Michael Douglas Reveals That The Family Moved To NYC Because Of His Son Dylan's 'Special Needs'

Fri, September 17, 2010 3:43pm EDT by Add first Comment

The real reason Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones moved their family from Bermuda to New York is so that their son Dylan can go to a specialized school.

Michael Douglas is currently battling throat cancer, but the 65-year-old is putting his family first. The Wall Street 2 star, who has been walking his daughter, Carys, 7, to school each day before his chemo sessions, has revealed why he and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40, made the decision to move their family back to the US from Bermuda. They did it for their son, Dylan, 10. “One of our kids has some special needs and it was recommended that he go to a special school in the New York area,” explained Michael.

The Oscar winner — who has an older son, Cameron, 31, who is currently serving a prison sentence on drug charges — says having a second family with Catherine at this late stage in his life has given him a chance to put his career second and his family first (something he admits he didn’t always do with Cameron). “My littlest kids see more of me than Cameron did,” admits Michael, who was often away from home on a film set while Cameron was growing up.

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“These little pieces of innocence — to wake them and find they’re so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it. And oh God is that rare!” he’s said about Dylan  and Carys. And now, as he tackles the biggest fight of his life against cancer, we’re sure his kids are giving him strength and comfort.

–Amy L. Harper

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