Kate Winslet better not become Kate Rocknroll after she married billionaire Richard Branson's nephew in secret last month. His name, if you have not guessed it, is Ned Rocknroll. The marriage is her third and his second and took place in secret a month ago with her two children in attendance.
Congratulations to the happy couple. Of course, the whole thing is just a little TOO Rose Dewitt Bukater (Winslet's character in Titanic) for me. Consider this: The two met during a disaster. In 2011, when Winslet was still with ex-boyfriend Louis Dowler, she spent a summer at Branson’s Necker Island and the house burned down. The two evacuated together and love bloomed.
Aw. Plus, Leonardo DiCaprio gave her away. Is this art or life or both? Is Winslet real or Rose? I am so confused!
Obviously, I am happy for Winslet. She is one of the few actresses who seems genuinely smart, unassuming, and down to Earth. She is also hugely talented, beautiful, and funny. So what's not to love?
But her love life has had some major ups and downs. It is possible that perhaps Rose's own life -- one in which she left one fiance for a man she met on a boat and then lost -- was modeled on Winslet. Or, perhaps Winslet never really let go of the character?
At any rate, let's hope the third time truly is the charm for the actress who divorced Sam Mendes in 2010 and Jim Threapleton in 2001. Each one fathered one of her children.
Will she have a third with her third? Only time will tell. But the two managed to keep their marriage a secret and also fall in love deep enough to chance another marriage. So hey, there is hope right?
This one has to be the one that works!
Do you think three marriages is a lot?
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