Belfast Telegraph

Kate keeps 'flashy' name

Kate Winslet is too "proud" of her "flashy" name to change it to Rocknroll.

The actress married Ned Rocknroll in a private ceremony last December and they are currently expecting a child together.

While it may be tradition to change the surname, Kate has now revealed it was never on the cards for her.

"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," the star told British newspaper The Telegraph.

"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."

It's the third marriage for Kate, who was previously married to directors Sam Mendes and Jim Threapleton.

Despite the failed romances, she has never become jaded about her happily ever after.

"Of course I still believe in love. It's up there with great food and the love for one's child," she enthused.

"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."

Kate divorced Jim, who she has daughter Mia with, in 2001, after three years of marriage.

She was married to Sam between 2003 and 2010 and they have son Joe together.

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