Michael Douglas, 76, says he was confused for his daughter Carys', 18, grandfather during graduation

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Michael Douglas has revealed that he was confused for his daughter Carys’ grandfather during her recent high school graduation in May.

The actor, 76, who shares Carys, 18, and Dylan, 20, with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, discussed the family milestone on Tuesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Michael said that it was a ‘little rough’ but insisted that he’s not going to take it ‘personally’ as the other parents at the ceremony were ‘just trying to be nice’.

Graduation: Michael Douglas has revealed that he was confused for his daughter Carys'  grandfather during her recent high school graduation in May (pictured with Dylan, Carys and Catherine L-R at the ceremony)

Graduation: Michael Douglas has revealed that he was confused for his daughter Carys’  grandfather during her recent high school graduation in May (pictured with Dylan, Carys and Catherine L-R at the ceremony) 

He said: ‘It was so wonderful, I’m so proud of her. But I gotta tell you Kelly, it’s a little rough when you’re going out the doors and the other parents are saying, “Oh congratulations, you must be so proud of your granddaughter”.’

Michael added: ‘I said, “Well, I don’t know, man. Yeah, okay.” I’m not gonna take it personal, they’re just trying to be nice.’ 

The actor also admitted that he and Catherine are worried about becoming ’empty nesters’ since the graduation as their son Dylan, who is currently a college student at Brown University, has already moved out their family home.

Michael said: ‘It’s scary. It really is. You look at each other and go, “Well, it’s just you and me babe”.’  

Milestone: The actor, 76, who shares Carys, 18, and Dylan, 20, with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, discussed the family milestone on Tuesday's episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show

Milestone: The actor, 76, who shares Carys, 18, and Dylan, 20, with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, discussed the family milestone on Tuesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show

The actor revealed in May that Carys had graduated from high school and shared a collection of sweet photos to his Instagram to mark the milestone.   

In one snap, Michael and Catherine proudly beamed with Carys, who wore a white skirt suit, and Dylan.

In a different photo, Dylan was seen affectionately picking up his little sister as she held her diploma.

Michael penned: ‘Congratulations to Carys and the entire class of 2021! Your Mom and I are so proud of you! We love you so much and we are so excited for your future as the best is yet to come! ❤️ Dad.’ 

'Rough': Michael said that it was a 'little rough' but insisted that he's not going to take it 'personally' as the other parents at the ceremony were 'just trying to be nice' (pictured with Catherine in February)

‘Rough’: Michael said that it was a ‘little rough’ but insisted that he’s not going to take it ‘personally’ as the other parents at the ceremony were ‘just trying to be nice’ (pictured with Catherine in February)  

The actor revealed in a 2019 interview with Closer Weekly that his daughter had decided to start attending boarding school. 

The previous year, Carys discussed her school life with Town And Country and said she would often face ‘snide remarks about her father’s age’, she said: ‘People would be like, “Your grandpa’s here to pick you up”.’   

Earlier this year, Carys celebrated her 18th birthday and her mother Catherine shared a sweet post to Instagram, writing: ‘You are everything, and everything is you. Thank you for the joy you bring me.’

Lovely: The actor revealed in May that Carys had graduated from high school and shared a collection of sweet photos to his Instagram to mark the milestone (Carys and her brother Dylan pictured during ceremony)

Lovely: The actor revealed in May that Carys had graduated from high school and shared a collection of sweet photos to his Instagram to mark the milestone (Carys and her brother Dylan pictured during ceremony)

The morning of her birthday Cerys texted her mother: ‘Thank you for giving birth to me!’ to which Catherine replied: ‘Oh, giving birth to you was my proudest moment!’

Catherine then joked: ‘Wait……….. Oscar?…….. No……… Definitely YOU!’ and added two crying laughing emoji at the end. 

She won her Oscar in 2002 for her supporting role in Chicago – and during both the film shoot and the awards show she was pregnant with Carys.

In a recent Today show interview, Catherine gushed that her ‘extremely bright’ children both want to follow their parents into the acting business.

‘Michael and I would be the first parents to say: “You know, maybe you should think of another career,” but we’ve seen how passionate they are about the craft,’ she said.

Catherine and Michael welcomed Dylan in August 2000 and married at the iconic Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue that November. 

Carys, whom Catherine was heavily pregnant with when she danced at the Oscars and accepted her trophy for Chicago, arrived in April 2003. 

Smitten: Catherine and Michael welcomed Dylan in August 2000 and married at the iconic Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue that November, they welcomed Carys in in April 2003 (pictured in 2019)

Smitten: Catherine and Michael welcomed Dylan in August 2000 and married at the iconic Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue that November, they welcomed Carys in in April 2003 (pictured in 2019) 

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