Catherine Zeta-Jones Opens Up About Having More Kids and Her Bipolar Disorder

InStyle December 2012 Cover

By Kim Grundy

Rock of Ages actress Catherine Zeta-Jones graced the December cover of InStyle magazine and opened up about the possibility of having more kids with husband Michael Douglas.

Zeta-Jones, 43, and Douglas have two children together, 12-year-old Dylan Michael and 9-year-old Carys Zeta, and the Grammy-Award winning star said that her daughter recently asked her if she was going to get another sibling.

“My daughter asked me if we were going to have more kids. I said no. She said, ‘Well if you do, I hope it’s not a girl. I don’t want to share the jewelry.’ Smart kid,” Zeta-Jones joked.

She joked during another interview that Douglas, who is 25 year older than her, had helped her decide if they should have more kids.

“Michael said he doesn’t want to be too old where I have to push him in a wheelchair as well as [push] a stroller,” she said.

The actress surprised many last April when she checked into a mental health clinic to treat her bipolar disorder after dealing with the stress of her husband’s diagnosis of throat cancer.

“It’s not easy. I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable,” she told InStyle. “I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.”

Zeta-Jones said that exercise helps to improve her mood – -along with giving her that amazing bod! “I don’t have a trainer. Crazy, right? But I don’t need anyone to motivate me. I love exercise, even things like the elliptical and stretching. It really helps my mood too, which, with the bipolar thing, is important.”

You may be surprised at her interesting choice of exercise equipment. “I’m obsessed with hula-hooping. I do it for 20 minutes a day. I don’t use the old-fashioned hollow plastic kind we had when we were kids, but I discovered a new one at Danskin that’s smaller and weighted,” she said.

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  1. Thank you for this article. I admire celebrities who open up about their struggles with mental illness. It helps increase awareness and decrease stigma.

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