Kate Winslet Splits From Director Hubby Sam Mendes

Oscar-winning couple separate in "amicable" and "mutual" split after nearly seven years of marriage; no reason was given for split

By Gina Serpe Mar 15, 2010 7:25 PMTags
Kate Winslet, Sam Mendes Dan Herrick/ZUMAPress.com

This is not the Hollywood ending we wanted for Kate Winslet.

Last year's Academy Award winner proved she could delay, but unfortunately not break, the Oscar curse, this morning announcing she was separating from her husband of nearly seven years, director and fellow Oscar winner Sam Mendes.

The press-shy couple gave no official reason for their split, choosing instead to announce the sad news through their lawyer.

"Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year," Keith Schilling of London-based law firm to the stars Schillings said. "The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children.

"They ask that the media respect the privacy of the family."

The couple, who last worked together in the heavily lauded Revolutionary Road, have one child together, 6-year-old son Joe. Winslet also has a daughter, 9-year-old Mia, from her previous marriage to director Jim Threapleton.

(Originally published March 15, 2010, at 10:36 a.m. PT)


Sadly, Kate and Sam aren't the only superstar couple to go bust. Check out who else called it quits in our Big Celebrity Splits gallery.