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Douglas and CZJ ‘staying strong’

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are fighting to save their relationship.

The couple have been married for 13 years, but recently announced they are taking a break.

Although they aren’t currently living together, insiders insist the stars are fighting to save the relationship.

"They're not giving up," a source close to Catherine told People.

It has been reported the pair – who share the same birthday, September 25 – won’t be celebrating together today. Michael is currently in New Mexico filming his new movie The Reach, while Catherine will spend the day in New York with their two children.

Despite their current distance, sources claim the couple have been speaking to each other several times every day.

Michael made his feelings for Catherine clear at the Emmy Awards on Sunday. He thanked his wife as he accepted his prize for best actor in a miniseries or movie for his performance as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra.

The 69-year-old star also addressed rumours circulating about his marriage, denying that divorce was on the cards.

“Catherine is great. She is doing wonderful, talked to her today [and] just got a lovely note from her. I’m very hopeful that we’re going to work things out," Michael said at the ceremony. “As I said we’re just taking a break, a couple issues, sometimes you gotta do that."

Catherine, who turns 44 today, didn’t attend the glitzy ceremony as she was at a promotional event in China over the weekend.

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