catherine zetz jones michael douglas split Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas 'taking a break,' says a sourceIt raised a lot of eyebrows 13 years ago when a 30-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones married then-55-year-old Michael Douglas. But the pair seemingly were a match made in heaven, with a solid marriage that produced two children, Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10.

However, now the two are taking some time apart.

A source tells People that “they’re taking a break,” though neither one of them has filed for divorce or even moved toward legal separation.

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A friend of the couple adds that their recent “stress,” referring to Douglas’ battle with cancer and Zeta-Jones’ treatment for bipolar disorder, has “taken a toll on their marriage,” while a second family friend adds that they “want the best for their kids, no matter what happens.”

The pair reportedly decided to spend time apart soon after Douglas returned from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in May.

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