Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and while discussing their previous lives, Michael showed his reminiscence towards their days together and how he met his better half.
Michael said, “I’m watching this movie, I go, ‘Wow, who is this girl, she’s incredible. A month later, I was at the Deauville Film Festival. … I see on the schedule that the next day at the festival, they’re going to have ‘Zorro’ there. So I asked my assistant: ‘Can you find out if Catherine Zeta-Jones is going to be here at the festival and if she’s coming along? And if she is, can I have a drink with her?’ The next day, she arrives with Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, and I have a drink with her and it was everything I hoped for, then she invited me to dinner with her company. I’m thinking, ‘I’m looking good, this is looking good.”
Also, after their dinner, the actress had to attend another engagement ceremony or party where Michael offered her a solution. He said that he would be at the bar itself in case she would want to join him later and reiterated, “Sure enough, I must have been batting one thousand, because, after the movie, I’m sitting at the bar, and like ‘Laurence of Arabia,’ this mirage comes through the lobby and it’s Catherine Zeta-Jones.”
Douglas also shared memories about their initial meetings and remembered a dialogue in which he told her, “I’m going to be the father of your children.”
He added, “She looked at me and she said, ‘I’ve heard a lot about you, I’ve heard a lot about you, I guess it’s all true good night. And she left. She left early the next morning and I thought I completely had blown it.”
But fate had something in store for them and that is the reason behind their beautiful journey as a couple.