Michael Douglas’ Emmy win on Sunday night may have been a big professional victory for the Behind the Candelabra star, but it looks like he may have an even bigger one to look forward to on the home front: a possible reconciliation with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Michael and Catherine, who informally separated after 13 years of marriage in August, have refrained from filing paperwork that would enter the pair into a legally binding separation or move them toward divorce proceedings, but have spent much of the summer living apart, often in different countries, with their children Dylan and Carys.
While sources have reported that the couple’s need for a break from one another was caused by the combined stress of Michael’s cancer diagnosis and Catherine’s multiple stints in treatment centers for bipolar disorder, at the Emmys, it looked as though the pair might be getting closer to seeing eye-to-eye once again. During his acceptance speech, following a few raunchy jokes directed at his co-star Matt Damon, Michael thanked Catherine “for her support.”
When asked by People’s reporters about the status of their relationship, Michael seemed cautiously optimistic, saying, “We're working things out, talking, and we'll see how she goes."
What he seemed less confident about, however, was the possibility of visiting his incarcerated son, Cameron, in the near future.
“It's over a year now and I'm questioning the system," he revealed. "Obviously, at first, I was certainly disappointed with my son, but I've reached a point now where I'm very very disappointed with the system."