Mrs Rocknroll: Kate Winslet marries for third time

Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll pictured together earlier this month in Hong Kong. Photo:

British actress Kate Winslet has married third husband Ned Rocknroll in a secret stateside ceremony, according to reports.

"I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rocknroll in New York earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family," a spokesperson for Winslet said.

"The couple had been engaged since the summer."

Who is Ned Rocknroll?

  • Legally changed his name from Abel Smith
  • Nephew of Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson
  • Reportedly works for Virgin Galactic, Branson's space travel company
  • 34 years old
  • Previous marriage to socialite Eliza Pearson, daughter of the Viscount of Cowdray

The Sun newspaper says Winslet's father Roger was unaware of the wedding and, when asked about the marriage to Mr Rocknroll, said: "What are you going on about?"

It added that Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio gave the bride away.

Winslet, 37, has two children from previous marriages to film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes.

Winslet married Jim Threapleton in Oxfordshire in 1998. The couple divorced in 2001. Credit: PA
Winslet was married to director Sam Mendes, left, between 2003 and 2010. Credit: PA