Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes split

Mar 16, 2010 by Ian Evans

Kate Winslet ©2009 DigitalHit.com

Kate Winslet, pictured here at the 2009 SAG Awards, has split from husband Sam Mendes.

Actress Kate Winslet and her husband, director Sam Mendes, have split after almost seven years of marriage, a lawyer for the couple has confirmed.

“Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year. The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement,” their statement said Monday. “Both parties are fully committed to the joint parenting of their children. They ask that the media respect the privacy of the family.”

The couple have a six-year-old son, Joe, and a daughter, Mia, 9, from Winslet’s first marriage to Jim Threapleton. No word on whether they’ll maintain joint custody of the couple’s two Oscars®.