9 JUNE 2003
Titanic star Kate Winslet has wed her boyfriend, American Beauty director Sam Mendes, a spokesperson for the couple has confirmed.
The top secret ceremony took place in the West Indies, while the two were on holiday in late May. According to a statement released Monday, the wedding was witnessed by just three close friends and the bride's two-year-old daughter Mia.
Twenty-seven-year-old Kate met her Oscar-winning husband in August, 2001 as they mulled over a possible London theatre project. In November of that year, the famous pair confirmed they'd begun a romance.
“We’re very happy, unbelievably happy,” she said. “It’s one of those unexplainable things that we’re together.”
The marriage marks Kate's second trip down the aisle. Her divorce from husband of three years Jim Threapleton became finalised in December, 2001.