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Kate Winslet's Baby 'Bear'

By April Neale Dec 23, 2013, 20:08 GMT

Kate Winslet's Baby 'Bear'

Kate Winslet Photo copyright Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI.

A baby "bear" for actress Kate Winslet.

The popular British actress and her husband Ned Rocknroll named their son Bear Winslet.

Rocknroll was born Abel Smith but had it legally changed. He is a nephew of billionaire Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and works for his uncle's Virgin Galactic, the space-travel division of the Branson empire.

Reports surfaced in 2011 that Winslet had arrived at Branson's vacation home on Necker Island with her kids and a Burberry model, Louis Dowler, and wound up leaving the Island with Rocknroll. A raging fire had broke out at the large homestead, and Winslet was one of the guests who helped carry Branson's 90-year-old mother to safety.

However, Dowler told London's Daily Mail a few months later that he didn't think Winslet properly handled their relatinship. "I don't think Kate behaved well and it is still very raw for me," he said of their breakup.

All water under the bridge.

The new little Rocknroll/Winslet boy was born at NHS Hospital in Sussex County in England on Dec. 7 and is the couple's first child together, the Oscar-winning actress' third.

The couple’s first child will carry his mother’s last name, London’s The Sun first reported.

“They are all doing so well, they both absolutely adore him — and the name Bear,” a source close to the family told the British newspaper.

Winslet, 38, has a 13-year-old daughter Mia Honey with producer Jim Threapleton and 9-year-old son Joe Alfie with director Sam Mendes.

The Academy Award winner married Rocknroll, the 36-year-old nephew of Virgin mogul Richard Branson, 12 months ago in a secret wedding in New York City.


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