Such a shame when a family breaks up - famous or not

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So it’s official, Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are separating.

Her publicist has confirmed they are taking time apart to ‘evaluate and work on their marriage’.

I have to say I saw this one coming.

What a shame, though, after 13 years of marriage (which in Hollywood is the equivalent of 40 years in normal life).

They’ve been through so much, what with Michael’s treatment for throat cancer and Catherine reportedly suffering from bipolar disorder.

I’m really upset for both of them – and of course their children.

It’s such a shame when a family unit breaks up, regardless of whether they’re famous or not.