Well the cat’s out of the bag, as Kate Winslet’s and Ned Rocknroll’s secret wedding is making headlines and is surely not secret anymore. Although the wedding was a secret even from their parents they weren’t too surprised. Kate Winslet’s father Robert’s reply when quizzed about his daughter’s low – key ceremony “It’s not something I know of – but nothing would surprise me with those two.” Virgin founder Richard Branson’s nephew Ned was born Abel Smith but later chose to go with Ned Rocknroll. He currently works with Billionaire uncle Branson and his space venture, Virgin Galactic.
Reports from the Daily Mail suggest that a heated mountain barn in Catskill was the venue for the nuptials, with colored lanterns and Jam Jars containing Wild flowers to add pomp. The US Weekly confirms that Leonardo Dicaprio who shares a great bonding with Winslet was there to walk her down the aisle while Ned’s brother Jack was the best man for the wedding.
It isn’t the first time either of the couple is walking down the aisle. Kate Winslet’s first marriage was with Director Jim Threapleton of ‘Hideous Kinky’ fame. The couple gave birth to a daughter named Mia on 12th October 2000. They divorced in 2001. Director Sam Mendes was the Oscar Winning actress’s second husband and father of her son, Joe Alfie. Ned previously married UK heiress, Eliza Pierson.
The couple that became engaged last summer, have been going steady for quite some time with both having met each other’s families. Kate Winslet and her kids were staying at Branson’s house in the Caribbean, where the house caught fire during a tropical storm and was burned down. No one was injured and Kate also managed to win a few hearts by carrying Branson’s 90 – year old grandmother away from the flames.
According to The Sun, marriage has been on the cards for many months, as the couple had made the platinum and diamond encrusted wedding bands in Hong Kong earlier in the year. It seems there is more to their plans as a source revealed that “Ned says a baby is definitely the plan for them next — and they’ve had a lot of fun practicing.”
We wish the cute couple the very best and hope to hear more from them and their plans.