U.S. actor Michael Douglas (L), and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, are seen arriving at the St. Andrews University in Scotland in this June 21, 2006 file photo. Photo Credit: REUTERS/David Moir
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Rumors are abuzz that cracks are appearing in Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas’ perfect marriage.
And it’s not the once sex symbol Douglas who is feeling the seven-year itch, but the beautiful Welsh actress, who was recently seen getting cosy with her blonde actor Aaron Eckhart, with whom she stars in comedy No Reservations.
Douglas was reportedly "furious" when pictures of his wife holding hands with Eckhart started making the rounds.
One publication even reported recently that the two were fighting so much that they could not even stand being in the same room together.
"They can barely stand being together. Whenever they're in the same room, it usually turns into a blazing row. It's a very combustible situation," the Daily Mail quoted the mag, as saying.
However, an insider insisted that it was not so much the case of Zeta-Jones finding a younger man more attractive, but of her being ‘bored to tears’ living in Bermuda, where she and Douglas have a house.
"I don't quite believe that there is anything going on with her and Eckhart. He's a Mormon and very strait-laced, and I just don't think it's her style," the insider said.
"She and Michael are very much together when you see them around, which isn't much because they mostly live in Bermuda. I should think she's bored to tears out there and is probably just having a nice party every now and then without him, and that it doesn't amount to more than that," the insider added.
Another thing that seems to be gnawing Zeta-Jones is the fact that despite an Oscar win she still isn’t considered to be in the same league of actresses such as Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett.
"You could say she's getting a bit old to be the ingÈnue lead and too young to move into the character roles, but the fact is that she is not as in demand as people like Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett," a source said.
"She is not perceived as being in their league. If they can't do a film, then people will wait until they are free, but that's not the case with Catherine," the source added. (ANI)