“They were surrounded by a small group of friends and close family members,” Us Weekly reported.
Winslet’s UK rep did confirm to Us that Winslet and Rocknroll, who is Virgin boss Richard Branson‘s nephew, did get hitched.
“I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock’nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family. The couple had been engaged since the summer.”
Neither of the couple’s parents were notified ahead of time. In fact, the Daily Mail reports that Leonardo DiCaprio gave Winslet away.
When the Sun asked Rocknroll’s father for a comment about the wedding, he said this: “It’s not something I know of – but nothing would surprise me with those two.”
This is Winslet’s third marriage, and Rocknroll’s second. I didn’t even know he was divorced from British aristocrat Eliza Cowdray.
“I guess I was surprised he had met someone like Kate,” Cowdry told the Daily Mail. ”That was a little strange.”
“He hadn’t known her before. But he explained he’d met her on Necker in August, during the trip when the house burned down.”
I still can’t get over the groom’s stupid name. He legally changed it from “Abel Smith.”