There’s no such thing as a Hollywood divorce that’s just a plain old “amicable split.” We need to believe there was another woman, another man, or a few of each. Even if you’re classy and British, you’re not immune, and now there’s an ever-growing rumor mill around Kate Winslet‘s divorce from director Sam Mendes, with both of them being accused of spending too much time with other people.
Today, The Sun reported that Kate and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s friendship only strengthened after they starred together for the second time in Revolutionary Road, directed by Mendes. The paper claims that Kate turned to Leo when her marriage began to crumble and a source says, “they were thrust into stardom together and were the only people who knew what the other was going through. He’s been a rock for her.” So Leo’s not exactly “the other man,” but the paper says that it was Winslet and Mendes’ time together on the set of Revolutionary Road where the marriage first showed signs of strain. All while Leo and Kate were constantly filming love scenes on set. We can see how that would get touchy. Literally.
Mendes is also accused of turning to someone else for comfort, and he found his “rock” in the form of actress Rebecca Hall. Mendes has worked with Hall on film and theater projects over the past few years and a source told The Daily Mail that, “when Kate found out that Sam had grown close to Rebecca she was upset. Rebecca is totally Sam’s type - a thespian mix of brains and beauty.” To be fair, Winslet is also a “thespian mix of brains and beauty” so even if this is true, it’s not like the guy was going against his type when he married her.
Winslet is still vacationing and presumably ignoring all this speculation. She’s clearly taking a page from the Jennifer Aniston book of how to deal with rumors – go to Mexico and drown it out with a week of margaritas. [Photo: Getty Images]