Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas: A lasting love

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas: A lasting love

The couple faced a testing time later that year, when Michael was diagnosed with throat cancer.

Catherine said: "The hardest part is seeing his fatigue, because Michael is never tired. If there's anything Michael has, it's strength." True to form, the couple vowed not to let the disease beat them.

As Michael embarked on chemotherapy and radiotherapy he put in a brave appearance with Catherine on the red carpet for the premiere of the second Wall Street film.

"My doctors are optimistic, I'm optimistic," he told reporters at the bash. "Life goes on. It's just another chapter."