Catherine Zeta-Jones gives glimpse into New York home – with sweetest tribute to her Welsh heritage

The Chicago actress is very proud of her Welsh roots

Hanna Fillingham

Catherine Zeta-Jones may have lived in the United States for many years, but the actress still holds her Welsh roots close to home. The Chicago star gave fans a glimpse inside her New York home on Tuesday after sharing a photo of her kitchen on Instagram, which had a tea, coffee and sugar pot on the counter, all written out in Welsh. Catherine wrote alongside the picture: "Morning! My daily ritual. Welsh lessons for all today. Can you translate?" Alongside the pots, there was a personalised mug with Catherine's initial printed on in gold, and a beautiful vase of white roses. The kitchen benefits from having a lot of natural light, and chic French windows.


Catherine Zeta-Jones shared a photo inside her luxury New York home

The actress grew up in Swansea, and often goes back to visit her family in Wales. In 2019, she was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City and County of Swansea, and went back to her hometown to receive the accolade. At the ceremony, the mother-of-two told onlookers: "It's wonderful to be home, with the sun out, having this award… it doesn't get better than this. There's something very rooting to me to come home to Swansea, and be a part and be in touch with where I come from. I feel very honoured to be recognised by the people who supported me from the very beginning and continue to support me." The actress received the honour as part of the celebrations marking Swansea's 50th year as a city and was the second woman to ever receive it.

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The Hollywood star visiting her son Dylan, who is currently studying at university

Catherine moved to America to pursue her acting career following her success on The Darling Buds of May. Earlier in the month, the star shared footage of her being interviewed in 1991 ahead of her move, and reflected on achieving her lifelong ambition to be on the stage. Alongside the clip, she wrote: "This was from 1991, before I had even come to the US to act!! Even as a child, I knew what I wanted to do and did everything I could to make my dreams come true. I hope you all use this as a wonderful reminder to always believe in yourself and your dreams."

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Catherine with husband Michael Douglas and daughter Carys

The star certainly did well for herself and went on to become part of Hollywood royalty. Catherine hasn't just achieved an incredible acting portfolio, but she has also been the face of many fashion brands, and launched her own homeware brand, Casa Zeta-Jones. She lives with husband Michael Douglas and their teenage children, Dylan, 19, and Carys,16, and although her son is currently living away from home at Brown University, he often comes back to see his family.

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