For most people, taking a break from marriage is never a good sign, but Michael Douglas remains optimistic about his split from Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The Hollywood power couple may have only recently announced their separation, but the actor says that things are looking good for him and his wife of 12 years.
While making a stop by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to discuss his upcoming film, Last Vegas, the 69-year-old star told the talk show host that he’s feeling he’s feeling good about the couple’s chances of a reconciliation.
“I've been away for a while, but everything should hopefully be on the up and up," said Michael. "Sometimes people take a little bit of a break, but it doesn't necessarily mean that's the end. I'm very hopeful."
While Michael’s marriage may be on the back burner for now, thanks to the separation, he’s got his hands full with his two young children, Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10.
"Dylan doesn't see any reason to do anything else because he wants to act," Michael revealed. "He was at me the other day and he said, ‘Look dad, I've been president of my sixth grade, my seventh grade, I'm in eighth grade now and I'm president of the school … He says, ‘Dad, how about throwing me a bone?' I said, ‘Sure, okay. We'll work on it.'"
Source: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno