Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones send each other congratulations as they celebrate their shared birthday: ‘I got lucky’
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones took to Instagram to publicly wish each other happy birthday.
The actor, 77, and actress, 52, were both born on September 25, although Douglas was born in 1944 and Zeta-Jones in 1969.
To acknowledge his wife’s special day, the Wall Street actor posted a throwback photo of the couple in 1998 the night the two met at the Deauville Film Festival while he was still married to his first wife, Diandra Luker. .
Birthday flashback: Michael Doulgas shared this photo from the night he and Catherine Zeta-Jones met to wish her a happy birthday
A look of adoration: Zeta-Jones shared this selfie of Douglas staring at her in admiration
In the photo, the Kominsky Method actor wore a black suit over a purple shirt and multi-colored tie. His future wife sat to his right in a low-cut black dress.
The seven-year-old captioned the photo: ‘My first meeting with Catherine at the Deauville Film Festival in 1998. I found out she had the same birthday as me – tadaah!
“When I discovered that she loved golf, I realized that all my fantasies had come true. I’ve been lucky at this point in my life. I just got lucky. I am so impressed with her intelligence, sense of humor and work ethic. Happy Birthday Catherine – I love you so much!’
His wife posted a more contemporary photo of the couple for her tribute.
A Healthy Marriage: The two, seen here in 2003, have been together since 2000
Still Busy: The pair have been busy over the past few years, each appearing in high profile projects
The selfie showed the two and as the Chicago actress smiled at the camera, her beau stared at her admiringly during the photo.
‘Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to him, happy birthday to my husband and his wife, happy birthday to me, and me, and me, and Michael,” the actress wrote in the caption. ‘To more years that we can celebrate September 25th together. Love you.’
While the two may take a day off to enjoy each other’s company, they will soon have to return to their busy work lives.
Empty nesters: The couple, pictured in 2001, have the house all to themselves as both of their children are now off to college
Douglas is currently filming the next installment in the Ant-Man series, titled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He will also play Ronald Reagan in an upcoming television miniseries.
As for Zeta-Jones, the actress will soon begin filming for the Addams Family spin-off series Wednesday.
The show follows a young Wednesday Addams as she begins to train with her psychic powers. Zeta-Jones plays Morticia alongside Luis Guzman as Gomez and Jenna Ortega of You, known as the titular character.
The two stars are now also empty nesters. They have two children, Carys Zeta Doulgas and Dylan Douglas, who are both in college.