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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones: Split

Sources close to Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones say they are taking a break.

Photo: FameFlynet

Michael and Catherine, Oscars 2013. Photo: FameFlynet

I’m sorry to report Michael Douglas, 68, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 43, are separating.

They A-lister duo have not appeared at any events together since last April. They’ve also been travelling separately with their two kids, Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10.

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In this week’s issue of People Magazine, the couple’s split is the cover story. According to the mag’s sources, “They’re taking a break,” and there have been no steps taken by either party toward divorce or legal separation.

Catherine and Michael got married in 2000 at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. The’ve been through a lot together over the last few years: Michael’s cancer battle and Catherine’s struggle with Bipolar II disorder. Sources for People say the resulting stress has been a major source of their marital strife.

They reportedly decided to take the break last May, when Michael returned from the Cannes Film Festival, and shortly after Catherine completed a second bout of bipolar-II-disorder treatment.

We wish them the best.

See the full cover story in this week’s issue of People Magazine.

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