Kate Winslet has tied the knot for the third time to her boyfriend of just a year, Ned RocknRoll in a New York ceremony so secret that they didn’t invite their parents!
In lieu of her father, Winslet was given away by her close friend and ‘Titanic’ co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio. The wedding is said to have taken place earlier this month in a heated barn decorated with coloured lanterns, wild flowers and jam jars instead of vases. The 37-year old actress has been married twice before; firstly to director Jim Threapleton, the father of her daughter Mia and then to director Sam Mendes, who she also married in secret and is the father of her son Joe.
The down-to-earth English actress met Ned RocknRoll, real name Ned Abel Smith on Richard Branson’s Caribbean private island. She saved his 90-year old grandmother from a fire in the house that they were staying in on the island and the rest, as they say, is history. Ned, who is Richard Branson’s nephew and works for his space company Virgin Galactic, has been married previously as well to socialite Eliza Cowdray.
A source close to the couple said “Kate and Ned got married in a really romantic and private ceremony. They had been planning it for a while. They are both so happy and very much in love. Kate is very private and didn’t want anyone to know.” The wedding has been described as ‘spur-of-the-moment’ even though the couple had been discussing marriage for the past few months.
Winslet’s father was absolutely clueless about the wedding, whilst RocknRoll’s father told the British press when asked about the wedding, “It’s not something I know of — but nothing would surprise me with those two.” Both of Winslet’s children were at the ceremony and just a handful of their closest friends.
Let’s hope it’s third time lucky for Winslet!