These Directors Married Their Lead Actresses Right After Filming

Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet After Revolutionary Road

2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet marriage
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The pair met on the set of Revolutionary Road in 2001, where Kate Winslet co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio. They married on a whim in May 2003 while vacationing in Anguilla. Winslet said they “hadn’t been planning to do it” before then.

Both the director and actress won Oscars in the coming years. Unfortunately, in 2010, they split up on amicable terms. Winslet went on to have her third marriage made official with Ned Rocknroll in 2012.