The pressure of being in the limelight is enough to threaten even the strongest unions, but sources claim that Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones’ marriage was up against an even greater obstacle.
The couple, who have been married since 2000 and have stood by one another through Michael’s battle with cancer and Catherine’s two hospitalizations for bipolar disorder, announced yesterday that they “are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage,” but a source close to the pair claims that they have been at war with one another for some time now.
“A big divide between Michael and Catherine has become Cameron,” the insider revealed to RadarOnline.
Cameron, Michael’s 34-year-old son from a previous marriage, has been in and out of jail for much of his adult and is currently serving time in a Pennsylvania prison for dealing cocaine and methamphetamine with a projected release date of 2018.
While Cameron was languishing in solitary confinement after testing positive for drugs in prison, Michael was reportedly “beside himself” with worry about his son, while Catherine remained unmoved by the situation, contributing to the rift between the two.
“Cameron and Catherine never seemed to have a close relationship and I think Michael always felt she just didn’t care for the situation. He probably felt there was little sympathy from her, toward him and Cameron.”
Catherine and Michael have two children together — Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10 — with whom Catherine has been spotted in New York, while Michael vacations in France with friends.