Michael Douglas Admits Mistakes, Possibly Taking Wife Catherine Zeta-Jones For Granted
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones appear to have reconciled since their 2013 estrangement, for which Douglas seems to be taking the blame.
Michael Douglas Admits Mistakes
Douglas, 69, appeared at the 42nd Annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala – which was honoring Jane Fonda – in Los Angeles with Zeta-Jones. Walking the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater, Douglas was asked about how the two managed to come back to one another after the separation.
“First you have to admit that you made a mistake, then dealing with it is easy,” Douglas said, according to The Sun. “Of course it’s important to make mistakes, as long as you grow from them.”
“When you are younger you care what other people think and you take the person closest to you for granted,” he added. “You waste a lot of energy on strangers to make a good impression. When you’re older you focus that energy on the people closest to you, on your family. And you’re courteous.”
Douglas and Zeta-Jones seemed to be preparing to put an end to their marriage of 14 years last August. The news came following Douglas’ claim that his tongue cancer was caused after contracting the human papillomavirus via oral sex, which he later took back. It was also revealed around that time that Zeta-Jones' stint in rehab to deal with her bipolar disorder also put a strain on their union.
Zeta-Jones has not publically commented on the split or the speculation about the cause of her husband’s cancer.
As far as their careers are concerned, both Douglas and Zeta-Jones have promising projects ahead of them. Douglas will be appearing in And So It Goes with Diane Keaton and The Reach with Jeremy Irvine this year, and could also be joining the Ant-Man cast. Zeta-Jones is rumored to have landed a role in the forthcoming Antonio Vivaldi biopic.