Michael Douglas has spoken out about his separation from wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, insisting that he and his wife 'are fine'
The actor, who is currently promoting his Liberace film, Behind the Candelabra, told reporters in Berlin:
‘I have a crisis at home? No, I think the press has a crisis. We, we are fine. My wife and I are, are fine,’ Michael insisted when asked about his marital troubles.
‘We take a temporary separation, but the press… it gives you stuff to write about.’
After rumours of a separation surfaced last week, Catherine’s publicist issued a statement that the couple, who have been married for 13 years, are ‘taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.’
The couple, who have two children together, were last photographed together in April and have been taking separate holidays.
An article in last week’s People magazine stated that the issues the couple have faced over the years, from Douglas’ throat cancer to CZJ’s bipolar disorder, played a role in their separation.
‘The stress has taken a toll on their marriage,’ a friend told the publication.
However, those close to the couple are optimistic the two will work things out, with a friend telling People:
‘They want the best for their kids, no matter what happens.’