Kate Winslet and director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Jarhead) issued a statement yesterday announcing that they'll be divorcing. Unlike many celebrity couples, the pair have famously guarded their privacy -- in fact, according to their lawyers' statement, they actually split several months ago.

Winslet and Mendes met in 2001 and married two years later, while on vacation in the Caribbean. Their son, Joe, was born in 2003, and Winslet has a daughter, Mia, from her previous marriage. "The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement," read the statement from their attorneys. "Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children. They ask that the media respect the privacy of the family."

Mendes won an Oscar for American Beauty, and directed Winslet, opposite Leonard DiCaprio, in 2009's Revolutionary Road. He's also signed on the direct the next film in the James Bond franchise. Winslet is slated to star in Todd Haynes' remake of Mildred Pierce for HBO, as well as the Steven Soderbergh thriller Contagion opposite Matt Damon.
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