Troubled CATHERINE ZETA-JONES is at the center of a bombshell drugs, booze and cheating scandal as her 12-year marriage to MICHAEL DOUGLAS disintegrates into a possible $300 million divorce battle.
The ENQUIRER has uncovered the shocking secrets behind the split – including vicious fights over Catherine’s dangerous habit of mixing alcohol with her bipolar disorder medications as well as cancer-survivor Michael’s “obsession” that his gorgeous raven-haired wife still carries a torch for her playboy ex-beau.
“In the end, something had to give,” said a friend. “They were driving each other crazy. Catherine’s drinking was making her even more despondent… and Michael couldn’t control his jealousy. At his darkest hour, while he was battling throat cancer, he became convinced that Catherine still had feelings for her old boyfriend and was going to leave him.”
Following a series of ENQUIRER stories about the couple’s crumbling union, their reps finally admitted they were “taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.”
The cracks in the union began to appear months ago – before Catherine was readmitted to a psych ward in April for her bipolar disorder. Most of their arguments centered around her drinking, according to an insider.