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Should have ended first marriage sooner: Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas admits his marriage to first wife Diandra should have come to an end ten years earlier.

Written by PTI | London |
August 9, 2013 2:14:02 pm

Hollywood star Michael Douglas thinks his marriage to first wife Diandra should have come to an end ten years earlier than it did.

The 68-year-old Academy Award-winning actor was hitched to

Diandra Luker from 1977 to 2000 and separated in 1995.

Douglas said he felt the need to keep the relationship going as long as possible,reported Daily Mirror.

“I know I am going to get into trouble here. I have nothing against her and in fact I am very fond of my first wife. But we should have ended that marriage eight or ten years earlier,” Douglas said.

“It took me too long to realise that if you go to a marriage counsellor to resolve problems,it is in his interest to keep the marriage going.

Because if I end the marriage he is got no business. I think Diandra would probably say the same thing. That is the only clear regret that I have,” the actor said.

After finalising his divorce in June 2000,Douglas married current wife Catherine Zeta Jones that same year in November and the couple now have children Dylan,12,and Carys,10,together.

Diandra was reportedly awarded USD 45 million in the divorce settlement,and in 2011,she sued her ex-husband for

half of his earnings from the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,but the lawsuit was later thrown out.

The actor’s son Cameron with Diandra was recently jailed for drug offences.

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