Catherine Zeta-Jones Says Quarantine with Kids Has Been 'Wonderful': 'We Were Early Empty-Nesters'

"It was just breakfast lunch and dinner all together," the actress gushed

For Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, quarantine provided the opportunity to have "a wonderful" reunion for their family.

On Wednesday, the 50-year-old actress appeared on the Today show and gushed about having her two children — daughter Carys, 17, and son Dylan, 19 — back home amid the coronavirus lockdown.

"It was lovely... First of all, I’m a bit of a homebody anyway. I love my four walls. There’s things I can do for hours in my house and I’m very complacent, very happy," the mother of two explained.

"But Michael and I were kind of early empty-nesters, because our son Dylan is off at college and our daughter, Carys, goes to school in Europe," she said. "So all of a sudden they descended on back into our home and it was just wonderful. It was just breakfast, lunch and dinner all together."

Zeta-Jones joked that her son was surprised at how well the family fared all under the same roof.

"Supposedly...we’ve been much better than a lot of his friends’ families," she laughed. "He said, ‘Mom, you have no idea. James is not talking to his dad, he’s not talking to his mom.’ And I said, ‘Well, we’re doing pretty well.’”

The only thing missing from her family reunion was the Oscar winner's mother, Patricia Fair.

Catherine Zeta-Jones talks to Hoda and Maria Shriver about her kids returning home for quarantine, her new makeup line and the shoes she created with Butterfly Twists.
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"The one bad thing about it is that my mom lives in Britain, so I have yet to see her because I’ve been quarantining out of the state so that I could pick up my daughter," the star explained. "Now I’m looking forward to seeing my mom."

"But we’ve been very well and I thank God that we’ve been healthy throughout," Zeta-Jones added. Zeta-Jones/Instagram
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Carys Douglas. Catherine Zeta-Jones/Instagram

Zeta-Jones also praised her daughter for receiving a "great report card" recently, adding that the teenager was on "cloud nine" from the good news.

Over the weekend, the proud mom shared a stunning photo of her daughter hitting a model-like pose while standing barefoot in a garden wearing a white silk maxi dress

"My girl, in the garden," Zeta-Jones captioned the photo of her look-alike daughter.

Fans were quick to shower the 17-year-old in praise, and commented on the similarities between the mother-daughter duo.

"Beautiful like mummy ❤️," one fan wrote, while another added, "Stunning like her mum xx ❤️❤️."

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