Michael Douglas was in Cannes yesterday promoting his new biopic, Behind the Candelabra, but a new movie isn’t the only thing he’s celebrating. The 68-year-old actor has spent the last month apart from his 43-year-old wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, who checked into a clinic for help with managing her bipolar disorder. Douglas revealed that Zeta-Jones is expected to finally come home this week. “She’s doing a really good job of getting balanced,” Douglas told People. “I’m proud of her.”
Zeta-Jones’ illness hasn’t been easy on the couple, who have maintained a solid marriage for almost 13 years, despite ongoing health struggles. But Douglas assured the media and her fans that the pro-active treatment is doing wonders for his wife. “Catherine’s doing wonderful,” he said in a recent interview with Extra, adding, “She’s got herself worked out with her meds and she’s raring to go!”
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”Michael Douglas on Catherine Zeta-Jones: ‘She’s Raring to Go!’,” Extra web site; http://www.extratv.com/2013/05/20/michael-douglas-on-catherine-zeta-jones-shes-raring-to-go/, last accessed May 21, 2013.