The Love Story of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones Began Unusually. The Actor Brought the Sweetheart to Live With His Ex-Wife
The couple of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones is one of the strongest in Hollywood. They have been happily together for 24 years and have raised two sons. It appears as though their entire tale has been plucked from a stunning film. However, there is a spicy detail of this couple’s relationship. For some time Michael lived with Catherine at his ex-wife’s place. How did that happen? Let’s find out.
Michael Douglas’ first marriage
Michael met Diandra when he was 32 and she was a 19-year-old university student. They got married only 6 weeks after starting dating and were married for 22 years. Eventually, they got divorced in 2000. The ex-couple didn’t feel the need to comment on their decision. The reason for their sudden breakup remains unknown.
Reflecting on his first marriage, the actor said, "I know I’m going to get into trouble here. I have nothing against her and in fact I’m very fond of my first wife. But we should have ended that marriage eight or 10 years earlier.
Michael and Diandra had one of the largest divorce settlements in Hollywood. Diandra was entitled to $45 million and 2 of their estates in Santa Barbara and California. 11 years later she demanded 50% of his payment for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which was shot in 2010.
Because Diandra and Michael were married during the creation and publication of the first movie, she asserted that she should be given payment for the earnings produced by the sequel that followed. The court, however, dismissed her second lawsuit. Diandra says she’s not a “greedy” person. She also confessed that she often asks herself if she should “walk away”.
New love and old real estate
According to their divorce agreement, they had to share their 250-acre villa. So he and Diandra spent 6 months of the year in their Majorca home. This house may seem like a tidbit to many. It has 10 bedrooms, covers 11,000 square feet and has direct access to the sea.
His new wife Catherine also agreed to live there. Later Michael bought out his ex’s share of the S’Estaca estate. Finally, the couple could have the villa for their exclusive use.
Michael said he felt awkward sharing the house with his ex-wife. He stated that nobody had a good time during the six-month period. Although he doesn’t want to leave Majorca, he intends to bequeath the island to his descendants.
Comfortable solution for everyone
Ever since Michael purchased his ex-partner’s portion of the estate, both he and Catherine have felt a great deal more at ease. The property is now entirely theirs, and Michael’s family has complete ownership of the house.
Catherine is content living there, and Michael is pleased to report that hisdaughter has a fluent understanding of the Spanish language. In addition to this, Catherine is also comfortable speaking Spanish and has an understanding of both French and Welsh.
Such a solution to the problem was to the liking of all the wives of the actor: both current and former. In one of the interviews Diandra said this about Douglas: “I loved Michael very much when I married him. And I don’t think love ever really disappears. It might metamorphose, but I certainly don’t think that hate is the right recipe. I’m really happy that he is madly in love and has two lovely children.”
Unfortunately, there is no recipe for the perfect break-up. Some exes leave scars on each other’s hearts. But there are also those who manage to form strong friendships after a split. Despite the fact that they already have partners, exes still admire each other and think of themselves as family.