Being a world famous celebrity, as Catherine Zeta-Jones is, has a lot of perks. It can be glamorous and exciting, but one of the major drawbacks is that people will be watching you, even at your most private moments.
Paparazzi, in particular, are known for being intrusive and can hound celebrities to the point that they can take embarrassing photos or intrude on private moments.
So how does a celebrity fight back? Simple, they deny the paparazzi his scoop.
Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones was able to do just that when a photographer secretly took pictures of her wearing a bikini. She was out on vacation on a beach getaway in Mexico with husband, Michael Douglas, at the time.
Knowing full well that paparazzi are paid well for exclusive photos of stars in such private moments, Zeta-Jones decided that she, instead, would share a photo herself to the public using her own social media account. This cleverly removed the all-important "exclusive shot" part of the photos.
Posting to Instagram, the actress shared a collage of two pictures of her in a bikini and captioned it with: "Pissed the paparazzi photographed my ass, thus sharing the photographs my husband took of my ass. Always a better option for viewing". And, in what appears to be a whimsical way to mock the paparazzi, Zeta-Jones ended it with a winking smile emoticon.
Though the paparazzi were still able to capture several pictures of her and her husband, Zeta-Jones is right in saying that her photos are the better option.
The Hollywood power couple, who have been married since 2000, were vacationing with their two kids: 16 year old son Dylan, and 13 year old Cary. Thankfully though their are no photographs of the two.
Douglas and Zeta-Jones just celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary last September, and have endured the test of time, despite a brief separation on 2013. Their relationship seems to be stronger than ever.
"Fifteen years is a long time. You’ve got to keep the home fires burning!" Zeta-Jones previously said in a March interview with a March interviewGood Housekeeping. "It’s a long road and I think people today are so quick to throw in the towel on marriage. You have to give it your best shot and not give up when the first problem arises, because that won’t be the last problem. There will be many more down the road."