Kate Winslet has married for the third time in a secret ceremony, to fiancé Ned RocknRoll – the nephew of Sir Richard Branson – in New York.
The 37-year-old actress was given away by her Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio at an intimate service in the Big Apple.The actress’s spokesman told MailOnline: ‘I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock’nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family.’The couple had been engaged since the summer.’The service is said to have been so private that even Kate’s parents weren’t even aware she was walking down the aisle again.
Ned’s father Robert told The Sun: ‘It’s not something I know of – but nothing would surprise me with those two.’This is not the first time that Kate has wed in secret in 2003 she married film director Sam Mendes, her second husband, on an island in the Caribbean with just her daughter Mia and three friends. The actress split from the Skyfall director, who is the father of her son Joe, in March 2010 and they divorced a year later.Kate has a daughter Mia, 12, from her first marriage to Jim Threapleton. They split in 2001 after just three years together.
The Titantic actress first met Ned, the nephew of Sir Richard Branson, while on holiday at the Virgin mogul’s Necker Island.At the time she was dating model Louis Dowler who she was on holiday with.Kate made headlines when she rescued Mr Branson’s mother Eve from a burning building during Hurricane Irene.Among the Bransons was Ned Abel Smith, who changed his surname to ‘RocknRoll’ by deed poll some years ago The pair apparently hit it off, and soon after were revealed to be a couple.
Ned works for the space-travel branch of the Virgin empire.At the time a friend said Kate was ‘madly in love’ with Mr Rocknroll and believed he was ‘The One’.She told Harper’s Bazaar: ‘I feel that I’m just at the beginning of a new narrative, and it’s incredibly exciting.’Mr RocknRoll has previously been married to multimillionaire Viscount Cowdray’s daughter Eliza, whom he wed in a lavish ceremony in 2009 at Eliza’s family’s estate in Sussex. However the couple separated in April the following year.In September 2010 Ned told Eliza he had met ‘an amazing woman and she was making him really happy.’Eliza told The Daily Mail: ‘I guess I was surprised he had met someone like Kate. That was a little strange.
‘He hadn’t known her before. But he explained he’d met her on Necker in August, during the trip when the house burned down.’After her marriage to Mendes ended in 2010, Kate told Harper’s Bazaar: ‘I’ve had to remind myself to have those moments of being able to have a f***ing good cry, but it did take someone putting their hand on me – a gay male friend, actually, who put his hand on my shoulder and said: “It’s OK, you can cry about this, and maybe you should.”‘She added: ‘There’s no way that I’m going to allow my children to be f***ed up because my marriages haven’t worked out.
‘I so wish that that wasn’t the case, that that hadn’t happened in my life, but it has. So I will make the best of it.’Her first love was fellow actor Stephen Tredre, whom she dated for five years.She described him as ‘the most important person in my life, next to my family’, but he tragically died of bone cancer aged 34, soon after she finished filming Titanic. – DailyMail