kate-winslet-jenny-packham-mar12.jpgKate Winslet has celebrated Christmas in an even bigger way by getting secretly married to her boyfriend, Ned Rocknroll, earlier this month. The ceremony was reportedly kept so top-secret not even the couple's parents were aware of it!

A representative for the British actress said: "I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rocknroll in New York 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."

Winslet had been dating Rocknroll, real name Abel Smith (hmm, I can see why he changed it), the nephew of billionaire Richard Branson for just over a year before tying the knot. The pair met in August 2011, when a fire broke out on a Caribbean island owned by Branson, and Winslet rescued the billionaire's 90-year-old mother. Quite a story for the grandkids!

It is the third marriage for the 34-year-old Titanic star. She was previously married to director Sam Mendes from 2003 and 2010, with whom she has a son, Joe, aged nine. Prior to that she was married to Jim Threapleton from 1998 to 2001. They have a daughter, Mia, aged 12.

I wonder now that she is a Mrs again whether she will change her name to Kate Rocknroll? Now that would be cool.