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Mama Bear! Kate Winslet Has 3 Kids From 3 Different Men, But They're One Big Happy Family

Date February 7, 2020

Kate Winslet needs no introduction. This beyond talented actress has earned infinite respect and admiration for her work, but what do you know about her personal life?

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Kate Winslet was married three times

The Titanic star has a heart of an British romantic and has been in love quite a few times in her life. Winslet wed her first husband Jim Threaplton in 1998, just a year later since we saw her fall for Leonardo DiCaprio and escape death on the big screen.

Winslet was 23 when she married Threaplton, so, ultimately, she wasn't ready for that kind of commitment, and they broke up in 2001. But the actress didn't stay single for too long.

Being at the peak of her acting career, Winslet was in high demand and she caught the eye of Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (you may know him for directing American Beauty and 1917).

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Kate fell in love with Sam's genius and they tied the knot in 2003. Their union was full of love and professional fulfillment as Mender directed his wife with her close friend and colleague Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road. Unfortunately, they weren't meant to last and divorced after 7 years together.

The Oscar-winning actress got her third shot at love in 2011 when she met Richard Branson's nephew Edward Abel Smith. The couple fell in love fast and were married by 2012. They're still happily married.

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But what about children, you may ask? Kate is a proud mommy of three:

  • Daughter Mia (born 2000) with Jim Threaplton;
  • Son Joe (born 2003) with Sam Mendes;
  • Son Bear (born 2013) with Edward Abel Smith.

Now let's learn more about Winslet's kiddos!

Who are Kate Winslet's children?

Despite being a movie star, Kate is teaching her things anything but. She's decided from the beginning that she's not going to explain to them that she's kind of a big deal in Hollywood to keep them humble.

She did say that Mia and Joe had figured her out (Bear was too little at the time of her interview). Winslet even brought her children to movie sets, but was proud to see that they had a respectful fascination and didn't run around making her feel embarrassed.

All Winslet wants is to teach her children proper work ethic, and she was happy to see at least her oldest learning well.

Many often ask Kate about the name of her third child, Bear. While Mia and Joe are quite regular names, it seems that Winslet went all out with naming of her second boy.

The actress explained her choice to Ellen DeGeneres:

We settled on Bear quite early on. A friend of mine when I was younger was nicknamed Bear, and I just had always really loved it and he was very much a bear -- he was everyone’s shoulder to cry on, he was a big bear hug, he was just this great figure in my life -- and I just always remembered him and that’s where it came from.

Winslet is also a very involved mom despite being one of the most wanted actresses in Hollywood. She says that she tries to spend as much time as she can with her children and give them proper care without turning to help:

I don't have a chef or a driver or things like that. I would be so unhappy if I had those things and I wouldn't feel like I was being a real person anymore. Just because I am in a position where I can have those things, it doesn't mean that I have to. It just wouldn't be right for my family – I know that my kids would absolutely hate it. I want them to look back and remember my chicken soup and my packed lunches and that it was me on the school run.

We can imagine it takes a lot of effort to combine such demanding job and family, but looks like Winslet is doing just fine. It also must be nice to have big age gaps between her children, as they can take care of each other and allow their mom to breathe.

Kate Winslet has a wonderful family and an inspiring love history. We're happy she found what she was looking for and never gave up on romance.