Hollywood news has learned that KATE WINSLET is currently dating British tycoon RICHARD BRANSON’s nephew, NED ROCKNROLL (formerly NED ABEL SMITH).

Huh. So if they end up married, Kate’s children are going to have the last name “Rocknroll”? Not bad.


Kate, who separated from director Sam Mendes last year, made an appearance with her new man at the memorial service for Ted Branson, Richard Branson’s father, at London’s Royal Geographical Society.

A few days after the service, the new couple reportedly spent a romantic weekend together in the English countryside.

A source tells Us Weekly:

Ned is really happy with Kate… [She is] mature and has it all together. [Ned] feels he can learn so much from her. It’s sexy — a boy toy situation!”

Kate is a longtime friend of the Bransons and was a guest at Richard’s private island when the lavish property was famously consumed by a large fire last month.

Do you think Kate’s new relationship will last?

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