Kate Winslet splits from husband Sam Mendes

Kate Winslet splits from husband Sam Mendes

Kate Winslet and her husband, director Sam Mendes, are splitting after almost seven years of marriage.

“Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year,” their lawyers said in a statement Monday. “The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children.”

The Oscar-winning couple, who met in 2001, have a six-year-old son. Winslet also has a 9-year-old daughter from her first marriage to director Jim Threapleton.

The 34-year-old actress won an Academy Award in 2008 for her role in The Reader, while Mendes won a best director prize in 1999 for American Beauty.