During this time Michael himself, was not only rumoured to be having problems with alcohol abuse, but was also allegedly being unfaithful to his then wife, Diandra.
Allegedly, she found him sleeping with her best friend, Ellen Mirojnick, a fashion consultant.
Since, then both seem to have been working out through their issues and in November, there were reports that they were once again living together and were apparently reconciled.
Whether it was this public airing of intimate issues or not, but, soon Catherine moved out of their New York apartment.
Their spokespersons only gave out a guarded statement stating that the Hollywood couple was taking some time off to evaluate and work on their marriage.
In 2000, Michael Douglas, now a much older man at 56 years, married the almost 25 years younger Welsh beauty Catherine Zeta-Jones, an A-level Hollywood actress in her own right.
The couple has two children, son Dylan Michael and daughter Carys Zeta.
In fact, Michael has recently admitted that they should have broken up sooner.
It was in 1995 that Diandra filed for divorce and was given a hefty million as alimony along with some prime property.Michael Douglas’ first serious relationship can be said to have been the husky voiced American actress of Italian origin, Brenda Vaccaro.They lived together for nearly six years from 1971 onwards before calling it a day.They split because she wanted to have a family and he didn’t.The still single John carries a torch for her till this day.Catherine then moved on to actor Angus Mc Fadyen, 34, but their two-year relationship ended soon after their engagement.