Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet marries for third time
LONDON: Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has married her third husband in a secret ceremony — tying the knot with Richard Branson’s nephew Ned RocknRoll, The Sun tabloid reported on Thursday.
Winslet, 37, was given away by her “Titanic” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio at an intimate service in New York attended by just a few close friends and family in early December, according to the paper.
Although Winslet’s spokeswoman confirmed the actress had married, it came as a surprise to her family — her father Roger told The Sun “What are you going on about?” when he was asked.
Her new 34-year-old husband, who changed his name from Abel Smith, works part-time for his tycoon uncle’s space venture Virgin Galactic. He began dating Winslet last year.
Winslet first married in 1998 to Jim Threapleton, who was assistant director on “Hideous Kinky” in which she starred. They had a daughter, Mia Honey, in 2000 but split up the following year.
Husband number two was Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning British director of “American Beauty”.They married in a ceremony on the Caribbean is land of Anguillain May 2003 and their son Joe Alfie was born seven months later, but they announced an amicable split in 2010.