Why Catherine Zeta-Jones was inspired to share bikini photos from her vacation in Mexico

By Gemma Strong

Don't get mad, get even! Catherine Zeta-Jones was left frustrated when she was recently photographed in her bikini by the paparazzi without her approval. Taking matters into her own hands, the actress had her husband Michael Douglas snap some brand new images to share on her social media instead. Catherine — who is currently enjoying a sunshine break in Mexico with Michael — explained her decision to do so to fans, aptly dubbing her pictures as "a better option for viewing".

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYCatherine Zeta-Jones has shared her own bikini photos with fans after being pictured on holiday

The 47-year-old star certainly made her point, looking sensational in a black bikini highlighting her trim figure. "If I looked as fantastic as you after children I'd be very happy," one follower commented. "A cracking role model for us Welsh ladies." Another added: "Queen of looking young at any age!!! Goddess!!!"

Catherine and Michael are set to celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico, along with their two children, Dylan, 16, and 13-year-old Carys. In a sunset selfie shared on Facebook, the 72-year-old actor told fans: "Spending turkey day and giving thanks with the family in beautiful Mexico. Happy Thanksgiving!!!"

Catherine and husband Michael Douglas are celebrating Thanksgiving in Mexico

The Hollywood couple have been going strong after a brief split in 2013, and celebrated their 16-year wedding anniversary this year. In February, Michael told Entertainment Tonight that his fondest memory involves his beautiful wife. "It would probably be the Deauville Film Festival in 1999 when I met Catherine," he sweetly said. "That's the best memory I got."

Earlier this month, Michael opened up further about the couple's first encounter in France. "I was over at the Deauville Film Festival and I saw that next night of the festival Catherine was going to be there with Zorro so I asked the gentleman, my publicist, 'I'd really like to meet her can you find out if I can have a drink with her'… So I just finished my whole promotion tour… And she arrived so I was feeling no pain, I was celebrating, I was relaxed," he told chat show host Jonathan Ross.

The Hollywood couple with their two children, Dylan and Carys

"I met her in the bar and was a total gentleman then they had to go off and do their work and I said, ‘By chance will you come back if you want to have a nightcap and stuff?' She came back after her work and we sat there for a little while and I said to her after about half an hour, 'You know, I'm going to be the father of your children.'"

"It sounded good but she 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.' And so I thought, 'I totally blew it… I've just destroyed it so I said… 'I've got to get some roses to her' and I couldn't believe it, by the time that Catherine arrived in Mull… they got her some flowers and an apology so yes it worked out OK!"

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