, got on a ferry across to the Isle of Mull. And there was a big bouquet of flowers saying ‘I’m sorry if I scared you. Love, Michael Douglas.’ He always says whoever was the florist who got those flowers to the Isle of Mull saved his life. I will say if somebody says they’re going to father your children when you’ve just met them, it is a little scary. Unfortunately he was right, again.”

In fact, Zeta-Jones Telled ET She stated that 2016 was her best year, even though she couldn’t pinpoint her favourite career moment. “giving birth to two of my kids, and him being the first one to hold them was pretty amazing.”