Date: 17th March 2010

Kate Winslet and Kate Winslet split

Kate Winslet and her husband Sam Mendes have split up, their lawyers have announced.

"Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year," said a statement by lawyers Schillings.

Winslet, 34, and director Mendes, 44, married in a low-key private ceremony in the Caribbean in May 2003.

It was Winslet's second marriage, following her divorce from film director Jim Threapleton after three years of marriage.

The statement added: "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."

The couple have one child together, Joe, while Winslet has a daughter, Mia, from her first marriage.

Winslet won an Oscar for best actress for her role in Reader, The (2008) in 2009.

Source: Press Release