The best things in life are worth waiting for!
We all know that romantic spot in Aspen where Michael Douglas proposed to his love Catherine Zeta Jones — but we didn't realize she made him work for it!
Turns out, the 46-year-old actress turned down the Fatal Attraction star's initial proposal back in 2000… Playin' hard to get girl, we see you!
During an interview on ITV's Lorraine on Tuesday, the 71-year-old recounted the story of getting CZJ to agree to marry him:
"I proposed to her in Aspen, it was December 31, 1999, so I would never forget. Both of us were sick as dogs because we had flu. I proposed to her at the turn of 2000. She said no…"
Well, we all know how that turned out!
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Despite a brief split in 2013, the parents of Carys, 13, and Dylan, 16, are happier than ever!
And we're sure the pressure of Douglas' throat cancer diagnosis back in 2010 has certainly been relieved now that he's better and back to work — something he wasn't sure would happen.
He told the outlet: