Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones Love to Gross Their Kids Out with Their Proposal Story

Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas

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We love looking back at where our favorite celebrity love stories got their start. And Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones' happily-ever-after is one of Hollywood's greats. With a successful 15-year marriage under their belts, their super sweet, almost two-decades-long love story is certainly nothing to shake a stick at. But where did it all start? Well, it turns out that these silver screen legends like to tease their two children with that exact story!

Before the movie star duo tied the knot in a glitzy Plaza Hotel wedding and Catherine Zeta Jones wowed the world with her legendary, Christian Lacroix six-figure wedding dress (it cost a whopping $140,000, to be exact!), Michael Douglas had to pop the question. It's been 16 years since the A-list actor got down on one knee, whisking his bride off to the Rocky Mountains to propose. And the still head-over-heels couple recently took the entire clan back to their exact proposal spot for a little romantic reminiscing. "It was great!" Douglas told People magazine of his family's trip. "We went back to Aspen, Colorado where I did propose to Catherine, New Years Eve 1999, so I would never forget it. It's very easy to remember." Not a bad plan, we must say!

While the happily-wedded couple couldn't have been more excited to return to their proposal spot and the house in which they stayed in all those years ago — with Catherine even posting a photo of the romantic locale to Instagram — their teenage children were a little less excited about their parents recalling those ooey-gooey memories!

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"We went to the house where I was," Douglas explained. "They let us in and everything else. I showed them where the chair was and they were like 'Ew, this is gross!'"

Well, at least we think it's cute, Douglas!

16 years ago, this was the spot where my husband proposed.

A photo posted by Catherine Zeta-Jones (@catherinezetajones) on

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