Michael Douglas Oral Sex Claim Torpedoed Marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, Source Claims

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Michael Douglas' nearly 13-year marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones "went downhill" immediately after his HPV admission, according to a new report.

The 68-year-old actor claimed that his throat cancer may have been derived from contracting the sexually transmitted disease via giving oral sex.

His wife was reportedly not pleased, to say the absolutely least.

"It all went downhill from there," a source told The Sun (UK).

Oral sex or not, their mutual health issues have been widely blamed for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones' separation, which they just announced.

Zeta-Jones suffers from bipolar disorder and most recently checked into rehab for depression in May. Douglas has fought a long battle with throat cancer.

The couple's health problems led to other issues, as well.

Supposedly the media circus and "stress has taken a toll on their relationship" and insiders say the couple have lost touch with each other entirely.

Whatever the reason, a representative for the couple confirmed now that they are "taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage."

Zeta-Jones, 43, and Douglas were introduced in 1998 and married in late 2000, They share two young children together, Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10.

E! Online reports Douglas is still preparing to attend the Deauville American Film Festival this weekend, his first event since announcing his separation.

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Michael was one of my major crushes back in the day. And since then, I've been a big admirer of his. I don't think that his HPV comment cemented the nail in the coffin of thier marriage, I believe over time they just grow apart. The fact that they went through literal hell on earth with regards to mental and physical illnesses, makes things that more strained. Especially if all you really want to do is run a way from eachother. I feel terrible for thier young children. Let's hope they'll at least have an amicable divorce. Because we all know it's coming.

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Marriage is hard. Celebrity marriage is harder. Huge age gaps even harder. Add bipolar and you might as well sign the divorce papers the same day marriage licenses are issued. That being said, I hope they had SOME good times together and take that with them. I doubt HPV- oral sex announcement was the deal breaker. It was all the other stuff added up. Best wishes to them both on their individual journeys.