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BBC Wales's Colette Hume
"The 30-year-old actress is said to be thrilled"
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Friday, 28 January, 2000, 08:26 GMT
Catherine Zeta Jones 'pregnant'

Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas The baby is said to be due in June


Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones is pregnant with fiance Michael Douglas's baby, it is reported.

The Welsh actress became pregnant three months ago and is said to be thrilled at the prospect of becoming a mum for the first time, reports The Sun.

Quoting a source close to the actress, the paper claims that the 30-year-old was forced to cancel an appearance at last Sunday's Golden Globe awards ceremony because she was suffering from morning sickness.

Her parents Pat and Dai, from Mumbles, near Swansea, are thought to be flying out to Los Angeles to offer her support during the pregnancy.


Catherine Zeta Jones The actress broke the news to her parents last week
Entrapment star Catherine is said to have pulled out of a movie called Beyond Borders, co-starring Kevin Costner, because the filming schedule would have clashed with her pregnancy.

Catherine and her 55-year-old fiance are said to be expecting the baby in late June or early July. She broke the news to her family last week.

She said she and Michael, who has a son Cameron, 20, from his marriage to estranged wife Diandra, were thrilled.

The couple plan to wed in the autumn after Michael's divorce from Diandra comes through.

Wedding venue unknown

It is rumoured they will tie the knot on 25 September - the birthday they both share.

The location for the ceremony is still uncertain with Ms Zeta Jones reported to be wavering almost hourly between Douglas's Majorcan estate and a tiny chapel near the bride's Welsh home.

Michael Douglas's brother - Eric - was quoted earlier this month as saying that the actress had changed her mind "about every 30 minutes since Michael proposed".

The final choice is still unclear, but Clyne Chapel may be too small to hold the number of guests they plan to invite.

2m diamond ring

The couple met at a film festival in August 1998 and began dating last March.

He proposed to Catherine - who shot to fame in the UK in the ITV drama Darling Buds Of May - at his holiday home in the American ski resort of Aspen.

He presented her with a 2m antique diamond engagement ring.

The pair are now reported to be sorting out details of a pre-nuptial agreement.

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