Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones split

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Possibly the last time they were out in public together: April 23, 2012 in NYC.

Possibly the last time they were out in public together: April 23, 2012 in NYC.

The big celeb news of the morning: Michael Douglas, 68, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 43, are separating.

Peoplemagazine reports the star couple is “taking a break” after almost 13 years.

The two haven’t been seen together since April, and in recent days he’s been relaxing on a yacht andplaying golf in Sardinia, while Zeta-Jones is at home in New York, says the magazine.

They have had a rough few years, weathering his battle with throat cancer and her battle with bipolar II disorder.

And most recently, his comments about HPV possibly causing his cancer are said to have not gone over well with her. He issued a statement clarifying that he was not saying he got it from her.

In recent days, celeb rags have been buzzing about a divorce. The Aug. 12 edition of Star magazine claimed Douglas had moved out.

Douglas and Zeta-Jones, who have two children — Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10 — decided to spend time apart soon after he came back from the Cannes Film Festival in May, according to the report.

People says neither side has filed divorce papers. And “those close to the couple hold out hope” the two can work things out.

Zeta-Jones’ publicist, Cece Yorke tells USA TODAY in a statement, “Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage. There will be no further comment.”

Courtesy of USA Today

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