Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has announced that she and her third husband, Ned Rocknroll, will be going their separate ways.
Winslet’s two former husbands, Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, are both film directors, and friends were said to be pleased she’d married someone working in a different field this time, Rocknroll being Head of Astronaut Relations for Virgin Galactic. However, Winslet lamented, he turned out not to be the man she thought.
‘If only there’d been some way to know in advance that a man who changes his name from Smith to Rocknroll and has a meaningless job his uncle Richard Branson gave him out of charity would turn out to be a bit of a dick,’ she said. ‘Still, at least I’ll always have a kid with a stupid name to remember him by.’
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