Top Stories

Kate Winslet Splits with Sam Mendes

Kate Winslet Splits with Sam Mendes

Kate Winslet and her husband of nearly seven years, director Sam Mendes, have split.

Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year,” their lawyers said in a statement (via People). “The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children.” 

The couple married in 2003 and have a six-year-old son, Joe, together. Kate also has a nine-year-old daughter, Mia, from a previous marriage.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Stephen Lovekin/Getty
Posted to: Divorce, Kate Winslet, Sam Mendes, Split

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Offset was reportedly arrested for two felonies - TMZ
  • Taylor Swift is set to star in a Cats movie musical - Just Jared Jr
  • Aaron Paul's daughter is the cutest cosplayer - TooFab
  • A Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is in the works - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Joey King has great first kiss advice - Just Jared Jr
  • a


  • James

    This came out of nowhere.

    She should hook up with Leo.

  • Nic

    That is horrible, specially when kids are involved, but at least both have enough class to do it in a civil manner, which is great.

  • sofia

    Awww. That’s too bad.

  • Josie

    i hate it when couples who’ve been together for so many years decide to split. it’s like, you’ve made it this far and you decide to split now? such a shame.

  • brian

    wow that’s unexpected!

  • jessica

    ew that dude in the picture is so ugly. and anyways that is so sad.

  • Sofia

    Woow that is so sad !

  • amanda

    omg what. leo/kate otp.

  • kacey

    Never liked her, she is PROBABLY thinking she can do better with her OSCAR, BUT honey ain’t nobody wants u.

  • lisa

    Maybe the rags should widen their scope.. the keep waiting for other celeb coupe to break up.. and have missed at least a dozen other splite.. hmmm

    the separated over a year ago.. so what about them at the Oscars..

  • Chel

    That did come out of nowhere. I’d be lying if I said the Leo/Kate thing never crossed my mind—especially when Kate was winning all of those awards last year and thanked Leo more heartily than she did Sam.

  • Maria

    This is shocking and so sad. I was hoping their marriage is one of those Golden Hollywood marriages.

  • Donna

    that’s sad…but then again, maybe her and leo will finally get together? It’s like a twisted love story. Like kate and leo were meant to be together but he was with gisele and she was married. Now that gisele is married with her child, he’s been seen with bar…who’s pretty young. He hasn’t shown the desire to get married nor to anyone in particular. And unfortunately, kate split fr. her husband….maybe he’ll be the best friend he is and be there for her and her kids.

  • eliza

    I’ve never followed news about this couple very closely, but I I thought this marriage was solid. Sorry to hear about this split.

  • Carol

    Wow !
    I’m in shock ! They seemed so happy together !

  • fresh

    “so unexpected”–thats because they aren’t in the tabloids everyday screaming SPLIT. None of us know what really goes on in anyones relationship other than our own.

    Too bad that their marriage didnt last. Maybe they learned something from the flim they did together. Good luck to them both.

  • Bonnie


    what r u saying??

  • yo sista

    Well, didn’t see this one coming. Feel bad for the kids!

  • carol

    She’s kind and has money. She’ll find another one.

  • jane

    I always thought Kate’s real love was Leo, she never got over her crush for him and that probably kept her from loving her husbands completely. Maybe they will have their chance but I also think Leo feels more brotherly love for her, not that kind of attraction, her thing is probably one sided. Anyway I guess we will see.

  • Tiny

    Watch how elegantly she will behave – unlike Jennifer Aniston who used her divorce to promote her movies.

  • Mari

    I wasn’t expecting this. I feel bad for the kids. @ Chel, I did notice her thanks to Leo seemed more emotional than her thanks to her husband too.

  • rachel_la

    Curse of the oscar-winning actress. Win an oscar, lose your husband…

  • Liz

    WOW, that’s a surprise! They seemed so happy… I remember how in love they looked at the Academy Awards when she won best actress.

  • XIX

    @England: Leo doesnt feel enough love for her!

  • VNY

    Totally did not see that coming!

  • erock


    That so true same thing happened to Halle Berry

  • _


  • Efran

    Sam Mendes was born and raised in England and both his parents are Ashkenazim Jewish but what does that matter. I doubt if Leo is interested in her when he has a beautiful model girlfriend already.

  • hmmmm

    To me it is aways at 7 years. I hear that 7 years is a tough time for couples but to me unless he/she is abusive in some form then it seems most couples just give up, rather than trying to find that happiness again that brought them together in the first place. Seven you go through growing pains and it is the time to search deeper not give up.

    Yet, it is HW so on to the next marriage.

  • life

    No! Why? I loved these two.

  • Alex

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo this makes me really sad, I was wondering why he wasnt accompanying her to the Oscars this year

  • eden

    WhOa didn’t see this one coming…pretty sad, considering the movies, kids, and years they’ve been together. I wish them the best! Hopefully Leo DiCaprio doesn’t hop on the single mom train, then again, he only dates models LOL.

  • ???

    Wow, so many people here think they know how Leo feels about her. He is dating an airhead but hopefully he`ll dump her quick and go after a quality woman ( = Kate ). That would be a huge update for him!

  • badboy

    What happened between these too??? Too bad she looks so sexy

  • Celia

    So are they separated or are they getting a divorce?
    Maybe they just need to take a break? Either way it’s very sad. I was not expecting this. They’ve been together forever.

  • Kim

    @erock: and Hillary Swank and Reese. So every week the british tabloids put Brad and Angie Split/ Breakup/on covers when right under their noses the oscar winning British actress splits and the tabs have no clue

  • True

    And Charlize..lately

  • rock_chick_chic

    this is sad, especially since they both seemed very happy together. they are both extremely talented.

    one thing that bugs me how can a break up be “mutual” surely one of them wanted to split so the other just had to agree.

  • yoyo


  • rachel_la

    @erock: hope it doesn’t happen to sandra bullock and her husband!

  • Abbie

    Please guys, stop your pathetic overeaction about Kate and Leo. They are not meant to be together at all. From the very beginning they’ve considered each other like brother and sister. Period. They are very good friends. Period.

    Besided, Leo seems to be very, very happy with Bar.

  • Jeff

    omg! I never saw this coming! They seemed to have a very stable relationship. Wow, Sam is going through all the amazing women in Hollywood: Rachel Weisz, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet… who’s next?

  • kat


    they seperated this year not last year.

    I think working on such an intense movie together, specially with leo as her co-star probably didn’t help things.

  • too real

    okay this is the stats for the oscar curse
    out of ten women that have won the best actress oscar in this decade only three are still with thier mates.

    70% of women that won thier oscar in this decade have split with thier mate…
    out of the 70% that left thier mates
    60% left them within a year.

    something about that award seems t doom a marriage or relationship.

    sould it be that women who strive to get that award seem to be pressed into sacrificing more than their counterparts.

    will someone explain this phenomenon?

  • Nico

    It goes to show you how nothing is guaranteed in life. And it’s not because a couple is all smiles on red carpets that their marriage will be a long-lasting one. I just hope the kids won’t be affected.

  • Keep it Real

    He does look like her father. I love kate though. I’m sure she will be fine.

  • Kim

    Julia broke up with Benjamin after winning Oscar they weern’t married though

  • rachel_la

    @too real: Maybe it’s just that a man can’t handle a woman on top… :P