Who is Kate Winslet’s husband Edward Abel Smith?

Who is Kate Winslet's husband Edward Abel Smith?

ACTRESS Kate Winslet married Edward in 2012 and the couple has one child together.

Edward Abel Smith is the nephew of Richard Branson and a British businessman.

Kate Winslet and Edward Abel Smith have been together since 2011


Kate Winslet and Edward Abel Smith have been together since 2011Credit: Reuters

Who is Edward Abel Smith?

Edward Abel Smith was born around 1977 and was working at Virgin Galactic when he met Kate Winslet.

He is the nephew of British billionaire Richard Branson, owner and founder of Virgin.

At the time that the pair met, Edward was going by the name Ned Rocknroll.

Kate Winslet explained on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show how this name change came about, from his birth name Abel Smith.

She said: “As time went by and Ned became Ned — who is quite an original personality — he just decided at one point in his life to just change his name to Rocknroll.

“Ned Rocknroll. So when I met him, his name was Ned Rocknroll.

“This is completely true.”

He changed his name to Edward Abel Smith when the pair had their son Bear Blaze in 2013.

When did Kate Winslet and Edward Abel Smith get married?

While on Branson’s estate on Necker Island in 2011, Kate and Edward (then Ned) met during a fire.

The pair married the following year in December 2012 at a private ceremony.

Kate was walked down the aisle by Titanic costar and friend Leonardo DiCaprio.

The plans were kept a secret after the pair got engaged in the summer of 2012.

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How many children does Kate Winslet have?

Kate and Edward have one child together named Bear Blaze who was born in 2013.

She also has two other children from previous marriages.

Her eldest is Mia, born in 2000, during her marriage to Jim Threapleton.

She went on to have a child, Joe, in 2003 with her third husband.

Who are Kate Winslet’s ex-husbands?

Kate Winslet has been married three times since her relationship with writer-director Stephen Tredre ended in 1995.

She began dating him when she was just 15 and he was 12 years her senior.

They remained friends right up to his death in 1997 from bone cancer – in 2008 Kate said she had never gotten over his death.

Jim Threapleton

Film director James Edward Threapleton married Kate Winslet in November 1998.

He directed Hideous Kinky the same year, which Kate starred in.

The pair had their daughter Mia together but divorced on December 13, 2001.

Kate would later describe the marriage as a mess, saying she had lost control of her instincts.

Sam Mendes

Another director who Kate Winslet married was Oscar winner Sir Sam Mendes.

He has directed films such as Oliver!, 1917, and the Bond film Skyfall.

They met when Sam offered Kate a role in a film, which she turned down but they became romantically involved.

Kate married Sam on Anguilla island in May 2003 and stayed with him until 2010, amid rumours of an affair with actress Rebecca Hall.

Edward Abel Smith

Kate married Edward in 2012 in a secret ceremony, open only to close friends and family.

They have been together ever since and have one child.

She told the New York Times:  “He looks after us, especially me.

“I said to him earlier, like, ‘Neddy, could you do something for me?’ He just went, ‘Anything.’

“He is an absolutely extraordinary life partner.”

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He is a stay-at-home dad and they keep their life together very private.

They live in together in a quiet village in Sussex.

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