Kate Winslet and Ned RocknRoll will celebrate their marriage in space

28 December 2012 / 3 years 10 months ago

Source: Bang Showbiz NewsKate Winslet and her new husband Ned RocknRoll will celebrate their marriage by going into space, courtesy of Ned's billionaire uncle, Sir Richard Branson.The 37-year-old actress wed Ned RocknRoll in a private ceremony in New York earlier this week, and the newlyweds will celebrate their union with the extraordinary two-hour flight into orbit courtesy of Ned's uncle, Sir Richard Branson, according to The Sun newspaper.Ned, 34, works part-time for Richard's space flights venture, Virgin Galactic, which aims to offer commercial flights above Earth's atmosphere from next year, and suggested the gift to the billionaire tycoon, who offered a trip to his nephew and his new bride for free.Tickets for the space journey cost a whopping £124,000, and have been snapped up already by the likes of actor Ashton Kutcher and comedian Russell Brand.The couple will fly a dizzying 60 miles above the planet, where they will experience weightlessness and see the Earth's curve.Kate has previously expressed her desire of an astronomical trip.Richard revealed in September: "She wants to go into space. I'm not sure she wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars, but she wants to go into space."Kate - who has daughter Mia, 12, with first husband Jim Threapleton and son Joe, nine, with second spouse Sam Mendes - met Ned in August 2011 while on holiday in Necker Island which is owned by Richard.The actress saved Richard's 90-year-old mother, guiding her to safety after her home was struck by lightning.Kate and Ned exchanged £250,000 wedding rings in an intimate ceremony, but will invite all of their family and friends to celebrate with them in Necker Island next year.A source said: "They're having a belated celebration so everyone's really happy and excited for them."

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