Kate Winslet, Sam Mendes Break Up
Couple separated, plan 'joint parenting'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2010 2:41 PM CDT
Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party with her Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in West Hollywood, Calif.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes have separated, ending a nearly 7-year marriage. They "are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year," they said through their lawyers. "The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children." The Oscar winners have a son, and Winslet has a daughter from a previous marriage, People notes.