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Third time lucky? Kate Winslet marries for third time with Leo Di Caprio giving her away

Published 27/12/2012 | 09:13

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Kate Winslet with boyfriend, Ned RocknRoll

KATE Winslet has married her third husband in a secret ceremony, as she was given away by former co-star and best friend Leonardo DiCaprio.

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The Oscar-winning actress married boyfriend Ned RocknRoll in an intimate ceremony in New York.



Arrangements for the marriage were kept so secret that even the couple's parents were not aware of it, according to the Sun newspaper.



Winslet, 37, is reported to have been given away by her Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, with whom she enjoys a close friendship.



Winslet's spokesman said: "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.



"The couple had been engaged since the summer."

RocknRoll, the nephew of Sir Richard Branson who changed his name from Abel Smith, is Winslet's third husband.



According to the newspaper, the "romantic, private" ceremony took place in a converted barn in New York, with just six close friends from either side present.



Winslet's two children from her former marriages also attended, along with RocknRoll's brother Jack.



A source told the Sun the marriage had always been "on the cards", with the couple discussing it seriously over the last few months.



"They had been planning it for a while," the unnamed source said. "They are both so happy and very much in love. Kate is very private and didn't want anyone to know."



He added Winslet had "never looked so happy", with the couple's relationship being "full steam ahead" from the beginning.



The actress, who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2009 for her performance as a former Nazi concentration camp guard in The Reader, was previously married to Jim Threapleton, a film director, by whom she has a daughter, Mia, who turns 12 next month. They divorced in 2001 after three years.



In 2003, she married director Sam Mendes on a Caribbean island, going on to have son Joe Alfie. The pair divorced in 2010.



Rocknroll, 34, who works for his uncle’s space venture Virgin Galactic, has previously been married to Eliza Pearson, the eldest daughter of Viscount Cowdray.



Winslet and RocknRoll moved in together in September of this year, buying a 15th-century house in a hamlet in West Sussex for £2 million.

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