Michael Douglas 'Working Things Out' With Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Only hours before thanking his estranged wife in his Emmys speech Sunday night, Michael Douglas was on the red carpet, telling the media how his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones might actually be on the mend.

"We're working things out, talking, and we'll see how she goes," he told People magazine.

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Douglas, 68, followed that up by making sure to include Zeta-Jones, 43, while accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, for HBO's Liberace bio-pic "Behind the Candelabra."

"I want to thank my wife, Catherine, for her support," he added at the end of his speech.

For a couple that announced at the end of August they were separated, Sunday was full of signs that the marriage might be getting back on track. And Douglas seemed to know all along his marriage would work out.

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He told reporters in Berlin at the beginning of the month that there was no crisis at home and that he and Zeta-Jones, married since 2000, were just taking some time.

"We are fine," he said. "My wife and I are fine."