Kate Winslet's Husband Edward Abel Smith Is A 'Superhot Stay-At-Home Dad'

Mar 31, 2022 by apost team

The English actress, Kate Winslet, is known for her period dramas, the portrayal of complex female characters and independent films. Her most popular role, and the film that made her a household name, was "Titanic" in which she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Winslet is the recipient of an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. She has also won a Grammy Award for narrating a children's audiobook. 

Winslet began her career at age 15 when she appeared on the British television series "Dark Season." Her film debut came in 1994 with the movie "Heavenly Creatures." A year later, she took home a BAFTA for her performance as Marianne Dashwood in "Sense and Sensibility." After she sky-rocketed to worldwide fame in 1997 with "Titanic," Winslet began to receive more roles in blockbuster films.

The actress has had a whirlwind career, as well as a tumultuous love life. She was first married to Jim Threapleton, who worked as assistant director on the set of the film "Hideous Kinky." Winslet fell for him, and they were married in 1998. They share a daughter, Mia, who was born in 2000. Sadly, their love was not meant to be, and they divorced in 2001. Winslet's second marriage was to Sam Mendes, another director. They got married in 2003 and have a son, Joe, who was also born that year. The couple divorced in 2011. 

Winslet has been married to Edward Abel Smith since 2012, and they have a son named Bear, who was born a year later. The couple met during a house fire at Richard Branson's estate in 2011. Keep reading to learn more about Winslet's journey to finding true love with Smith.

Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll (2012), (Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty images)

Winslet knew she finally found the one when she married Smith. She told Harper's Bazaar:

"We all want to belong to something or someone. I've found that, but as I say it, I feel it's foolish to say it out loud. I was probably saying the same thing at 27, or 17, for that matter – but I didn't really have a clue. What I do feel, very deep within myself, is a strength that will not fail me. You have to carry on as a mother, no matter what, and that's what I've always done. My children have never seen me in a crumpled heap on the floor, they've always known that."

The star continued: "I'm their mum, and I'm OK. But now I feel more anchored than ever before, and I feel that all of the experiences I've had in my life – all the good things that have arisen – will serve me really well. I never imagined I would be married for the third time at the age of 37, and it's easy for other people to judge, and for me to question my own sense of judgment." 

Going through the ups and downs in her love life gave Winslet the confidence to move forward. "But I feel incredibly lucky. I've really learned a great deal about myself, in the last four years in particular. I think I can see more clearly now – about how the pattern of past experiences has shaped who I am, and the characters I have played – and I'm grateful for that. I have so much more material to draw on for work – rubble, bricks – and I know I can carry it now. I'm not going to drop it, and if I do, I'll sift through it," she said.


Kate Winslet (2012), (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

While attending an event held at Richard Branson's estate on Necker Island, Winslet was witness to a house fire. This was where she met her future husband, Smith. "He was the only dude to have a head torch and a pair of shoes, everyone else left everything behind," the actress recalled. "I took a bra and passports and my children."

With a laugh, Winslet added:

"So I married him! I was like, 'I'll go for the guy with a head torch!'"

In an interview with People in May of 2021, Winslet described Smith as a "superhot, superhuman, stay-at-home Dad." 

From the sounds of it, Winslet and Smith make a great team. "He looks after us, especially me. I said to him earlier, like, 'Neddy, could you do something for me?' He just went, 'Anything,'" she said. "He is an absolutely extraordinary life partner."

The "Titanic" star continued, "I'm so, so, so lucky. For a man who is severely dyslexic, as he is, he's great at testing me on lines. It's so hard for him to read out loud, but he still does it."

Winslet also said that Smith "didn't particularly plan on meeting and marrying a woman who is in the public eye and therefore having been so judged," but that he does a fine job managing the pressures. The actress can't gush about him enough. She shared, "He's vegan, does yoga, breathwork and cold water swims."

Winslet also shared a hilarious story about their son Bear. "The other day my son was very funny. He turned to me and said, 'Mom, I've got a confession to make,' He was very serious," she recalled. "He said, 'I'm just gonna come out with it. I'm just gonna say it,' and I'm like, 'Oh my god the drama.' He looks at me and says, 'I want to be an actress.'"

Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll (2013), (NCODE/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty images)

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