Kate Winslet Splits From Director Sam Mendes

Celebrity News Mar. 15, 2010 AT 1:47PM
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Kate Winslet has split from her husband, film director Sam Mendes.

In a statement, London-based Schillings law firm tells UsMagazine.com: "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. They ask that the media respect the privacy of the family."

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Winslet wed Mendes in 2003. They have a son Joe, 6.

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Last year, in the June U.K. edition of Marie Claire, Winslet praised Mendes, her Revolutionary Road director.

"We're just there for each other," she said.

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When it comes to running the household, she added: "I really rule the roost, I absolutely steer the ship. Constantly making checklists; you know, library books have to go in on Friday, make sure that one day a week they're [the children] not having bread for lunch."

Winslet was previously wed to Jim Threapleton, with whom she has a daughter, Mia, 9.

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