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“This is not good” Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas spark divorce rumours

Is this a sign they have grown apart?
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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have listed their New York estate for sale at $18 million – and it’s sparked rumours about the couple’s future.

Catherine, 54, and Michael, 79, have been married 23 years and are considered to have one of Hollywood’s happiest long-term relationships.

However, New Idea hears the couple’s decision to list their home has ignited speculation about the state of their marriage.

“This is not good,” says an insider. “That’s their precious family home.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 06, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have listed their New York estate for sale at $18 million. (Credit: Getty)

The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom property is quieter these days since their children Carys and Dylan have flown the coop.

Michael himself admitted in April the couple have “mixed feelings” about being empty-nesters.

“We keep looking at each other going, ‘What else are we going to talk about?’” the Franklin actor admitted.

Now, our source says the sale could be “a sign” the couple, who met at a film festival in 1998, have grown apart.

It’s not the first time the marriage has allegedly reached breaking point. In 2013, the couple briefly split before later reconciling.

380851 01: FILE PHOTO: Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas attend the 17th Annual Night Of Stars 2000: Salute To Icons Of Design October 24, 2000 in New York City. The couple are getting married November 18, 2000 at New York's Plaza Hotel. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Liaison)
The couple met at a film festival in 1998.8 (Credit: Getty)

Michael reflected on that difficult period during an interview in the same year.

“Every couple has their difficult times,” he explained.

“It will be a huge shock [if they split] after they fought so hard to stay together 10 years ago,” our source says.

The Wednesday actress has previously stated her views on marriage, saying: “I find divorces repulsive. I will never get divorced.”

That adamant stance could signal the couple are downsizing.

“Selling the house is a huge step,” our source adds. “They’re at a new life stage now.”

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