After more than a decade of marriage, it's obvious that Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have a lot in common. Among the many things that the two share is the same birthday. The fact that both mom and dad celebrated their birthday on September 25 has to make it easier for son Dylan and daughter Carys. Catherine is turning 43 years old today while Michael is celebrating his 68th birthday, so you can bet the family is celebrating. As the power couple enjoyed the big day, there were plenty of things for them to be happy about. Here are some of the things that should bring some extra smiles to the two stars.
Michael is healthy
In 2010, the Oscar winning actor revealed that he had an advanced form of throat cancer. In a series of interviews, Michael said that his condition was discovered by Canadian doctors after several American physicians failed to diagnose it. He underwent a series of treatments, and ended up making a nice recovery. He was able to announce that the tumor was gone in early 2011, and his health seems to be in decent shape. Obviously, a second birthday without cancer has to make his family happy.
They're both working
Both stars have Oscars, but they aren't resting on their laurels. A cancer-free Michael starred in the thriller "Haywire" earlier this year, and he is currently working on the comedy "Last Vegas" with Robert De Niro. Meanwhile, Catherine returned to her musical roots earlier this year with a role in the Tom Cruise hit "Rock of Ages." She has several films due out in 2013, including the Steven Soderbergh thriller "The Bitter Pill."
They're renewing their vows
Later this year, the happy couple will renew their wedding vows after 12 strong years together. They had originally intended to renew their vows in 2010 but were forced to postpone it. Apparently, the timing is right because they have already planned the private ceremony for Christmas. "This is a happy time in their lives and they're both looking forward to a new beginning," said a source close to the couple. "Hopefully, they'll get to spend many more years together."
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