From Yahoo Australia: Kate Winslet: ‘Divorce has been good for my kids’
The 39-year-old Oscar-winning actress says her two divorces have helped teach her children how to “struggle”.
“I think it’s very important to teach your children to struggle on some level,” she said.
If her rule of thumb is the more mom induced family chaos the better, Winslet is living up to her own standards. According to the article Winslett has three children by three baby daddies:
Kate is mum to Mia, 14, from her marriage to Jim Threapleton, and Joe, 11, from her second marriage to director Sam Mendes and she gave birth two-year-old son Bear in 2013 with husband Ned Rocknroll.
The Independent has a similar article.
Update: In a 2013 article (HT CCG) the Daily Mail quoted an interview with Vogue where Winslet told a different story. While Winslet now claims the suffering her divorces caused her children was good for them, she previously claimed they didn’t suffer at all:
‘People go, “Oh, my God! Those poor children! They must have gone through so much”.
‘Says who? They’ve always been with me. They don’t go from pillar to post; they’re not flown here and there with nannies.
‘That’s never happened. My kids don’t go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads – my children live with me; that is it. That is it!’
The Daily Mail article notes that this statement lead to an advertising campaign by Fathers 4Justice centered around Winslet. It also notes that one of Winslet’s baby daddies has been supportive of the group:
In 2004 Mr Threapleton spoke out in support of the group, claiming he went months without seeing Mia.