At 102 Kirk Douglas has sage advice for son Michael as he celebrates 19th wedding anniversary with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones
Kirk Douglas had some serious relationship advice for son Michael Douglas and his wife actress Catherine Zeta-Jones as they celebrate 19 years of togetherness. The 102-year-old celebrated the couple's anniversary by writing them a sweet personal letter.
Zeta-Jones shared the note on her Instagram alongside a throwback photo of Michael and herself and said, "Dancing into our 20th year! Happy Anniversary my love. Such a beautiful letter from my father in law.," she said. In the letter, Kirk says, "Happy anniversary! Michael, you learned a very important lesson to stay married you must obey your wife! Keep practising what I do with my wife. Daddy Kirk." Obviously happy with the note, Zeta-Jones wrote, "I am touched".
The couple met in August 1998 at the Deauville Film Festival in France in August 1998, after being introduced by Danny DeVito. Douglas once said in an interview that he knew he was going to be the father of her children the moment they met.
The two share a birthday and have an age difference of 25 years. While Douglas is 75, Zeta-Jones is 50. A whirlwind romance later the two got engaged in on 31 December 1999, and tied the knot a year later at the Plaza Hotel in New York. The couple have two children of their own.
The two share a very open relationship with each other and during a Today show appearance in 2017, the 'Mask of Zorro' actor said things are not "rosy" every day. “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,” she said. “My mother and father were married for 52 years and they were a wonderful blueprint for me, because I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly with them, and they’re still going strong.”