The throwback photo featured the couple, along with daughter Carys, now 17, son Dylan Michael, 19, and Michael's older son Cameron, 41.
Catherine Zeta-Jones paid tribute to her husband Michael Douglas on Father's Day by sharing a sweet throwback photo of the family. According to PEOPLE, the 50-year-old actress's photo included the couple along with their two kids, daughter Carys, 17, and son Dylan Michael, 19, as well as Michael's older son Cameron, 41, from a previous marriage to Diandra Luker. The couple looks like they haven't aged at all, while the kids sure have grown up since then. She captioned the picture: We love you Michael, Happy Father's Day my love.
Michael Douglas himself honored his late dad on Father's Day. The 75-year-old wrote alongside a photo of himself with his father: I miss him so much! Cherish your Dad while you have him. Michael confirmed to PEOPLE back in February that his father had died at the age of 103. “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in setting a standard for all of us to aspire to,” Michael said in a moving statement. “But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great-grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband. Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true,” he concluded. “Dad, I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.”
Zeta-Jones and Michael welcomed a cute Maltipoo pup into their family in mid-February, a week after the death of Douglas’ father. As we reported earlier, daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones too honored her father-in-law at the time and shared a black-and-white photo of giving Kirk Douglas a kiss on the cheek. She captioned it: To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight… The actor had just celebrated his 103rd birthday in December. He wanted a quiet one with just family he told his son Michael. Zeta-Jones and her father-in-law had a special bond and were spotted on many occasions together: ball games, golfing, star-studded events, and family get-togethers to name a few. Kirk Douglas welcomed Catherine Zeta-Jones into the family, warmly ever since she and his son began dating. The two reportedly met in 1998 after being introduced by Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith at the Deauville Film Festival in France. She ended up becoming Michael Douglas' second wife and the two had a luxurious wedding in 2000.
When the couple began dating, their age difference caught the eye of the tabloids. "Historically, older men and younger women have been together," Zeta-Jones said dismissively to CNN's Larry King in a 2001 television interview, according to E!Online. "When my mother was telling me about men and telling me the facts of life, she never actually put an age bracket on it. And it's so funny, because Michael and my parents are the same age. So, my parents, whenever they see us together, never even question that there was a 25-year age difference."
The couple has been through many hard times together, from Michael’s cancer diagnosis to their son Cameron's imprisonment, but Zeta-Jones and Douglas are truly committed to staying by each other's side. The couple briefly split in 2013 but they were so sure they'd get back together that Michael Douglas did not even take off his ring. The happily married Chicago star Zeta-Jones told Good Housekeeping in 2016 on celebrating 15 years of marriage at the time, "It was great. Just the two of us at one of our favorite restaurants, laughing that we haven’t killed each other yet – and that we are still alive! Fifteen years is a long time. You’ve got to keep the home fires burning! It’s a long road and I think people today are so quick to throw in the towel on marriage. You have to give it your best shot and not give up when the first problem arises, because that won’t be the last problem. There will be many more down the road."