Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes split

The split, announced by their legal representatives, was said to be ''entirely amicable''.

The couple - who are ''saddened'' by the split - separated earlier this year.

Their lawyer, Keith Schilling of legal firm Schillings, said: "Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year.

"The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children."

He added: "They ask that the media respect the privacy of the family."

He said there would be no further comment on the matter.

Winslet and Mendes tied the knot in a secret ceremony in the West Indies in May 2003, during a holiday.

The actress's daughter from her first marriage, Mia, was present at the low key event.

The couple's family were not present at the private ceremony, just three of their friends.

They made their first UK public appearance together in 2002 when they attended the premiere of Mendes's second film, The Road To Perdition.

Winslet had been married for little over three years to assistant director Jim Threapleton, but they divorced in December 2001.

Winslet and Mendes became an item within two months of her split from Threapleton.

Mendes's past loves have included actresses Jane Horrocks and Rachel Weisz.

The couple had a son named Joe in December 2003.


据国外媒体报道,奥斯卡影后凯特·温斯莱特(Kate Winslet)和导演老公萨姆-门德斯(Sam Mendes)分居。两人结婚整七年,刚好到了"七年之痒"的年限。消息传出后,英国媒体大幅报导,为她感到惋惜。也有人说这就是奥斯卡的魔咒,因为从历史来看,如果一对夫妻或情侣一起高调出现在奥斯卡的红毯上,或者其中有一人得了奥斯卡,那么两人将很快分手,温斯莱特将这个魔咒延迟了1年,但还是没能打破它。


凯特·温斯莱特在2003年和因执导《美国美人》(American Beauty)获得奥斯卡最佳导演奖的萨姆-门德斯结婚,并育有一个6岁的儿子乔(Joe)。两人的律师表示:"两人的分手进行的心平气和,并已经达成一致,双方将共同抚养两人的孩子。"律师同时还表示,在今年的早些时候,34岁的温斯莱特就已经和门德斯分居。