Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones separate after 13 years of marriage
Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are separating after nearly 13 years of marriage.
"Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," a rep for Zeta-Jones confirmed Wednesday, adding: "There will be no further comment."
According to People magazine, which first reported the separation, the pair has not been photographed together since the end of April, when they attended the Chaplin Award Gala at Lincoln Center.
The past three stressed-filled years have taken a toll on the couple's marriage, prompting the actors' decision to take a "break," according to People. Those ups and downs included Douglas' battle with throat cancer and Zeta-Jones' struggle with bipolar disorder. Douglas' 34-year-old son from another marriage, Cameron Douglas, is also serving a prison sentence on drug charges.
The 68-year-old "Wall Street" actor and 43-year-old "Chicago" actress have not taken steps toward a legal separation or a divorce, according to People.
The pair shares two children together: a 13-year-old son, Dylan, and a 10-year-old daughter, Carys, who will remain a priority in their lives.
"They want the best for their kids, no matter what happens," a source told People.
The two married at The Plaza in 2000. Douglas was previously married to Diandra Luker, whom he split from in 1995.