Zeta-Jones And Douglas 'Taking Time Apart'
Hollywood couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are "taking some time apart" after 13 years of marriage.
The actress, who married Douglas in 2000 and has two children with him, shot to fame in Britain in the early 1990s, playing fresh-faced Mariette Larkin in the television series The Darling Buds Of May.
A spokeswoman for Zeta-Jones said: "Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage. There will be no further comment."
People magazine reported Douglas and Zeta-Jones - both Oscar winners and one of Hollywood's most high-profile couples - have had holidays apart in recent months and appeared at red carpet events without each other.
Douglas, 68, and Zeta-Jones, 43, have also both struggled with health issues.
He battled throat cancer in 2010 and made headlines this summer when he spoke out about one potential cause, oral sex.
And in April, the Welsh actress said she was seeking help for type two bipolar disorder.
?It was her second known trip to a healthcare facility for the condition since 2011.
She has previously said of having bipolar: "This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them.
"If my revelation of having bipolar two has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it.
"There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help."
The pair met in 1998 at the Deauville Film Festival in France, got engaged on New Year's Eve in 1999 and starred together in the 2000 Oscar-winning film Traffic.
Zeta-Jones won her best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 2002's Chicago as vampish killer Velma Kelly. She was made a CBE in 2011.
Douglas has won Oscars as a producer of the 1975 best picture film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and as best actor in 1987's Wall Street.
Jenny Priestly, editor of Entertainment News, told Sky News: "We haven't seen them as a couple on the red carpet together since April.
"Catherine didn't support Michael when he was in Cannes back in May for the premiere of the feature film Behind The Candelabra which is very unusual, they've always been a very supportive couple.
"It's important to stress that neither party has filed for divorce or legal separation at the moment."
Celebrity journalist Jeanne Wolfe told Sky News: "This couple has gone under such stress, between his illness, his son in prison, her admission of a mental illness of bipolar disorder that's a lot to put on any relationship.
"There was a couple that understood each other, tried hard to be loving with each other, and was proud of each other and had a lot of good times together.
"It is sad to see that - almost fairytale relationship if we can call it that - fall apart."