Catherine Zeta-Jones discovers her son went skydiving - via Instagram

Catherine Zeta-Jones wasn't too impressed.
Catherine Zeta-Jones wasn't too impressed. Photo: Instagram/DylanDouglas

If you have teens, you'll understand all too well that modern parenthood is finding out what your kids are up to - via social media.

That's precisely how Catherine Zeta-Jones learned that her son, 19-year-old Dylan, whom she shares with husband Michael Douglas, had jumped out of a plane last week.

"Don't tell mum," Dylan wrote on Instagram, where he shared footage of his skydive. 

"Mum just found out," Zeta-Jones wrote underneath, along with a healthy dose of unimpressed emoji.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don’t tell mom...

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"I wasn't the camera man," Dylan's 74-year-old dad wrote, ensuring he wasn't implicated in the clandestine dive.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But while the teen's dare-devil antics might be giving her heart palpitations, Zeta-Jones is already missing the Brown University student. The 49-year-old actress shared a video of Dylan and her daughter, 16-year-old daughter, Carys, dancing before heading back to school. "My babes are going back to school! Miss 'em already," she said. "They fill a room."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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While the pair had been kept out of the limelight as youngsters, both are now active on social media and following in their famous parents' acting footsteps.

Speaking to ET last year, Zeta-Jones said of her kids, "The other night we had my son on FaceTime saying something about some role and then my daughter, who was auditioning for her school play," Zeta-Jones said. "I'm talking about my show, [Douglas'] talking about his show. We both went, like, 'This is four actors at one table, it's too much.'"

And there's no shortage of talent between the pair either.

"We'd be the first to say, 'I don't know whether they got it.' [We wouldn't] say that blatantly to them, but [we'd] kinda guide them towards something else," Zeta-Jones said. "But it's so evidently clear that they have it and they get it. They know it's a craft. It's not a quick fix of getting a YouTube show."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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