Kate Winslet and husband separate
Published 15/03/2010 | 17:56
Kate Winslet and her husband Sam Mendes have separated after nearly seven years of marriage.
The split, announced by their legal representatives, was said to be "entirely amicable".
Oscar-winner Kate and director Sam - who are "saddened" by the split - separated earlier this year.
Their lawyer, Keith Schilling of legal firm Schillings, said: "Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year. The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children."
He added: "They ask that the media respect the privacy of the family."
He said there would be no further comment on the matter.
The couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony in the West Indies in May 2003, during a holiday.
The actress's daughter Mia - from her first marriage to assistant director Jim Threapleton - was present at the low key event.
The couple's family were not present at the private ceremony, just three of their friends.
Kate and Sam had a son named Joe in December 2003.