Catherine Zeta-Jones looks "awesome" in her recent nude photo shoot
The Welsh actress posed naked for the current edition of Allure magazine to celebrate turning 40. Michael, 65, was shocked when Catherine told him she was planning to strip off and even more blown away when he saw the sexy images.
"Those pictures? Well, look, first of all, Catherine`s 40 years old and those pictures were hot!" he said. "They were just awesome pictures. They kind of came out of the blue.
"This photographer that she works with she knows very well and feels comfortable with and he`s very good and so, I mean, why not?
"She doesn`t make a regular thing about it. It`s probably been at least 10 years, 15 years since she`s done a layout, so I was very proud."
Catherine is currently starring in Broadway play A Little Night Music in New York. The role sees her don layers of petticoats every day, and Michael thinks wearing so many clothes onstage made her yearn to pose without anything on at all.
"Being on Broadway and playing sort of a period picture with all these crinolines and all these big, thick skirts, and cinched up and everything, I think she felt like she wanted to show the other side for a little bit," he explained.
Michael and Catherine are preparing to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. They have two children together, Dylan, nine and seven-year-old Carys, and Michael admits he feels like that luckiest man in the world.
"I`m not complaining," Michael said in an interview with the Wales on Sunday newspaper. It`s looking pretty good right now. Whatever mistakes I did, you`re entitled to new chapters.
"Catherine and I are going to celebrate our 10th anniversary - you know, for the couple that was never going to last! We`ve got two great kids and I`m really proud of my movies, so it`s very seldom in life that you can look at your personal life and be satisfied and happy and look at your work and be happy. Usually, something`s got to give."