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Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones split

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After almost 13 years together, actors Michael Douglas, 68, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 43, are splitting. USA TODAY takes a look at their relationship, in photos. This shot shows the happy couple getting down at their mutual birthday party in 1999. AP

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

The star couple is splitting after almost 13 years.

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."

The two haven't been seen together since April, says People magazine, and in recent days he's been relaxing on a yacht and playing golf in Sardinia, says the Daily Mail.

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

And most recently, Douglas' 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.

Earlier this month, celeb rags began 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, says People. The magazine also reports that neither side has filed divorce papers. And "those close to the couple hold out hope" the two can work things out.

USA Today

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