Michael Douglas Opens Up About Sharing A Home With His Ex-Wife

Michael Douglas has opened up about the "uncomfortable" experience of sharing a home with his ex-wife. According to the Daily Mail, the actor had shared his luxurious Majorcan property with his ex, Diandra Luker, with each of them spending up to six months a year in the home.

However, Douglas has now bought out his ex-wife's share of the 250-acre S'Estaca estate and revealed during an interview with the Ultima Hora newspaper that he and his current wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, are "much more comfortable" living in their home without his ex-wife as a part-owner.

"It was very uncomfortable sharing the property with my ex-wife Diandra," he revealed to the publication. "Six months for each of us wasn't very pleasant for anyone. Catherine is very happy here, especially now that we don't share with Diandra. She feels much more comfortable," the actor added.

Douglas and Luker divorced back in 2000 after 22 years of marriage. The pair have one child together and had previously decided to share the Majorca home as part of their divorce agreement. The property was put on the market back in 2014, but there was no successful offer at the time. 

Michael Douglas' Majorcan estate was built in the 19th century

The S'Estaca estate was built in the 19th century by Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria and is situated in the Tramuntana mountains. According to Architectural Digest, Douglas purchased the property with his ex-wife Luker back in 1990 for $3.5 million. After moving in, the actor renovated many areas of the estate which boasts two cottages, five apartments, a total of 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a home movie theater, an outdoor heated pool, a game room, a library, an outdoor kitchen, a wine-cellar, and it's very own vineyard.

"When I first saw S'Estaca in 1990, I also fell under its spell and bought the property," Douglas said previously of his beloved S'Estaca estate, adding that he has put his "own mark on the place" over the last 30 years, "completely modernizing and redecorating the old buildings that were built by the archduke."

The "Fatal Attraction" star also revealed that he has shared the beautiful property with his family and A-list friends over the decades, including the likes of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jack Nicholson. "Many of my friends have stayed at S'Estaca and we have enjoyed wonderful times here together," he said previously, per Yahoo

Michael Douglas has been living in Majorca for 30 years

Throughout his interview with the Ultima Hora newspaper, Douglas also shared rare details of his everyday life living on the Spanish island, where he now resides with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their two children, son Dylan and daughter Carys.

"I devote at least two hours to reading the news. Then we do sport. Some days friends come over for lunch, we have a siesta and when we wake up it's when people in Los Angeles have begun to work so I can work from here with LA," the "Basic Instinct" star revealed.

Per The Daily Mail, Douglas has spent much of the past 30 years living in Majorca and the actor previously discussed how much the island means to him. "Even if we leave, Majorca will always be in our hearts and our lives ... We have spent many, many hours here and it's where I fell in love with Catherine, so for that reason the island means a lot to me and I am already part of its history," he commented.

Fans of Douglas and Zeta-Jones can keep up to date with their everyday lives on the island of Majorca on social media, where the couple regularly share snapshots of the estate on their respective Instagram accounts. 

Michael Douglas wants his property to become part of a World Heritage Site

Speaking to the Majorca Daily Bulletin, the actor opened up further about his love of the island, revealing that he loves "coming back to Mallorca" in between work because "it is the place I love the most in the world." 

During the interview, Douglas also disclosed that Zeta-Jones has been "decorating the house in her own way" after buying out his ex-wife, and revealed that he is working towards making the Tramuntana Mountains, where his home is situated, a World Heritage Site.

"I am now very involved with Tramuntana XXI, which is fighting to keep the ancient olive trees on the farms. We don't want the mountains to be built on. They should remain as they are." Douglas continued, "I focus on preserving the part of the heritage that has to do with history and beauty."