Catherine Zeta Jones Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

30th March 2017

Quote: "I love it. And I'm still waiting for... the 'roll your eyes' teenage years... I just love the freshness and excitement... I'm just enjoying this time, learning a whole bunch of stuff I didn't know (about them)." Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones insists her kids Dylan, 16, and Carys, 13, have made parenting such a joy for herself and their father, her husband Michael Douglas.

19th November 2015

Tweet: "Happy Anniversary dearest Michael! Loving our life together, here's to the next 15!" Catherine Zeta-Jones wished husband Michael Douglas a happy 15th wedding anniversary on Wednesday (18Nov15) by posting the sweet message along with a black and white photo of the couple on Instagram. The actors, who briefly separated in 2013, have two children together, son Dylan, 15, and daughter Carys, 12.

23rd November 2014

Fact: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have sold their luxury home in Bedford, New York for $7.5 million (£4.7 million). The couple has reportedly bought a bigger house in the same area.

18th June 2014

Fact: Movie veteran Kirk Douglas celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Anne by hosting a party over the weekend (14-15Jun14), with guests including Steven Spielberg and the Hollywood legend's son Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. The stars were among 150 people who gathered at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California for the bash, which featured a performance by David Foster and a mini-roast by veteran comedian Don Rickles. Kirk and producer Anne marked their big day on 29 May (14).

26th September 2013

Fact: Michael Douglas celebrated his 69th birthday by enjoying a meal at a Los Angeles branch of Outback Steakhouse with a friend on Wednesday (25Sep13) - while his estranged wife Catherine Zeta Jones, who shares the same birthday, reportedly marked her 44th in China. The couple announced its separation last month (Aug13), after 13 years of marriage, but the veteran actor has been playing down the split, insisting they are "just taking a break".

22nd September 2013

Fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones returned to the red carpet on Saturday (21Sep13) for the first-time since announcing her separation from husband Michael Douglas. The Welsh actress attended a movie event in China to launch a new film studio.

5th September 2013

Fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones was photographed wearing her wedding ring as she stepped out in Connecticut on Wednesday (04Sep13) for the first time since announcing her separation from husband Michael Douglas last week (ends30Aug13). The Wall Street actor was also wearing his gold band during a weekend (31Aug13-01Sep13) appearance at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany, where he insisting their break-up was only "temporary" and claimed things were "fine" between the celebrity couple.

1st August 2013

Fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones is to be honoured in New York with an Ambassador for the Arts prize. The Oscar and Tony winner will collect her latest accolade at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation’s Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (04Aug13).

23rd May 2013

Fact: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has stepped out for the first time since completing her latest stint in rehab to cope with her bipolar disorder - she was photographed returning to her New York City apartment on Wednesday (22May13) after dropping her daughter Carys off at school.

29th January 2013

Quote: "Personal issues I like to remain personal, but this is a disease that effects many, many people... In America it's much more open; in Britain we have that kind of stiff upper lip, you know, 'Keep calm, carry on, get over it! What are you, nuts?'" Catherine Zeta-Jones on dealing with bipolar disorder.

23rd November 2012

Quote: "Michael's family always thanks me for bringing in reality, some fresh air. The way he grew up, well, let's just say I didn't grow up like that. I wasn't raised by nannies. My parents, they're very down-to-earth. Michael's family really gets a kick out of it." Catherine Zeta-Jones' in-laws love her simple upbringing. Her actor husband Michael Douglas is the son of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.

22nd November 2012

Quote: "My daughter asked me if we were going to have more kids. I said no. She said, 'Well, if you do, I hope it's not a girl. I don't want to share the jewellery.' Smart kid." Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones' nine-year-old kid Carys hopes to inherit all of her mum's lavish jewels.

21st November 2012

Quote: "I'm building a closet in my house now, and it's like a dream. Racks on each side, a whole boudoir. I sit in there and watch CNN. Michael (Douglas, husband) says one day I'm going to go in and never come out!" Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is excited to complete her lavish walk-in wardrobe.

21st November 2012

Quote: "I don't deny myself food. I'm no saint. I love butter and cream, but I also eat lots of grains and fruits." Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones refuses to live on a restricted diet.

20th November 2012

Quote: "I've known her since I was 20. I met her in London when I was starting out, and I had no idea who she was... One night we were joking about a guy we knew from Liverpool, and she said, 'That's so on the mark because, you know, my dad is from there.' I said, 'Your dad's from Liverpool?' I had no idea. She's totally unassuming. I was clueless." Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was unaware her designer pal Stella Mccartney was the daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

4th October 2012

Fact: The English farm where classic U.K. TV series The Darling Buds Of May was filmed has been put on the market for $2.16 million (£1.35 million). Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones got her start on the show, which was filmed at the home in Bethersden, Kent, from 1990 until 1993.

13th June 2012

Quote: "I can't vote (in America) but you'd be surprised how many people want my point of view. I say, 'Excuse me, I vote in my own country.' There really is a ridiculous amount of money wasted on campaigning (in America)... This goes on for two years, it's ridiculous... I can't wait until November when it's all over and Obama is back in." Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is baffled by the publicity surrounding the U.S. presidential race.

13th June 2012

Quote: "I know everyone wants that part, but I really want to do an original piece on Broadway or the West End, wherever, in theatre." Catherine Zeta-Jones on her dream project.

10th June 2012

Fact: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones gave birth to her son Dylan as her fellow Welsh native Tom Jones' song What's New Pussycat? played in the delivery room.

13th March 2012

Fact: Celebrity couples Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan were among the star-studded audience that caught the first show of Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball tour at the Apollo Theater in New York on Friday night (09Mar12).

22nd September 2011

Quote: "She created a comfortable and good environment for me. You've always got to remember to put in effort. Sometimes you expend more effort being nice to strangers than you do with the person closest to you. I'm feeling very good. I feel stronger. And there's a definite 'smell the roses' quality to my life now." Michael Douglas credits his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones with helping him through his throat cancer battle. The veteran actor announced that he had beaten the disease in January (11).

18th September 2011

Quote: "We play together a lot. That was the big closer when we met. First, I find out we have the same birthday. Then, I ask her if she likes golf, and she says, 'I love golf.' I got misty-eyed." Michael Douglas fell for Catherine Zeta-Jones because of her love of golf.

14th June 2011

Fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones chose Sunday's (12Jun11) Tony Awards to make her first official public appearance since undergoing treatment at a mental health facility in April (11). The actress, who sought medical help for bipolar disorder and depression, dazzled in a sparkling red dress as she took the stage at New York's The Beacon Theatre to present two honours at the ceremony, which celebrated the best of Broadway.

13th June 2011

Quote: "She's doing great and doing a great job." Wall Street star Michael Douglas insists his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is well, following her stay in a clinic for depression in April (11).

10th June 2011

Quote: "She's great! She's down in Miami doing Rock of Ages, the musical. So she's doing great. She's doing a great job." Michael Douglas reveals his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is coping well with her return to work after a rehab stint to treat her bipolar disorder.

30th November 2010

Quote: "Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed." Michael Douglas has grown closer to his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones since battling throat cancer.

7th October 2010

Fact: Hollywood couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have expanded their property portfolio with the purchase of a $5.25 million (£3.5 million) home in Bedford, New York. The Westchester County mansion boasts a pond, a pool and a three-car garage, reports the New York Post.

3rd October 2010

Quote: "We'll go briefly and see all the 'rellies'... then the kids stay on and we get a chance to take off. It's one of those rare times - the kids are safe, our nanny gets a chance for a holiday - real Welsh normality!" Michael Douglas loves taking his two young children to see Catherine Zeta-Jones' family in Wales over the summer - as it gives the couple time for a relaxing break.

2nd August 2010

Quote: "I'm lucky. But that's not to say I don't get down on myself. I try and stay positive, being negative isn't good for my personality. I don't just bring myself down, I bring everyone around me down. It's like a dark cloud, 'Uh oh, here we go', and I have to snap out of it." Catherine Zeta-Jones tries to remain positive at all times.

21st July 2010

Quote: "It isn't bad for 'the couple who were never going to last', right?" Michael Douglas on his upcoming tenth wedding anniversary to Catherine Zeta-Jones.

14th June 2010

Quote: "That man there is a movie star, and I get to sleep with him every night." Catherine Zeta-Jones thanks her husband Michael Douglas as she accepted her Best Actress in a Musical Tony Award in New York on Sunday night (13Jun10).

24th May 2010

Quote: "Those pictures were hot... They were just awesome pictures. She doesn't make it a regular thing - it's been at least 10 years (of marriage) - so I was very proud." Michael Douglas was delighted to see his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones bare all for a nude photoshoot to mark her 40th birthday.

17th May 2010

Quote: "I think Michael was terrified I would come in and change the decor. But I said, 'Keep everything the same, just change the photographs.'" Catherine Zeta-Jones had no problems moving into the New York City home which her husband Michael Douglas once shared with his first wife, Diandra.

14th May 2010

Quote: "Her father is about two years younger than I am, so I really like to call him 'Pops'." Michael Douglas on his relationship with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones' father.

26th April 2010

Quote: "I don't know if I'd ever been so inebriated on a first date." Michael Douglas was so nervous about his first date with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, he had to get drunk.

26th April 2010

Fact: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones hosted a birthday party for their daughter Carys in New York on Sunday (25Apr10). To celebrate the youngster turning seven on 20 April (10) they hosted a bash at Manhattan's LQ Nightclub for 30 youngsters.

18th March 2010

Quote: "I've been lucky to work with Antonio Banderas, with Brad Pitt, with George Clooney - and I get to sleep with Michael Douglas every night! He's not jealous, never, I'm like, 'I'm going to be kissing George Clooney today,' and he's like, 'OK, have a nice time baby, have a good day.'" Catherine Zeta-Jones on balancing her work life with her marriage to MICHAEL DOUGLAS.

18th March 2010

Quote: "They're just cool guys. I was brought up with five brothers so as girlie as I was, you just have to go with the guys sometimes. But the worst thing is when you're really tired and you think of the solace of a make-up room. Sitting next to Brad Pitt and George Clooney when you look like you-know-what, it's not nice at six in the morning. I don't think any woman should have to do it." Catherine Zeta-Jones on sharing a make-up room with her OCEAN'S TWELVE co-stars.

1st February 2010

Quote: "When I was one it would have been a big difference but not now!" Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40, laughs off the 25-year age gap between her and husband Michael Douglas, 65.

23rd January 2010

Quote: “At least in your head, your fire burns as brightly. Let’s not kid ourselves. But God bless her that she likes older guys. And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years - Viagra, Cialis - that can make us all feel younger.” Michael Douglas, 65, tries to keep up with wife Catherine Zeta Jones, who is 25 years his junior.

14th September 2009

Fact: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are planning a big family celebration to mark their milestone birthdays later this month (Sep09) - the actress turns 40 on the same day Douglas turns 56 (25Sep09). He says, "We've got the family coming in from Wales; it should be fun."

19th February 2009

Quote: "I have no movies that I've done that I can show them, so they know mommy is famous and daddy makes pancakes." Michael Douglas explains how his young kids with actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones perceive their famous folks.

6th January 2009

Fact: Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is searching for a star to play Roman general Marc Antony in his new CLEOPATRA musical - after Hugh Jackman quit because of scheduling problems. Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Cleopatra in the 3-D live action film.

31st December 2008

Quote: "Our version (of the Cleopatra story) will be like an Elvis musical in 3D. It's a total rock 'n' roll, 1966 aesthetic - like Viva Las Vegas meets Tommy." Director Steven Soderbergh plans to channel rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley for his $30 million (GBP20.5 million) new 3D musical CLEO, featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones as the Egyptian queen and Hugh Jackman as her lover, Marc Anthony.

24th October 2008

Fact: Heidi Klum, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry and Katie Holmes have made the list of Hot Hollywood Mums in U.S. magazine In Touch Weekly. Jenny McCarthy and Catherine Zeta-Jones also make the grade.

25th September 2008

Fact: Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones spent their shared birthday together in New York on Thursday (25Sep08). Douglas turned 64 and Zeta-Jones turned 39.

17th July 2008

Quote: "I hate Los Angeles with a passion. I felt that way even when I was single and knocking on doors trying to get a job. We go there, work hard, have our meetings and then get the hell out again. I don't know how people live there, especially with kids." Catherine Zeta-Jones on her hatred for Tinseltown.

5th May 2008

Quote: "I haven't actually reached my sexiest point yet." Catherine Zeta-Jones insists she has yet to peak at 38.

26th March 2008

Fact: Veteran singer DAME Shirley Bassey has joined Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones in becoming a patron of a Welsh children's charity. The star has pledged her support to the Noah's Ark Appeal, which helps raise money for paediactric units.

15th March 2008

Quote: "I'm not going to be playing old grannies any time soon. In my next movie, you'll be seeing a lot more of me, put it that way. You see, I haven't actually reached my sexiest point yet." The Mask of Zorro star Catherine Zeta-Jones has no plans to move away from sexy movie roles any time soon.

13th March 2008

Quote: "I was reading books to them, practising my Scottish accent, and they were going, 'Mama, speak the way you speak', 'oh Mama, please speak properly'." Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones fails to impress her children with her multiple personalities.

8th March 2008

Quote: "I'm a stockholder, not just the face." Catherine Zeta-Jones has a vested interest in cosmetics brand Elizabeth Arden.

7th March 2008

Quote: "These roles are coming in now where I am playing more mums, but... I haven't even got to my sexiest point yet." Catherine Zeta-Jones reassures movie fans she isn't finished with saucy roles just yet.

3rd December 2007

Quote: "Going shopping with her is a major undertaking on my part. I consider it a big gesture of love because I'm not a shopper." Actor Michael Douglas romances his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones with trips to the mall.

23rd October 2007

Quote: "I fell in love with my husband at first sight. I'll never get divorced. Never." Catherine Zeta-Jones insists she'll never leave MICHAEL DOUGLAS.

4th October 2007

Fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Hugh Jackman will be among the song and dance stars who'll take part in the third annual A Fine Romance fundraiser to benefit the Motion Picture + Television Fund. The two stars will be among celebrities performing classic tunes from stage musicals at the 20 October (07) benefit in Los Angeles.

27th September 2007

Quote: "My wife hates the beard that I wear in KING OF CALIFORNIA. She doesn't enjoy having this weird character roaming around our house!" Michael Douglas'S new role scares his wife Catherine Zeta Jones.

9th August 2007

Quote: "Nudity isn't a big deal for me. The reason I haven't done it so far is I've never had a script that justifies it." Catherine Zeta-Jones refuses to rule out stripping off onscreen.

31st July 2007

Quote: "My grandmother told me that washing my hair in beer would make it shine, so I did. I used to stink for days." Catherine Zeta-Jones reveals an unusual beauty secret.

17th July 2007

Quote: "I have to drag myself down to the gym like everyone else, but when I finish, I can eat more sandwiches." Catherine Zeta-Jones confesses to being a serial sandwich eater.

14th July 2007

Quote: "I've never coloured my hair. I pluck out my few greys (hair) like I remember seeing my mother do." Catherine Zeta-Jones insists she's no high-maintenance diva.

12th July 2007

Quote: "I've been told that it's not good for business, but, at the end of the day, I'd sacrifice my career so my children can go to school without the paparazzi pestering them." Catherine Zeta-Jones made a decision not to bring up her children with Michael Douglas in Los Angeles.

1st July 2007

Quote: "I've caught mahimahi, and last summer I reeled in a 40-pound wahoo, like Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws." Catherine Zeta-Jones on her love for deep-sea fishing.

28th June 2007

Quote: "At night, before I go to bed, I check on the kids to make sure they're still breathing. But that's easy because my kids snore. We all snore. We're like an orchestra." Night is noisy in Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas' home.

22nd June 2007

Quote: "We believe in good manners. There's nothing worse than spoiled rich kids." Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas make sure their two children are well-behaved.

1st May 2007

Quote: "If he's jealous of Aaron, think of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Antonio Banderas and Sean Connery. My God, I've had the best run of leading men." Catherine Zeta-Jones dismisses reports husband Michael Douglas is jealous of her onscreen romance with No Reservations co-star Aaron Eckhart.

2nd February 2007

Fact: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have purchased a five-bedroom residence on a private island in Turks + Caicos in the Caribbean. The $7 million (GBP3.96 million) home is still under construction on the island, which is only accessible by boat. The couple also own a home in Bermuda.

19th January 2007

Fact: Lenny Kravitz's teenage daughter ZOE is following her mum Lisa Bonet onto the big screen. The 16-year-old appears in two movies released this year - NO RESERVATIONS, opposite Catherine Zeta Jones, and Jodie Foster's new film, The Brave One.

14th December 2006

Quote: "You may know me. If you don't... Google me. I was a movie star and I'm Michael Douglas' dad, Catherine Zeta-Jones' father-in-law." Kirk Douglas introduces himself to a new generation of movie fans.

21st November 2006

Fact: Newlyweds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes share the same wedding anniversary as top Hollywood couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who wed on 18 November 2000.

21st June 2006

Fact: Hollywood star Michael Douglas picked up an honorary degree from Scotland's St Andrews University today for his contribution to British film. The 61-year-old was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.

22nd April 2006

Quote: "It's probably her greatest performance ever because she's playing a chef and she can't boil water." Michael Douglas is amazed his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is playing a cook in her new film.

23rd December 2005

Quote: <p>"She actually likes things that are just nice and fun; things you can wear without a security guard walking along with you wherever you go." Michael Douglas gives hints to those Christmas shopping for his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. </p>

22nd November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'd love to put together a one-woman show for Broadway or Vegas, dancing and doing all the songs you wish you'd been the first to ever sing." Catherine Zeta-Jones on her big stage dreams. </p>

25th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm certainly not saying Basic Instinct or Fatal Attraction (are my favourite movies). Dirty boy!" Catherine Zeta-Jones is no fan of her husband Michael Douglas' racier movies. </p>

21st October 2005

Quote: <p>"They've offered it to me but it's just one of those logistical things." Catherine Zeta-Jones confirms she's in the running to play SUE ELLEN in a movie adaptation of hit 1980s soap series Dallas. </p>

17th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I never whistle in my dressing room and I never pass the salt at a restaurant. I could go on for days about my superstitions. I'm surprised I ever got on the stage." Catherine Zeta-Jones admits she's very superstitious. </p>

13th October 2005

Quote: <p>"He's told me that at times he's wanted to strangle me." Catherine Zeta-Jones admits her husband Michael Douglas doesn't always appreciate her fiery ways. </p>

13th October 2005

Fact: <p>Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to be honoured with the CHRISTOPHER REEVE Spirit Of Courage Award in New York on 17 November (05). The late SUPERMAN star's wife DANA REEVE, who is battling cancer, will present the couple with the award. </p>

2nd September 2005

Fact: <p>Wealthy screen star Catherine Zeta-Jones has congratulated her brainy niece JENNA JONES for passing her GCSE exams by placing a super-cheap $43 (GBP23.50) advert in the 16-year-old's local paper, the Swansea Evening Post. </p>

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