Get strong! The actor celebrated his anniversary with some throwback photos from their 2000 wedding
BEDFORD, NEW YORK: Michael Douglas remembers the day he married Catherine Zeta-Jones. The 78-year-old ‘Basic Instinct’ actor gushed about his wife, 22, in a sweet Instagram photo shared on Friday, November 18.
“Happy birthday to my beloved Catherine!” he wrote as a caption. “I love you so much” and adding the tag “#22years”. The pictures showed the then-newlyweds kissing while toasting champagne with their guests during the celebration of their sparkling wedding at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in 2000. The couple beamed as they sat down at their wedding dinner. Red and gold blossoms adorned the tablescape as they threw back their heads and laughed.
Douglas and Zeta-Jones also share a daughter, Carys Zeta, 19, and a son, Dylan Michael, 22, and share the same birthday on September 25. Michael, 78, was born in 1944 while Catherine, 53, was born in 1969.
Douglas claimed he saw Zeta-Jones in her role as Elena Montero in ‘The Mask of Zorro’ and contacted his publicist to set up a meeting during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2016. “I met her at the bar and was a total gentleman,” Douglas told People. He recalled asking her, “Would you happen to come back and have a nightcap?” when Zeta-Jones met him later that night , he told her, “You know, I’m going to be the father of your kids.” “You know what the worst part is?” Zeta-Jones joked during a red carpet interview with Access in 2019. “He was right .” Two decades later, Zeta-Jones still has the card that was attached to those roses.
The couple exchanged vows in a lavish ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on November 18, 2000. Many celebrities attended the wedding including Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt and Goldie Hawn. Zeta-Jones wore a David Emanuel gown. The couple’s then-three-month-old baby Dylan was also present.
The ‘Fatal Attraction’ star revealed the secret of his long-term marriage to Zeta-Jones a few months after the couple had been married for 18 years in 2019. Aside from the genuine love that just keeps growing, I think the fact that we’re in in the same industry to really understand what’s going on.”