Winslet marries for a third time

2012-12-27 14:10

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London – Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has married her third husband in a secret ceremony. She tied the knot with Richard Branson’s nephew, Ned RocknRoll, The Sun tabloid reported.

Winslet (37) was given away by her “Titanic” co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, at an intimate service in New York in early December attended by a few close friends and family, according to the paper.

Although Winslet’s spokesperson 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 Jim Threapleton in 1998, 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 island of Anguilla in May 2003 and their son, Joe Alfie, was born seven months later, but they announced an amicable split in 2010.

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