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Saturday 28 February 2015

Michael Douglas' ex 'slams CZJ'

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
'And So It Goes' film premiere after party in East Hampton, New York, America - 06 Jul 2014
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas' ex-wife Diandra Luker has seemingly slammed Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The Hollywood star married Diandra Luker in 1977 and they had their son Cameron together the following year, before she filed for divorce in 1995. Michael, 69, went on to wed Catherine, 44, in 2000 and they have children Carys and Dylan.

Michael and Diandra share a holiday home in Majorca due to the terms of their split, with Diandra lashing out when quizzed on whether rumours Catherine wanted to buy her out of the property were true.

"It’s not true. Sometimes people say things without the slightest proof," she is quoted as telling Spanish newspaper El Mundo, according to MailOnline.

"Why would someone who doesn’t speak Spanish or the local Majorcan language or knows nothing about this culture want a house here? She doesn’t even come here much."

Talk then turned to how Diandra has managed to escape the public eye, in which she appeared to take another pot shot at the Hollywood actress. Catherine and Michael famously agreed a deal for their wedding pictures with OK! magazine, then took Hello! magazine to court after claiming their privacy had been breached after a photographer for that publication sneaked into the ceremony and took some stealth pictures.

"That’s because I don’t believe in showing off," Diandra said when quizzed on being "less visible" than the actor and actress.

"I’ve never sold photos or kept money from anything and I’ve always given everything away to charity. I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve never turned my private life into showbusiness. Too much public exposure affects children."

Michael and Diandra got married when she was just 19. He has previously insisted he still likes his ex-wife a great deal, although he believes they should have gone their separate ways as much as a decade before they actually split.

"It took me too long to realise that if you go to a marriage counsellor to resolve problems, it’s in his interest to keep the marriage going," he said.

"Because if I end the marriage he’s got no business. I think Diandra would probably say the same thing. That’s the only clear regret that I have."

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