Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones dropped a bombshell about her unconventional marriage to Michael Douglas on Tuesday.
Appearing on “TODAY with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb,” Zeta-Jones told the two women that her 18-year marriage to Michael Douglas has been rocky, to say the least. (RELATED: Celebrate Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Birthday With Her Best Photos [SLIDESHOW])
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The 49-year-old “No Reservations” star explained:
First of all, I’m so happy that we’ve made it to be 20 years together. It’s been great, but I think it’s just unfathomable to me that you would be with one person for 18 years and things are not rosy every day. They’re just not. Both Michael and I have a very open relationship. When you have kids that didn’t ask to be born into a world where it’s scrutinized or looked into, you’ve got to be open and honest and share things that probably people at the drugstore wouldn’t share over the counter.
She then went on to discuss Douglas’s alleged infidelities, like when a former employee claimed he masturbated in front of her.
Zeta-Jones added that she was “devastated” when she found out about the allegations. But assured the NBC hosts that telling their children about it was the best approach.
“I’m a big European kind of family girl and so, everything is shared around the table … I think you clear, the air and everyone knows what’s going on. It’s no big surprises [sic].”
The couple, who have been together for 20 years, share two children together — a son named Dylan, 18, and daughter Carys, 15. And, as it stands now, the family is stronger than ever.
“[We’ve] had ups and downs in our marriage,” Zeta-Jones said. “I don’t throw the towel in very quickly on anything.”