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Michael Douglas says his kids’ university thought he was the grandfather on parents’ day

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Michael Douglas, the renowned actor, recently opened up about the challenges of being an older parent in an interview with The Telegraph.

Reflecting on an awkward encounter at a university campus while visiting one of his children, the Fatal Attraction star recalled being mistaken for a grandparent rather than a parent.

Douglas shares two children, Dylan, 23, and Carys, who just turned 21, with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. Both kids attended Brown University, with Dylan graduating in 2022. Despite the age gap, Douglas described his younger children as “extraordinary beings” and expressed gratitude for the joy they have brought into his life.

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In the interview, Douglas also discussed his long-standing relationship with Zeta-Jones and how they are adjusting to their empty nest now that their children are grown. He shared that they have been together for nearly 25 years and mentioned the challenges of aging, such as finding certain activities more difficult.

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On Carys’ 21st birthday, Douglas took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to his daughter, calling her a source of happiness for him and the world. The post featured a picture of the father-daughter duo at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, where Douglas was honored with the Palme d’Or award.

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