Ever wonder how Kate Winslet’s husband got the name Ned Rocknroll? Find that out plus everything else you need to know about him right here.
Ned RocknRoll: Who is Kate Winslet’s Husband?
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Ned Rocknroll is Kate Winslet’s third husband. But who else is he? He also happens to be the nephew of billionaire Richard Branson. Ned Rocknroll’s birthday is sometime in the year 1978 and his wife Kate Winslet is just a few years older than him.
The couple were married in 2012 and currently live together in New York City. They have one child together named Bear Blaze Winslet. How did Ned Rocknroll get such a unique name? He changed his birth name, Ned Abel Smith to Ned Rocknroll in 2008 to better express his fun-loving personality. It is Ned’s belief that people take themselves too seriously. So, to show that he does not do that, he changed his name to Ned Rocknroll.
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The 40-year-old Ned Rocknroll holds a job at his uncle Richard Branson’s space travel company Virgin Galactic. His title is Head of Marketing Promotion and Astronaut Experience. According to his ex-wife Eliza Pearson, that is a title he made up himself. Ned Rocknroll was first married to English heiress Eliza Pearson for two years. The couple became serious during a stay at multi-billionaire Richard Branson’s private island, Necker.
Ned Rocknroll eventually proposed and him and Eliza began to plan their wedding. It was only fitting that the marriage location be the place where they fell in love – Necker Island. Two years after the wedding, however, the couple split. Eliza had been spending a lot of time abroad and felt she needed to find herself as an individual. They filed for divorce and soon after Ned told her that he had met Kate Winslet and was falling in love with her.
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Ned RocknRoll: Marriage to Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet first met now husband, Ned Rocknroll on Richard Branson’s private Caribbean Island. Tragedy almost struck when the main house caught on fire. Kate Winslet heroically saved Richard Branson’s 90-year-old mother. Because of that event, Kate and Ned met and began dating upon their return to mainland America. The couple dated for about two years before becoming engaged and marrying in 2012. The wedding was very private and attended by only a few select close family and friends. Not much else is known about the marriage location or other details, but it is reported that the ceremony was held in a barn with a hippy chic vibe and that Leonardo DiCaprio gave away the bride.
This is Kate’s third marriage. She was previously married to producer Jim Threapleton in 1998 in a pub. The marriage lasted three years. Kate’s second marriage was to Oscar-winning producer Sam Mendes in 2003 and had only four guests at a beautiful Caribbean paradise villa.
Above are the fun loving couple, Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll. The two were married in a very private ceremony in 2012. It is clear that they have a lot in common, especially not taking themselves too seriously. Kate is wearing a fun flowery headdress and looks gorgeous in a lacy red gown.
Ned Rocknroll: More Fun Facts To Know
Ned Rocknroll was born in 1978 to parents Lindy Branson and Robert Abel Smith. Ned Rocknroll’s real name is Edward Lyulph Abel Smith. Ned Rocknroll’s parents separated when he was just a young boy, so he was raised by his mother and stepfather, Robin Brockway. The environment he was brought up in has been called “artsy” and “Chaotic”. The family home was in Parson Green, South-West London.
Ned Rocknroll is one of five siblings, all boys. Ned Rocknroll has one child with Winslet, a boy named Bear Blaze Winslet. His birthday is December 7, 2013. Ned left his job for Richard Branson’s space company to stay home and take care of Bear and his wife’s other two kids from her previous marriages. Ned Rocknroll’s net worth is quite large on its own at a healthy $25 million. Kate Winslet has a net worth of around $90 million. It is no surprise that the family lives in luxury. Ned Rocknroll has the approval of wife Kate Winslet’s best friend, fellow actress Emma Thompson. Ned Rocknroll loves to go camping and cycling.
Above is a photo of Kate Winslet and husband Ned Rocknroll out with two of the kids.
Ned Rocknroll: In Conclusion
Ned Rocknroll is certainly a unique man who has lived a blessed life so far. Being born into wealth as the nephew of Sir Richard Branson, holding a job at his uncle’s space travel company and two marriages to an heiress and now one of the most famous women in the world, he has definitely had a life full of excitement and privilege so far. We love that he does not take himself that seriously also and love the story of how he changed his name.
Ned Rocknroll and Kate Winslet are very much in love. The couple share a laugh in the photo above. It is clear that they adore each other and are very lucky to have met. Another one of Hollywood’s best celebrity love story.
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