Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes: Splitsville!

It was in 2008 that the movie Revolutionary Road was released and it was a movie that marked the reunion of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio starring alongside each other. The other big news about that movie was that Sam Mendes, Kate’s husband, was directing the film.

During filming and afterwards, as Kate was scooping up awards for the performance, both Kate and Sam spoke about how it wasn’t weird at all to work with each other and that doing the love scenes was “completely professional” even though Leo himself said that he fully expected Sam to come over and sock him during those bits. But it turns out that this may be a case where life imitates art as the plot line for the movie was about a couple who were in a rut in their marriage and desperately trying to find a way to fix it.

Now though, Kate and Sam have separated and it looks like there’s no way out of the rut for them. And even though Kate called him “babe” when she accepted her Golden Globe for the performance, and told him that no one else would have been able to get that performance out of her, it’s said that the two were having trouble even while filming the movie. No wonder Leo thought Sam was gonna beat on him just a little bit! From People,

“As news broke of Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes’s amicable split Monday, the couple was thousands of miles apart.

The distance underscored what the pair said Monday through their lawyers – “that they separated earlier this year.” The Oscar-winning actress was with friends and her children in Mexico (where the U.K newspaper The Sun pictured her recreating the arms-out Titanic pose on an inflatable dinghy). Mendes, 44, was reportedly with friends in New England.

They were seen in public together at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the summer of 2009. Then last week, he was back in England visiting the National Theatre where he was in the audience of London Assurance, a source confirms.

Winslet was noticeably solo at this year’s series of award ceremonies, including the BAFTAs in London and the Oscars in L.A. Her red carpet appearances were in stark contrast to the previous award season when the couple was ubiquitous on the red carpets and, she, on the winners’ podiums.

In fact, during her 2009 Golden Globe victory best actress for her role in Mendes’s Revolutionary Road, Winslet called him “babe,” and enthusiastically thanked him. She said at the time, “[I] loved every second of working with you and it’s made me love you more.”

Apparently not. It really is sad that these two weren’t able to make it. The two have one son together, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, who is 6 and Kate has a daughter, Mia, who is 9 and from her first marriage. Kate and Sam got married in 2003 and US is reporting their split as being “amicable and mutual” and that there is no animosity, just two work schedules that don’t seem to work together. I’m not buying it! If you really want to make your marriage work, you can overcome scheduling problems.

I am sorry to see that these two are getting divorced but, I can’t help but think, does this mean that Leo is going to dump Bar for Kate? Nothing against Bar Rafeali, but I really would love to see that. The two just make such a cute couple! By the way, this pic of Kate was taken yesterday while she vacationed in Mexico after officially announcing the split. Kids or no kids, failed marriages or not, Kate Winslet is still a hottie, no question!

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