Catherine Zeta-Jones, the renowned actress, took to her Instagram account to express her love and admiration for her daughter Carys, who was celebrating her 20th birthday. In a touching video, Zeta-Jones said, "20 years ago today my daughter Carys came into my arms and there is not a day I haven't cherished.
Happy Birthday beautiful lady."
The Significance of Carys' Name
The actress shared the meaning behind her daughter's unique name in the video. As a nod to her Welsh heritage, Zeta-Jones and her husband, Michael Douglas, chose a name that holds a special significance.
The name Carys is derived from the Welsh word "caru," which translates to "love." The video displayed a message that read, "Carys is a Welsh feminine given name derived from the word caru, 'to love.' "
A Moment to Cherish
The video showed a young Carys near a lake, talking about dancing.
Zeta-Jones, off-camera, asked her daughter to dance, and Carys launched into a tap dance for 15 seconds before her mother cut the performance. After her dance, Carys asked her mother, "How did you like that?" The video then swapped to a picture of an older Carys, with Zeta-Jones writing, "Happy 20th birthday.
I LOVE YOU CARYS."
Expressions of Love from Family and Fans
In addition to well wishes from fans, Carys was also shown a beautiful card from her mother. An audio clip played over a photo of Carys next to a guitar, in which her father said, "Now that you're leaving your teens, may this be a wonderful new year for you, darling.
I love you, Dad."
A Look Back at Carys' Childhood
Last December, Zeta-Jones, who plays Morticia in "Wednesday," shared a vintage video of her daughter as a little girl. In the caption, she wrote, "Carys, my real daughter as a little girl.
I have had a Wednesday Addams in my life for 19 years and 9 months. Morticia and I love you my little rain cloud."
A New Chapter in Life
After Carys graduated from high school, Douglas opened up about entering a new chapter in his life with Zeta-Jones.
He said, "It's scary. It really is. You look at each other and go, 'Well, it's just you and me, babe.' You forget how many conversations you sort of hide behind in terms of talking about your kids and what's going on next and that and one day you just look at each other.
But we're 20 years now, so all those good years of paying attention to each other are paying off now." In addition to Carys, Zeta-Jones and Douglas also have a 23-year-old son named Dylan.
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