Date: 4th September 2001
Actress KATE WINSLET and her husband JIM THREAPLETON are separating, according to the starlet's publicist. The TITANIC (1997) star and her assistant director spouse married in 1998, and celebrated the birth of their first child, MIA, last year (00).
Winslet's spokesman ROBERT GARLOCK says, "Kate Winslet and Jim Threapleton announced today (3SEP01) that they have decided to separate. No other parties are involved in this amicable and respectful separation. Their daughter Mia will remain first priority for both of them. "
The curvy screen beauty only recently said that her career came second to her home life, insisting, "An actor's happiness has to come from something other than work. I know we're very lucky. "
She added that having a baby had "strengthened the relationship although there are highs and lows and at times it's tough". The troubled couple first met during the filming of HIDEOUS KINKY (1998) in Morocco in 1997. (KW/WNWCCB)