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While going to space sounds like a nice wedding gift, it turns out that Kate Winslet and her new husband, Ned Rocknroll, are not actually taking a trip to space.
The rumors started just hours after the secret wedding was announced. It sounded like a plausible idea, since Rocknroll works part-time for his uncle Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company. The U.K. Sun claimed that Branson gave the tickets to Winslet partly as a thank you for saving his 90-year-old mother from a fire at his Caribbean island last year.
However, a rep for the couple told E! News that the story is false.
The rep said that the story “was invented a while ago” and had “been adapted to fit this week's events.”
Winslet and Rocknroll married secretly in New York with her Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly one of the guests. The Oscar-winning actress’ rep would only confirm that the wedding took place in front of “two children and very few friends and family.”
While Winslet will not be going beyond the “top of the world” any time soon, actor Ashton Kutcher and comedian Richard Branson have booked their £124,000 tickets to fly on Virgin Galactic. Branson has hoped to launch the first flight in 2013.
Rocknroll is Winslet’s third husband, following Jim Threapleton and director Sam Mendes. She has two children.
According to People, Rocknroll has also been married before. He was married to Viscount Cowdray’s daughter Eliza Pearson for nearly two years.