Kate Winslet Strikes Back At Pregnancy Critics

The 38-year-old actress responds to critics of her newborn son’s last name, her 3rd pregnancy by 3 men

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When English actress Kate Winslet welcomed her new son Bear last month, she was the subject of much public scrutiny. The 38-year-old faced backlash over her decision to have her son take her last name as opposed to husband Ned Rocknroll’s surname. She has been slammed in the press for having three children by three different men. But in an interview with Glamour UK, Winslet gave a backhanded apology to those who question her decisions.

“I’m really sorry to the nation’s press that I fell in love and got pregnant; I do apologize if you deem that irresponsible,” Winslet said according to People.

“No one has a right to comment on anyone’s life or the choices I do or don’t make. It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth. People have no idea at all,” Winslet said. “It baffles me, truly, that you can publicly treat a person like that. It’s not very nice.”

The mother of three, including daughter Mia, 13, and son Joe, 10, calls her family her “core” in the interview. Her new film Labor Day will be out in theaters Jan. 31.

[People]

54 comments
LandoAdams
LandoAdams

First, after her first 2 failed marriages she probably learned it's just easier to give the kid her last name for her 4th marriage. Second, WHO CARES?!?! Honestly...

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grown up? 3 kids, 3 different fathers? 3 different marriages in 10 years! yeah honey, 

we call that BOGAN! REDNECK! slapper! you catch my drift. you might be a movie star.

glamorous and all that! yeah, but deep down you are what we call trailer trash! 


I know that was mean, I should wait for the next marriage, or maybe the one after that.. ohh because you will get married a couple more times before you die..hahahaha

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

Oh really, Kate - you're a, "f_____ing grown-up??"  Last time I checked, grown-ups don't hurl obscenities during interviews or other conversations.



RobertSilverman
RobertSilverman

Is Bear Grylls the Father just asking


In the old days Kate would be considered a fast woman 

or even a slapper

many high born women were referred to as such


but nowadays many women have children by all different Fathers 

some of whom live on Benefits

although this does not apply to Kate 

dianencolorado
dianencolorado

Kate was married to each of her children's fathers and each relationship lasted a few to many years. So, while it is not ideal to have three different fathers, she was in love with each of her children's fathers and her children were conceived in love and in a marriage. She is an actress and feelings, emotions, and desires and disappointments are heightened in that profession. Actors move on more easily in relationships because they tend to want more intensity in their lives. Which may be why they chose the acting profession. That intensity is what makes Kate such a remarkable actress.

GGG
GGG

Kate should have her 4th child with Leo, he needs a kid too. (When he decides to have a serious relationship LOL)

gbud
gbud

The people who're criticizing her are all jealous women and the men who wish she had been the mother of their babies.

ParsonJim
ParsonJim

“No one has a right to comment on anyone’s life or the choices I do or don’t make. It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth. People have no idea at all,”


So true.  My 7 sister-wives and I agree completely.


jawaidmanzoor
jawaidmanzoor

Winslet is great actress in field where you also make some

enemies....

Wishin
Wishin

 Kate, If you would like to have a fourth child by a fourth man, I'm available.  

tabbasi
tabbasi

no one can judge as what problems she must have gone through in her life .. people do have a habit of passing on judgement without knowing anything about it .. IF every one tries to solve their own issues FIRST this world would be a great place ..

ss80ss
ss80ss

I know this is off topic - and I might be late to the party, but is anyone else depressed that Time has succumbed to pressures from the top, no doubt, to participate in this salacious "entertainment news" format? ugh.

Casrekoli
Casrekoli

She's paid quite well to listen to the comments.  She might want to stay out of the limelight if she wants a private life.

rajib
rajib

What a family diversity 3 by 3 !   

Bluedoglover
Bluedoglover

Why do people think it's any of their business what this woman does? Get a life, people!

AlexanderCanate
AlexanderCanate

I wouldnt want my child's last name to be Rocknroll either.  Its a silly made up name.

Twinkledawn
Twinkledawn

Don't people have more to worry about than this? She's a married, adult woman with enough money to support herself and her family. She's smart and loving. Jeesh. What about world hunger, people? or the environment? or a hundred other things that could use some attention?

kc3908
kc3908

Can't say I would've made the same decisions, but who am I to judge? Respect to her for standing her ground.

megalexlc
megalexlc

Can everyone stop judging Kate, she is a great role model and who cares if she has three kids from three different men. We all make mistakes and who says that is a mistake?! She has enough love to go around for her children and others! Plus I'm the same age as her oldest daughter, Mia, and I pretty sure the last thing they want to hear is judgment from strangers around the world! ...... you are awesome Kate Winslet!! And don't let anyone forget it!!!

UnniN
UnniN

In what way is the actress answerable to you for what she does? To be blunt, what she does is none of your business and you should learn to keep your petty moralisings where they belong - yourselves. Whether she has three or thirty children it is entirely her life and who the father is is not your concern. Sickening to see how readily people want to judge someone else's actions when that person is not bounden to them in any way.

Bullsgt
Bullsgt

If she can afford to raise (healthy, cared for, nurtured) children let her have as many as she wants.

However I can absolutely see why she didn't want her child's last name to be "Rocknroll"  

You have to give credit where credit is due!

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

Winslet is a great actress but seems like a flake. Way too yappy in interviews.

As for her childbearing and child-naming, her business. She is wealthy and can afford to provide for her brood. Many young women who drop kids out-of-wedlock can't and end up in poverty and on taxpayer-supported government programs. No woman is required to have a child.


thesauros
thesauros

I think that putting yourself and your own wants before the well-being of the children you've created is immoral.  People like her believe that being attracted to someone is the same as knowing how to love someone. It's also immoral to teach children an inaccurate view of love. 

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

Wow, so another Hollywood star acts in an immoral manner. 

This is not news-worthy, and TIME Magazine should be above this kind of "US Weekly"/"People" Magazine-worthy drivel.

dantonstl
dantonstl

right, like i know a guy who has three different babys mothers, and theyre all from the same hood. ORLANDO.

not exciting, and not an awesome vacation for anyone.

dantonstl
dantonstl

online only...you wont see it in print...our editors are awesome:

dantonstl
dantonstl

yeah and tell them what to do with their life please, give them some dietary secrets, time schedules and regimentation...you could be helping and publishing on a continued level...like continuation care for those in retirement or with a lack of hobbies.

dantonstl
dantonstl

what if someone with lupus or identity crisis makes believe that she is her, or that she isnt her because of psuedonyms and schizophrenia? all could be lost, and the poor children, they might get brought up and dropped off by multiple look alikes, did you know that Clint Eastwood has a 40 something year old son?

hed make a great chaperone huh? or would he? maybe hes a mean person, hates all actors and actresses, feels snubbed...is the bad guy from most Lifetime movies and so on.

mystfire
mystfire

Standing her ground on what?

phoenix1920
phoenix1920

@thesauros Interesting view on how to teach a child "love" from a person who throws around such judgmental attitudes about people you don't personally know. Is it equally immortal to teach a child how to so judgmental about complete and total strangers?  Most of the religions with which I am familiar have clear statements and beliefs that we should not stand in judgment of others and that we need to attend to our own shortcomings.

Fael
Fael

@thesauros  "innaccurate view of love"... I'm sure she is loving her children just fine, and if her relationship with their fathers haven't worked out, who are you to say she didn't love them "accurately"?  keep your judgements, i mean morals, to yourself....

Fael
Fael

@mrbomb13 just another judgmental person claiming to know what's better for somebody else. 

thesauros
thesauros

@dantonstl ya but I bet all the kids were conceived in "love" so it's all good - right dianencolorado? 

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

@ameliebonfant@mrbomb13


Any time someone gives birth to a child they don't have the means to raise, that's immoral - whether they're married or not. Winslet can well afford her kids.

Crystal221
Crystal221

@LawrenceChang@mystfire You are incredibly rude not to mention immature. I hope for your sake that you only respond to questions you think are stupid by asking the person if they are stupid when you are safely behind a computer screen 

janus
janus

@thesauros@vukko i pity your 30,000 clients, thesauros, --what did they do to deserve getting an intolerant pompous jacka$$ like you for a therapist

thesauros
thesauros

@Twinkledawn @thesauros We have seven adopted children, we've been married for forty years, and I won't call you immoral for judging me. 

thesauros
thesauros

@vukko @thesauros What makes me an expert? 30,000 clients as a retired Marriage and Family therapist. I don't need to "know" her to know what her behaviours mean and the impact that her behaviours will have on her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Fael
Fael

@thesauros  you know nothing about her personal feelings or her personal life except what you've seen in the media.  sounds like there's a lot of projection going on here; best to keep your judgements to yourself lest you look rigid and intolerant...

vukko
vukko

@thesauros what makes you the expert on morality. If your answer has anything to do with some Abrahamic, misogynist cult then you sir, are deluded.

TaiMoyoade
TaiMoyoade

@thesauros Immorals? you have no right in judging her, because you're not leaving her life! capito

Twinkledawn
Twinkledawn

@thesauros So you know her personally and know she lacks the ability to love? Otherwise, you have no idea what she's capable of when it comes to loving. You are being judgmental and that's not loving - do you have children? What are you teaching them about morals? Judging others is also immoral.

thesauros
thesauros

@lordofthefly @ameliebonfant @mrbomb13 She doesn't have the emotional, spiritual or moral means to teach her children the behaviours of loving another human being; she only knows how to take until the source for her attraction is depleted and then she moves on. That is immoral.