The marriage hasn’t exactly been blissful lately. There’s been Zeta-Jones's battle with bi-polar disorder (the actress revealed her illness in 2011), Douglas's bout with throat cancer in 2010, and his 34-year-old son Cameron Douglas’s nearly 10-year imprisonment for selling methamphetamine and cocaine. Throw in the showbiz couple’s absence at red carpet events and their separate vacations, and news of a split doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
However, neither Douglas nor Zeta-Jones has filed for divorce or even made motions toward a legal separation, according to People. "Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage. There will be no further comment," Zeta-Jones's publicist told multiple media outlets via a statement on Read More »from Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones: Should Couples Take a Marriage Break?