Kate Winslet is one of the world's most beloved and decorated actresses — and, just like the nuanced characters she's played, her real life isn't always tidy. Newly married for the third time (to Ned Rocknroll) and expecting her third child, the Oscar winner shares kids Mia Threapleton, 13, and Joe Mendes, 9, with first and second husbands Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes. Stunning on the November cover of Vogue, Winslet, 38, fires back at rumors that Mia and Joe are globetrotting movie star kids forced to go back and forth between their parents.
"People go, 'Oh, my God! Those poor children! They must have gone through so much.' Says who?" snipes the pregnant Labor Day actress. Winslet co-parents her children — but they're in her custody at all times, she explains.
"They've always been with me," continues the British actress, who stresses that both kids have great relationships with their respective director dads. "They don't go from pillar to post; they're not flown here and there with nannies. That's never happened."
Unlike other famous — and completely un-famous — divorced couples with kids, Winslet says, "My kids don't go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads – my children live with me; that is it. That is it!"
The Mildred Pierce star divorced American Beauty director Mendes, 48, in 2010, and quietly wed Rocknoll (Richard Branson's nephew) in December 2012. They announced they were expecting back in June of this year.
The November issue of Vogue — featuring jaw-dropping Mario Testino-shot photos of Winslet — hits stands Wednesday, Oct. 16.
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