Kate Winslet marries for third time
British actress Kate Winslet poses for the photographers at the Longines Hong Kong International Races in the Shatin race track in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Published Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:03AM EST
Kate Winslet has married again.
The 'Revolutionary Road' actress - who has daughter Mia, 12, with first husband Jim Threapleton and son Joe, nine, with second spouse Sam Mendes - and partner Ned RocknRoll tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in New York earlier this month.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “It was a really romantic, private ceremony.”
Just 12 of the couple's friends, including the 37-year-old actress' 'Titanic' co-star Leonardo DiCaprio - who gave the bride away - were in attendance at the wedding, which took place in a converted barn, and even their families were unaware of the nuptials.
A source said: “Kate and Ned got married in a really romantic and private ceremony. They had been planning it for a while. They are both so happy and very much in love. Kate is very private and didn’t want anyone to know.
“She asked if Leo would give her away because they are best friends.”
Kate's spokesperson has confirmed she has married again, but when her father Robert was asked about the wedding, he said: “What are you going on about?”
Ned's family were equally shocked, with his father Robert saying: “It’s not something I know of — but nothing would surprise me with those two.”
Kate and 34-year-old Ned - who has changed his name from Abel Smith - got engaged this summer after a year of dating.
A friend said: “Kate has never looked so happy. Since she and Ned got together it has been full steam ahead.
“Marriage has always been on the cards and they’ve been talking about doing it for the last couple of months.”
Ned is the nephew of tycoon Sir Richard Branson, and works part-time for his space venture Virgin Galactic.