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Michael Douglas remains optimistic as ever that his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones will survive their recent separation. The 69-year-old Last Vegas star stopped by The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Monday, Oct. 21, where he opened up about his 12-year union to the 44-year-old Welsh actress.
"I've been away for a while, but everything should hopefully be on the up and up," said Michael, who wed the Playing for Keeps actress in a lavish ceremony in November 2000. "Sometimes people take a little bit of a break, but it doesn't necessarily mean that's the end. I'm very hopeful." (Over the weekend, the Emmy winner told E! News he's "doing great" and things are looking "onwards and upwards" with Zeta-Jones.)