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Why the Split? Kate Got 'Bored'

Plus, friends squash those Rebecca Hall rumors
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2010 9:56 AM CDT
Why the Split? Kate Got 'Bored'
Rebecca Hall and executive producer Sam Mendes attend a special screening of Starter For Ten at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room February 13, 2007 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Friends of Sam Mendes were quick to shoot down yesterday’s rumors that another woman came between him and soon-to-be-ex-wife Kate Winslet. “Yes, they know each other, but that's about it,” says one source of Rebecca Hall, who starred in a few of Mendes’ productions. In fact, Hall is “friends with Kate, too.” A rep for Mendes agrees. Another source tells the New York Daily News that Winslet was simply growing “bored” with the marriage.

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Yet another source tells Us that, after months of tension, the pair decided “it was over” when Winslet signed on to a miniseries in New York while Mendes wanted to stay in London. “Kate told Sam, ‘Your career is not more important than mine,’” the source says.
(Read more Rebecca Hall stories.)

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