After seven years of marriage, one of Hollywood’s most prominent “power couples” is ending their marriage.
It’s not Brad and Angelina, who have been on a kind of relationship death watch nearly since they hooked up. Kate Winslet, 34, and her director husband Sam Mendes, 44, both Oscar winners hailing from Reading in England, are calling it quits.
“Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year,” their lawyers say in a statement. “The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children.”
Mendes and Winslet have a son together, a 6-year-old named Joe. Winslet has a 9-year-old daughter named Mia from her previous marriage to Jim Threapleton. The couple have became involved in 2001, when Mendes contacted Winslet about starring in two theatre productions in London. Mendes won an Oscar in 2000 for his work on film American Beauty, and Winslet nabbed Best Actress in 2009 for The Reader.