Kate Winslet Says She Definitely Won’t Take the ‘Rocknroll’ Name!


Currently pregnant actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she won’t be taking her husband, Ned Rocknroll’s name, because, well, no explanation needed. Kate, who tied the knot to Ned in 2012, explains that she was simply never going to take the name because it’s not something she’s done in the past (she’s been married two other times – to Jim Threapleton (1998–2001) and Sam Mendes (2003–2010). She also says she is happy with her own name and proud of who she is:

 “I was never going to change my name to Rocknroll. I’ve never changed my name to anything so I didn’t see a reason to start now. I quite like Kate Winslet; in fact I think it’s very flashy. I’m proud of my name because I’m one of three girls and we have one boy in our family so essentially the only person who is going to carry the name along is my brother and he doesn’t have any children at the moment.”

And speaking on love, Kate says she is still a believer despite her two previous failed marriages. She notes that her parents are still together and that love is one of the most important things in her life:

“Of course I still believe in love. It’s up there with great food and the love for one’s child. My parents have been very happily married for well over 40 years now so to have grown up with that level of togetherness in the home was definitely something that was important to me and I’m sure I still carry that.”