Actor Michael Douglas and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrate 15 years of marriage today!
The Chicago star took to her Instagram to share a photo of the two in a loving embrace, writing, “Happy Anniversary dearest Michael! Loving our life together, here’s to the next 15!”
Douglas and Zeta-Jones, who met after an introduction by Danny DeVito at the Deauville Film Festival in France in 1998, started dating shortly thereafter. Douglas proposed to Zeta-Jones with an antique 1920s Fred Leighton ring – featuring a 10-carat diamond surrounded by 28 smaller diamonds and estimated to be worth $1 million – on New Year’s Eve 1999 in Aspen, Colorado. On Wednesday, November 18, the pair celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.
The thespian duo, seen above arriving at their wedding rehearsal dinner at the Russian Tea Room, were married in front of about 350 wedding guests on November 18, 2000 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Zeta-Jones wore an ivory, satin wedding dress with a low-cut beaded bodice and Chantilly lace train by designer Christian Lacroix.
Celebrity wedding guests included Jack Nicholson and Goldie Hawn and their reception featured live performances by Art Garfunkel, Bonnie Tyler and Jimmy Buffet. Their first dance? Gladys Knight’s “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.”
It wasn’t long after their wedding that the couple announced their young son Dylan Michael Douglas was going to be getting a sibling! Zeta-Jones stunningly showed off her baby bump while on the red carpet at the 60th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California in 2003. The proud soon-to-be second-time mama was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy for her role in Chicago. Renee Zellweger ended up taking home the award, but just a few months later Carys Zeta Douglas was born!
Though the Douglas and Zeta-Jones took some time apart in 2013, their recent appearance with their son Dylan, 15, and daughter Carys, 12, at the premiere of Douglas’ Ant Man in London this June and the couple’s red carpet squeezes at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation’s “Bright Lights Shining Stars” Gala where they watched 12-year-old daughter perform on on September 27, show the couple are doing very well!
We, too wish Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones 15 more happily married years together!