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Ever since announcing their separation, Michael Douglas has been pretty vocal about where things stand with his wife of 13 years, Catherine Zeta-Jones. And his Monday night visit to Jay Leno's show was no different.

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Though the actor's appearance was pegged to his new film, "Las Vegas," Leno was quick to check in on Douglas' personal life, asking for an update on the state of his marriage.

"[Things are] good, I hope. I've been away for a while, but everything should hopefully be on the up and up," said Douglas (via HuffPo). "Sometimes people take a little bit of a break, but [it] doesn't necessarily mean that's the end. So, I'm very hopeful."

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The 69-year-old "Behind the Candelabra" star was similarly positive at a promotional event for his movie in Nevada this week, telling People "things are great," and adding, "onward and upward.

Zeta-Jones, 44, has been less forthcoming about her personal life, though People reports that she was seen wearing her wedding ring in New York last week.

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The past year has beenMichael Douglas on Catherine Zeta-Jones separation: 'I'm very hopeful'

a challenging one for both actors, with Douglas recovering from cancer and struggling with his son's drug-related prison sentence, and Zeta-Jones receiving treatment for bipolar disorder.