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25 Facts About Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Today Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are celebrating their birthday's. Catherine turns 41 today and her Oscar-winning hubby is now 66.

Check out 25 facts about the happy couple!

25 Facts About Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Same Birthday

They were born on the same day, September 25, but 25 years apart.

How They Met

Michael and Catherine were introduced by Danny DeVito in August 1998 at the Deauville Film Festival in France.

Love at Sight

Catherine: "I was in love with my husband at first sight and still am. We have the most solid relationship."

Best Buds

Michael lived with actor Danny DeVito when they were both starting out as actors.

Previous Marriage

Before Catherine, Michael was married to Diandra Luker for 23 years. They divorced in 2000.

The Courtship

Catherine claims that when they met, Michael used the line "I'd like to father your children."

Falling in Love

The couple began dating in March of 1998 and Douglas popped the question on New Year's Eve 1999.

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage

Catherine and Michael wed on November 18, 2000 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. They originally planned on getting married in Wales,but changed to NYC so Michael's father, Kirk Douglas, could attend.

Ring Bling

Catherine's gold wedding ring includes a Celtic motif and was purchased in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth.

The Guest List

350 guests attended their wedding, including celebrity guests Goldie Hawn, Jack Nicholson and Meg Ryan.


Michael and Catherine have two children together: - Dylan Michael Douglas: Born in 2000- Carys Zeta Douglas: Born in 2003 Michael has an older son, Cameron, born in 1978, from a previous marriage.

Baby on Board

Their son Dylan Michael, was born on August 8, 2000, with Zeta-Jones's pregnancy incorporated into her role in "Traffic."

Real Estate Investors

The two own numerous homes throughout the world: New York City: Central Park apartment Bermuda: 5 bedroom mansion Majorca, Spain: Villa. Aspen, Colorado: Vacation home Pacific Palisades, California: Apartment

Stalker Scare

In 2004, Douglas and Zeta-Jones took legal action against stalker Dawnette Knight, who was accused of sending violent letters that contained graphic threats on Catherine's life.

What's Up, Doc?

Dougles was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Sharing the Big Screen

Douglas and Zeta-Jones both starred in "Traffic" in 2001.


Michael Douglas is 5'10" and Catherine Zeta-Jones is 5'7".

Deep Love

Michael Douglas: "From the moment I met Catherine and we formed our family, I was a new man, very different from the one I used to be. This is the result of my everyday life with her, of the intense love we have for each other, of the great need for each other that we have, and of the great respect that we have for one another."

Passion for Golf

Michael Douglas: (When asked by In Touch Magazine about Catherine) "I was impressed by her intelligence, sense of humor and her work ethic. Then when I discovered she loved golf, I realized all my fantasies had come true."

Karaoke Queen

Catherine keeps a karaoke machine in her trailer while on movie sets.

Separate Loos

The actress once said, "For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end."

Oscar Winners

Catherine Zeta-Jones won a Oscar for her role in "Chicago." Michael Douglas is an Oscar-winning producer for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and Best Actor winner for "Wall Street."

Favorite Feast

Catherine's favorite meal is a smoked salmon sandwich with crushed potato chips.

Wrong Path

Douglas' oldest son Cameron was arrested in a Manhattan hotel room in July 2009 as part of a federal drug investigation. Cameron is currently in jail for up to five years.

Life Struggle

A tumor was discovered in the "Wall Street" star's throat. The Oscar-winning actor started eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy in August 2010.