Kate Winslet marries boyfriend Ned Rocknroll
UNDATED (NBC) -- Kate Winslet's heart did go on. The 37-year-old Oscar winner tied the knot with boyfriend Ned Rocknroll, 34, earlier this month in what apparently was a very hush-hush ceremony in New York, her rep confirmed Wednesday to E! News.
The private nuptials were "attended by her two children and a very few friends and family," the rep said, adding that the couple got engaged over the summer.
According to Britain's Sun, Leonardo DiCaprio gave the bride away in lieu of her father, the wedding being that much of a secret.
Rocknroll, a nephew of billionaire Richard Branson, and Winslet dated for about a year and a half before taking the plunge. The relationship with her fellow Brit developed after both were houseguests of Branson's on exclusive Necker Island in the Caribbean in August 2011 when a fire broke out, forcing the villa's occupants to evacuate. Rocknroll was the one who accompanied her and her kids back home, though she had been vacationing with model Louis Dowler.
Winslet has a 12-year-old daughter, Mia, with first husband Jim Threapleton, and a 9-year-old son, Joe, with director Sam Mendes.
She and Mendes announced they were divorcing in 2010, a year after she won a Best Actress Oscar for "The Reader" and a Golden Globe for the Mendes-directed "Revolutionary Road."
Rocknroll (born Abel Smith) was married once before, to socialite Eliza Cowdray.