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Michael Douglas, 75, says ‘younger bride’ Catherine Zeta-Jones makes him ‘feel good’

Michael Douglas blew out 75 candles on Sept. 25, the same day his longtime wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, turned 50. It’s an age difference that he’s both noticed and enjoyed since they began dating in the late ‘90s.

“Having a younger bride makes me feel good on one side,” Douglas said on Thursday’s edition of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Then, he mentioned his famous father, Kirk Douglas, who turns 103 in December.

“I’ve got the old man over here on the other side, who still has a full head of hair,” the “Fatal Attraction” star said. “It’s all good. You can’t be an idiot about it. So 75, I look at the 15-year program, if I still got my marbles by the time I’m 90. After that, it’s all golden.”

Douglas and Zeta-Jones married in 2000, after they were introduced by his close friend and sometimes co-star Danny DeVito. They share two kids, 19-year-old son Dylan and daughter, Carys, 16. (His older son, 40-year-old Cameron, was born to Douglas and his first wife, Diandra Luker.) Douglas and Zeta-Jones split briefly in 2013 — following his struggle with cancer — but they ultimately decided to reunite, making them one of the longer-lasting couples in Hollywood.

For her part, Zeta-Jones has attributed their success as a couple to being “open and honest.”

She never saw the couple’s 25-year age difference as a bad thing, either.

“When my mother was telling me about men and telling me the facts of life, she never actually put an age bracket on it,” the “Chicago” actress told CNN’s Larry King in July 2001. “And it’s so funny, because Michael and my parents are the same age. So they — my parents — when they see us together, never even question that there was a 25-year age difference.”

Douglas and Zeta-Jones will celebrate their 19th anniversary next month

Michael Douglas, 75, talks getting older and worrying about his daredevil 19-year-old son Dylan

Two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas chatted about getting older and his daredevil teenage son Dylan in a sneak peek from Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Last month, the Avengers: Endgame actor and his second wife Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrated their 75th and 50th birthdays, and his famous father Kirk turned 102 last December.

‘Having a younger bride makes me feel good on one side and I’ve got the old man over here on the other side,’ Michael explained on the daytime talk show.

Sneak peek! Two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas chatted about getting older and his daredevil teenage son Dylan in Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Sneak peek! Two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas chatted about getting older and his daredevil teenage son Dylan in Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

‘I still have a full head of hair. So it’s all good. You know, you can’t be an idiot about it. So 75, I look at it like the 15-year program. If I still got my marbles by the time I’m 90, so I’m kind of thinking about that and after that, it’s all golden.’

The Traffic co-stars first met in 1996 at the Deauville Film Festival, and they’ve remained together despite a six-month split in 2013.

Douglas now stresses over the daring stunts his 19-year-old son pulls, like skydiving near Montreal and cliffdiving in Sicely.

‘I remember that age. It’s a hormonal thing, I think, for boys – testing yourself,’ the New Jersey-born silver fox said.

Well preserved trio: Last month, the Avengers: Endgame actor and his second wife Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrated their 75th and 50th birthdays (pictured September 25)

His famous father Kirk turned 102 last December (pictured September 24)

Well preserved trio: Last month, the Avengers: Endgame actor and his second wife Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrated their 75th and 50th birthdays, and his famous father Kirk (R) turned 102 last December

Michael explained on the daytime talk show: 'Having a younger bride makes me feel good on one side and I've got the old man over here on the other side'

Michael explained on the daytime talk show: ‘Having a younger bride makes me feel good on one side and I’ve got the old man over here on the other side’

'So it's all good!' The stage IV tongue cancer survivor also boasted about his 'full head of hair'

‘So it’s all good!’ The stage IV tongue cancer survivor also boasted about his ‘full head of hair’

‘What I did not like is he was the first one to jump. “Don’t be the first one to jump, schmuck. Let a couple other people go over first to test if there’s any rocks in there or anything else. Just don’t be first.”‘

Michael is also father to 16-year-old daughter Carys with the Welsh Oscar winner, and 40-year-old Cameron with his ex-wife #1 Diandra Luker.

Host Ellen DeGeneres just so happened to executive produce Douglas’ next acting project voicing grumpy inventor Guy-Am-I in Green Eggs and Ham, which starts streaming November 8 on Netflix.

‘No, I did not enjoy [my first voiceover gig]. It’s hard work,’ the five-time Golden Globe winner groaned.

'I remember that age. It's a hormonal thing, I think, for boys - testing yourself': Douglas now stresses over the daring stunts his 19-year-old son pulls, like skydiving near Montreal and cliffdiving in Sicely (pictured August 27)

‘I remember that age. It’s a hormonal thing, I think, for boys – testing yourself’: Douglas now stresses over the daring stunts his 19-year-old son pulls, like skydiving near Montreal and cliffdiving in Sicely (pictured August 27)

The New Jersey-born silver fox said: 'What I did not like is he was the first one to jump. "Don't be the first one to jump, schmuck. Let a couple other people go over first to test if there's any rocks in there or anything else. Just don't be first"'

The New Jersey-born silver fox said: ‘What I did not like is he was the first one to jump. “Don’t be the first one to jump, schmuck. Let a couple other people go over first to test if there’s any rocks in there or anything else. Just don’t be first”‘

Texting away! Michael is also father to 16-year-old daughter Carys (pictured Wednesday) with the Welsh Oscar winner, and 40-year-old Cameron with his ex-wife #1 Diandra Luker

Texting away! Michael is also father to 16-year-old daughter Carys (pictured Wednesday) with the Welsh Oscar winner, and 40-year-old Cameron with his ex-wife #1 Diandra Luke

‘First of all, you have to overdo it, right? You gotta be larger than life and you’re sure you’re way off the top. But I’m sort of at this point in my life where I’m trying to do things that I’ve never done before.’

Jared Stern’s 14-episode animated series based on Dr. Seuss’ 1960 children’s book also features Diane Keaton, Daveed Diggs, Keegan-Michael Key, Tracy Morgan, and John Turturro.

Michael reunites with his War of the Roses co-stars Danny DeVito and Kathleen Turner in the eight-episode second season of The Kominsky Method, which starts streaming October 25 on Netflix.

The UCSB grad executive produces and stars as acting coach Sandy Kominsky in the comedy series also starring Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, and Nancy Travis.

Starts streaming November 8 on Netflix! Host Ellen DeGeneres just so happened to produce Douglas' next acting project voicing grumpy inventor Guy-Am-I in Green Eggs and Ham

Starts streaming November 8 on Netflix! Host Ellen DeGeneres just so happened to produce Douglas’ next acting project voicing grumpy inventor Guy-Am-I in Green Eggs and Ham

The five-time Golden Globe winner groaned: 'No, I did not enjoy [my first voiceover gig]. It's hard work. First of all, you have to overdo it, right? You gotta be larger than life and you're sure you're way off the top'

Michael added: 'But I'm sort of at this point in my life where I'm trying to do things that I've never done before'

The five-time Golden Globe winner groaned: ‘No, I did not enjoy [my first voiceover gig]. It’s hard work. First of all, you have to overdo it, right? You gotta be larger than life and you’re sure you’re way off the top. But I’m sort of at this point in my life where I’m trying to do things that I’ve never done before’

Starts streaming October 25 on Netflix! Michael reunites with his War of the Roses co-stars Danny DeVito (L) and Kathleen Turner in the second season of The Kominsky Method

Starts streaming October 25 on Netflix! Michael reunites with his War of the Roses co-stars Danny DeVito (L) and Kathleen Turner in the second season of The Kominsky Method

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