Monday, March 15, 2010
Ah, more sad news people. One of the biggest news this weekend was that Kate Winslet and director Sam Mendes have decided to put an end to their seven-year long marriage. Their lawyers have issued a statement that Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year and that the split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children. Although there was a ten years age difference between them, they've always seemed as Hollywood's golden couple, and they have a six year old son Joe. As "People" reports Winslet and Mendez were both born in Reading, England, and are also both Oscar winners. She won the Best Actress award in 2009 for her profound and deeply emotional role in "The Reader" after five previous nominations. He was named Best Director in 2000 for "American Beauty". They became a couple in the fall of 2001, when Mendes approached Winslet to star in one of his plays. Mendes had previously been linked to actresses Calista Flockhart and Rachel Weisz.