The 25-year-age gap caused commentators to doubt the future of the marriage between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.
But in triumphant defiance of all their skeptics, the couple will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary this week.
The happy pair have shared the joys of Oscar wins and the recent struggles of Michael's throat cancer, as well as two children, ten-year-old Dylan and seven-year-old Carys.
Michael said recently of the marriage: "It isn't bad for 'the couple who were never going to last.'"
And Catherine added: "I do think I'm lucky I met Michael."
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas: A lasting love
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