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Michael Douglas makes shock confession about married life with Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Wall Street actor and Chicago star have been married for over 20 years


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Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
March 3, 2023
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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have come up with an X-rated way to keep their 20-year marriage interesting – especially when it comes to their joint love of golf.

The couple - who were recently neighbors with King Charles III - are avid players of the sport and during a recent interview, Michael admitted that their competitive nature has seen them come up with a very saucy forfeit to help them spice up their time on the course.

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"The rules are I have to whip it out if I don't hit it past the ladies' tees, which I manage most of the time," the 78-year-old actor told The Guardian.

"But there have been times when we're playing alone, and [I] have to give her a little show because we are competitive. But only when I play with my wife."

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Catherine previously revealed their risqué wager during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show but admitted that it's not just her husband who she makes "drop his pants".

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Catherine and Michael share a love of golf

"I'm pretty good, better than [Michael] and we have a bet that if he ducks a shot, he has to drop his pants," she explained on the BBC One show.

"It's not just my husband it's any man I play. There has been an issue with paparazzi, so I make him go into the bushes. A deal is a deal."

Michael and Catherine first met at the Deauville Film Festival in 1998, although the Welsh actress was not immediately won over by his charms.

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The couple have been married for over 20 years

"I met her in the bar and was a total gentleman," Michael told Jonathan Ross during an appearance on his show in 2016. The actor made his move later that night, cheekily telling the actress: "You know, I'm going to be the father of your children."

According to Michael, she replied: "I've heard a lot about you, and I've seen a lot about you, and I think it's time that I say goodnight."

Speaking to Access Hollywood in 2019, Catherine joked about their first meeting and Michael's confident comments: "You know what the worst thing is?... He was right." The couple married in November 2000 during a lavish ceremony held at the New York Plaza Hotel.

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