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Catherine Zeta-Jones' fears for Michael Douglas revealed in unearthed interview about family life

The Hollywood couple will both be celebrating their birthdays on September 25

Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas at CBS event
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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are so down-to-earth, and often give insights into their family life.

The Hollywood couple are both set to celebrate their birthdays - both on September 25 - next week, and will no doubt have a special day planned. 

The pair love to have fun, and Catherine opened up about a surprise she and her children, Dylan, 23, and Carys, 20, did for Michael, which resulted in her fearing her husband was going to have a heart attack. 

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During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show in 2022, the Wednesday actress explained that Michael had been in France filming at the time, and so the rest of the family went out to surprise him. 

She said: "The kids and I actually surprised him for Thanksgiving. He had no idea. Carys, my daughter, flew in from the East Coast. I was here with my son, we flew from here, got into the hotel, under the cover of night. 

Michael Douglas standing with Catherine Zeta-Jones© Dimitrios Kambouris
Catherine Zeta-Jones' surprise for Michael Douglas made her worried for a moment!

"He came home from work and there we were. It was one of those, I thought he was going to have a heart attack for a minute. He kind of stumbled back and went, 'Oh my God', and started crying. It was one of those great, great, great moments." 

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The family reunion would have been all the more special for both Catherine and Michael, who are empty nesters. 

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones with their children Carys and Dylan Douglas© Instagram
The Hollywood couple are parents to Dylan and Carys

Carys is an aspiring model and Brown University student, while Dylan has dabbled with acting, modeling and graduated from Brown University in 2022. 

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Catherine and Michael are both incredibly proud of their children, who often feature on their social media. Previously, during a chat on the Today Show, Catherine indicated that her children were set to follow their parents in the entertainment industry. 

catherine zeta jones michael douglas posing aston martin cannes event© Getty Images
Catherine and Michael both share a birthday

She said: "Michael and I would be the first parents to say, 'You know, maybe you should think of another career,' but we've seen how passionate they are about the craft. They know what celebritydom is. 

"They know the good, the bad, warts and all that." 

catherine zeta jones michael douglas and cerys red carpet © Getty
The famous family are so glamorous!

She continued: "But their passion is about acting as a craft and they've done every theatre camp – my kids went off to summer camp every year, to theatre camp with the Broadway kids, and held their own very, very well, I have to say."

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