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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are spending time apart to "evaluate and work on their marriage" (AP)

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are spending time apart to "evaluate and work on their marriage" (AP)

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are spending time apart to "evaluate and work on their marriage" (AP)

Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband, Michael Douglas have confirmed they "are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage".

Zeta Jones' publicist Cece Yorke said that there would be no further comment.

The US People magazine, citing unnamed sources, first reported that Zeta-Jones and Douglas had decided to spend time apart.

Zeta-Jones, 43, and Douglas, 68, were married in 2000. They have two children. He battled throat cancer in 2010 and made headlines this summer when he spoke out about one potential cause, oral sex.