Who is Edward Abel Smith?
Edward Abel Smith was born in Britain in 1978, but hasn’t disclosed the exact date and place – his zodiac sign is said to be Virgo, and he holds British nationality. He’s a businessman, but is perhaps known best to the public for being the husband of popular British actress Kate Winslet.
In 2008, he changed his name to Ned RocknRoll before changing it back to Edward Abel Smith in 2019, because he didn’t want to embarrass his son.
Early life and education
Edward was raised in Hertfordshire, England alongside his siblings, about whom nothing is known as they prefer to avoid the media. He hasn’t spoken about his parents either, but it’s widely believed that his father was a businessman and that his mother is a housewife. Edward’s uncle is Richard Branson, a British multi-billionaire.
He became interested in football at a quite an early age, and began practicing it while attending a local elementary school. Edward was on his school’s team, and was allegedly amongst the best players there. He matriculated in 1996, and while he hasn’t spoken about his further education, it’s widely believe that Edward went on to attend college from which he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 2000.
Not a lot is known about Edward’s career, as he prefers to keep the details of it away from the media’s attention. It’s still known that he has been working at Virgin Galactic ever since his uncle hired him as head of marketing promotion and astronaut experience, a job title which apparently Edward came up with.
He has been doing that same job for many years now.
Love life and marriage with Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet was vacationing on Edward’s uncle’s property on Necker Island back in 2011 when she met Edward. There was a house fire, and both Kate and Edward went in to help get everyone to safety, and that’s how they met. In December 2012, they exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family members, while the famous American actor Leonardo DiCaprio gave the bride away. In 2013, Kate gave birth to their son Bear.
Edward was married once before, while Kate she was married twice.
Edward’s marriage to the British socialite Eliza Pearson lasted for around two years sometime in the 2000s, and she’s described him as a ‘super fan’ person, and has explained how they often joked about him changing his name to Ned RocknRoll; she also said in an interview with the magazine “The Atlantic” that it was hysterical when she found out that he really went on and changed his name.
Kate was 15 when she began dating the British actor and writer Stephen Tredre, who was 27 at that time; they moved in together and split in 1995. In 1997, she met the British movie director James Edward Threapleton, and the two married in November 1998 – their divorce followed three years later. She went on to date the British movie and stage producer and director Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes, and the two married in May 2003.
Later that year, Kate gave birth to their son Joe, but in 2010 they separated, while their divorce was finalized in the following year.
As of March 2021, Edward’s married to Kate Winslet, and they have a son together.
Hobbies and other interests
Edward’s known as a ‘happy-go-lucky’ person, and believes that life shouldn’t be taken seriously, although he’s occasionally serious, mostly when it comes to his family; he apparently only changed his name to show that people are taking life too seriously.
He’s physically active, as he has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week, just to stay in shape rather than to become muscular and look as a bodybuilder.
Edward’s interested in fashion, and loves to dress up in strange and funny clothes. As his ex-wife has explained, he once wore a pair of jeans, a pink frilly shirt and a top hat.
In his spare time, Edward enjoys watching movies and TV series – some of his favorite actors and actresses are Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy and Julia Roberts, and a couple of his favorite movies include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, “Coming to America” and “The Runaway Bride”.
Age, height and net worth
Edward’s age is either 42 or 43. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $25 million, while Kate’s net worth is reputedly over $65 million.
Who is Kate Winslet?
Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born in Reading, Berkshire, England, on 5 October 1975 – her zodiac sign is Libra and she holds British nationality.
She’s an actress who’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Rose Dewitt Bukater in the 1997 romantic drama “Titanic”, written and directed by James Cameron, and which also starred Leonardo DiCaprio. It follows a 17 years old girl who falls in love with a poor artist while travelling on the ship Titanic; the movie won 123 awards including 11 Oscars, while it was nominated for 83 other awards. For her performance, Kate was nominated for an Oscar.
She was raised in Reading alongside her sisters Beth and Anna and their brother Joss, by their father Roger John Winslet who was a struggling actor, and their mother Sally Anne who was a waitress and a nanny. The family was poor, and were often helped by the charity Actor’s Charitable Trust; when Kate was 10, her father suffered an accident and was unable to work, making it even harder financially for the family.
She studied at St Mary and All Saint’s Church of England school, and was five years old when she appeared in her first stage play, “Nativity”. Aged 11, Kate began practicing acting at Redroofs Theatre School, and while she was initially bullied at school because she was overweight, she eventually turned into a star, and won lead roles in most of the school’s plays.
A couple of her first TV roles were in the 1991 science fiction series “Dark Season”, the 1992 movie “Anglo-Saxon Attitudes” and the 1993 sitcom “Get Back”. Kate gained recognition for her portrayal of Lucy Steele in the 1995 movie “Sense and Sensibility”, which won her a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress, while she was also nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar.
In 2004, she starred alongside Jim Carrey in the evergreen comedy movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, which is rated amongst the 100 best movies of all time, and won Kate an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination.
A couple of her following roles were in the 2004 historical fantasy movie “Finding Neverland” in which she starred alongside Johnny Depp, the 2008 romantic movie “The Reader” which won her a Golden Globe, and the 2011 mini-series “Mildred Pierce” which won her a Primetime Emmy.
She has recently been cast to voice the lead character in the upcoming animated movie “Black Beauty”, and to play one of the lead characters in the upcoming science fiction movie “Avatar 2”. Kate has appeared in close to 70 movies and TV series, and has been nominated for 153 awards, winning 92 including a Grammy, an Oscar and three British Academy Film Awards.
She’s a philanthropist, and since 2004 has worked with numerous charity organizations such as Helen & Douglas House, the Afghanistan Relief Organization, and the Golden Hat Foundation. In 2012, she authored the book “The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism”. Kate also support the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).