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Michael Douglas says it was ‘uncomfortable’ for him and Catherine Zeta-Jones to share Mallorcan home with his ex

‘Catherine is very happy here, especially now that we don’t share with Diandra,’ reveals actor

Ellie Harrison
Tuesday 24 August 2021 12:11 BST
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Michael Douglas has admitted that he felt “uncomfortable” sharing his home in Mallorca with his ex-wife Diandra Luker.

The actor was married to film producer Luker for 22 years before their divorce in 2000. As part of their split, the former couple arranged a six months on-and-off agreement for their 250-acre S’Estaca estate. Last year, Douglas bought Luker out of her share of the property.

In a new interview with the island’s local newspaper Ultima Hora, Douglas said he and his current wife of two decades, Catherine Zeta-Jones, are “much more comfortable” now that they own the property outright.

“It was very uncomfortable sharing the property with my ex-wife Diandra,” he said. “Six months for each of us wasn’t very pleasant for anyone. Everything is now sorted out. The house is 100 per cent ours – Catherine’s and mine.

“I never wanted to leave and my children will continue to come and my grandchildren and their children. I am sure that for generations this island will be theirs.”

Douglas and Luker share a 42-year-old son named Cameron. The actor also has two children with Zeta-Jones.

He added: “Catherine is very happy here, especially now that we don’t share with Diandra. She feels much more comfortable.”

Speaking about how he spends his time on the island, the 76-year-old said: “I devote at least two hours to reading the news. Then we do sport.

Michael Douglas and his daughter Carys in 2016 (Mike Windle/Getty Images)

“Some days friends come over for lunch, we have a siesta and when we wake up it’s when people in Los Angeles have begun to work so I can work from here with LA.”

Douglas can next be seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as Dr Hank Pym, while Zeta-Jones is starring as Morticia Addams in the forthcoming live-action series Wednesday.

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