Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas was seen walking his 7-year-old daughter Carys to school in New York City on Thursday (September 16).
The 65-year-old Wall Street star – who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV throat-cancer – opened up to Parade about his family with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, including their 10-year-old son Dylan:
Do you know what absolute happiness is? For me, it is to wake up my kids in the morning—these little pieces of innocence—to wake them and find they’re so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it. And oh God, is that rare! So I think, Who knows what’s next? Right now, we’re here, we’re together, we’re happy.”
Douglas went on to talk about his son Cameron, with ex-wife Diandra Luker, who is currently serving a 5-year prison sentence for selling methamphetamine.
“My son’s 31 years old. Cameron is a really capable guy who conducted himself atrociously,” Douglas said. “In the last few years, he was strung out. I missed him. Incarceration really gets your attention, finally. This might be enough now. My visiting him is very limited, but I know I have my son back. I talk to him. Cameron will be away for a long while. Hopefully, as he does his time and begins his rehab, we’ll have the best shot at his recovery. I assume responsibility to support him the best I can.”
Has the A-list couple discussed big brother’s stint in prison with their young kids?
“Catherine and I always try to be completely honest with them. I’ve taken them to federal prison to visit Cameron,” Douglas said. “The last thing they need is to get this information from outside sources rather than experiencing it firsthand with a parent who can help them understand.”
On his prognosis, Douglas said, “Life is not all ha-ha-ha. But I’m in good spirits. I’m an optimistic guy. Nothing has deterred me from my belief that I am going to beat this. My doctors’ prognosis is for a full recovery. I have no reason to doubt them.”