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Winslet and Mendes announce split

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Winslet and Mendes announce split


British “Hollywood couple” actress Kate Winslet and film director husband Sam Mendes have announced their separation. The amicable split came earlier this year according to their lawyers.

The couple, who married in 2003 have one child Joe and Winslet also has another child from a previous marriage. Both parties say they are fully committed to the joint-parenting of their children.

Both Winslet and Mendes are Oscar winners Mendes, who is 44, won the award for his 1999 film debut American Beauty starring Kevin Spacey.

Winslet, who is 34 got her big breakthrough in 1997 appearing alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in Titanic, which until recently, was the biggest grossing film of all time.

She received an Oscar for her role in 2008 movie The Reader having been nominated for a statuette five times previously.

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