Michael Douglas has admitted he made an embarrassing gaffe while getting his daughter’s graduation mistaken for her grandfather.
The Oscar nominee has three children, two of whom he shares with his wife Catherine Zeta Jones.
During an appearance on the Kelly Clarkson Show, the 76-year-old star recalled attending his daughter Carys’ high school graduation only to be the center of a case of mix-up.
“I’m so proud of her, ”he told the host. “But I have to tell you Kelly, it’s a bit tough when you walk out the door and the other parents say, ‘Oh congratulations, you must be so proud of your granddaughter’.”
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty ImagesMichael Douglas at the Golden Globes earlier this year
When Kelly let out a laugh, Michael continued: “I said, ‘Well, I don’t know, man. Yes OK’.”
He added that he didn’t take the comment personally and insisted, “You’re just trying to be nice.”
In addition to 18-year-old Carys, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones have a 20-year-old son named Dylan.
Later in his interview with Kelly, he talked about how he and the Chicago star got along as “empty nests” without their kids at home, admitting, “It’s scary, it’s really … it’s just you and me, baby” . “
Amy Sussman via Getty ImagesMichael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
The two have been married since 2000, with a lot of media talking about their age difference of 25 years.
The Behind The Candelabra actor also has a 43-year-old son, Cameron, from his first marriage with Diana Luker.