Catherine Zeta-Jones is still struggling with bipolar disorder, but she and Hollywood actor Michael Douglas are working toward a reconciliation. The couple have been married for 13 years and are the parents of two children.
They have been living apart for several months after their marriage underwent the strain of Douglas’ battle with throat cancer and his wife’s treatment. Douglas thanked his wife in his Emmy Award acceptance speech in Los Angeles last month, even though she did not attend the event with him.
“We’re working things out, talking, and we’ll see how she goes,” Douglas told People.com before the ceremony.
Douglas, 68, won the Emmy for his portrayal of entertainer Liberace in the TV movie “Behind the Candelabra.”
Zeta-Jones recently made her first public appearance since news broke of her separation from Douglas.
The brunette beauty walked the red carpet in China’s Shandong province at a star-studded event to announce the launch of a new $5 billion film studio and plans for an annual Chinese film festival hosted by AMC Entertainment.
Even so, it’s hard to imagine that her thoughts didn’t drift to her marriage woes.
“Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage,” Zeta-Jones’ publicist Cece Yorke said in a statement.