Veteran actor Michael Douglass thought he “totally blew” his chances with wife and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones after their first date.
The 72-year-old, who has been married to the 47-year-old actress for 16 years and have daughter Carys, 13, and son Dylan, 16, together, believed his chat up line, which saw him tell the brunette beauty he was going to be the father of her children, had scared away his spouse, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Speaking about the couple’s first date and the one liner on a TV show, Douglas said to Zeta Jones: “You know, I’m going to be the father of your children”.
However, the “Mask of Zorro” star didn’t seem impressed and after revealing to Douglas at the time she knew a lot” about him and his past, she swiftly left.
Speaking about his partner’s response, Douglas, who has a 37-year-old son, Cameron, from his previous relationship with Diandra Luker, said: “Catherine said ‘I’ve heard a lot about you and I’ve seen a lot about you and I think it’s time that I said goodnight.”
“So I thought ‘I’ve totally blew it.’ She was gone early the next morning and she went to Scotland. I thought ‘It’s all gone I’ve just destroyed it.'”
However, the “Fatal Attraction” star admitted he tried to make it up to Zeta-Jones by sending her a bouquet of roses and an apology note.