When the relationship between Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones had just begun, no one believed that they would last more than a year together. However, now, 17 years have passed, and they are still married. During this time, their couple suffered a lot of difficult tests, and here are the hardest of them.
In 2009, Cameron, the son of Michael Douglas from a marriage with Diandra Luker, went to prison for possession and distribution of drugs - where he served seven years. While Cameron’s case was investigated, Catherine made every effort to influence the process and reduce the prison sentence of the guy.
And when at the age of 66, Michael Douglas was diagnosed with a throat cancer of the fourth stage, Kathryn turned into a nurse for her husband. After she broke all contacts and refused to work, she only was with him, supported him and looked after him.
However, helping Douglas get out of the disease, Catherine did not know yet what awaited her soon. And the hard truth about the reason for her husband's throat cancer was waiting for her.
It turned out that he had a terrible diagnosis because of oral sex - this is the way the human papillomavirus is transmitted, which provokes oncology. The biggest blow to Catherine was the fact that this virus Douglas picked up before they married, which means that her health was also at risk.
The experienced stress of the actress activated the light form of manic-depressive psychosis - a bipolar disorder of the second type. However, Douglas failed to show concern and support the sick spouse the way she did, and temporarily withdrew from their relationship.
However, in time the crisis passed, and they regained their relationship.
However, this did not stop the rumors about Douglas's betrayals continually appearing in the media: for example, during the filming of the movie "Ant-Man", everyone was gossiping about the fact that the actor was carried away by Evangeline Lilly, the star of the series "Lost".
In other words, Katherine and Michael have experienced
many tests during their life together. However, it did not break either them or
their relationship. They managed to save the marriage, which was crowned with
remarkable fruits in the form of their son Dylan and daughter Caris.