Kate Winslet Says Divorce Can Be Good For Children

03/02/2015 16:06 | Updated 20 May 2015

Kate Winslet says divorce can be good for children

Kate Winslet says divorce can be good for children because it teaches them how to 'struggle'.

The Oscar-winning actress, who has three children by three husbands, said she had turned all the 'bad bits' into positive experiences.

She told Harper's Bazaar: "I think it's very important to teach your children to struggle on some level.

"I would honestly say that I wouldn't change a thing. Even all the bad bits. It doesn't matter how c**p times have been, they all matter, because those things shape who you are. And if you don't like who you are, well, then you're f****d really, aren't you?"

Kate married Ned RocknRoll, the nephew of Sir Richard Branson, in 2012 and they had their son, Bear Blaze, a year later.

Kate also has a 14-year-old daughter, Mia, from her first marriage to assistant film producer Jim Threapleton, and a son, Joe, 11, from her second marriage to film director Sam Mendes.

In the interview, the 39-year-old, ridiculed the idea that women can lose their baby weight in weeks, as some celebrities appear to do.

She said: "There's a big part of me – now, more than ever before – that feels a sense of responsibility for how other women view themselves.

"Take having the baby, for instance. Have I actively been on a diet to lose my baby weight? No, I haven't.

"I genuinely bloody haven't. I so didn't want to be one of those 'Oh, wow, she's back in shape after 12 weeks' women. When I read things like that, I just think, 'Oh, for f***'s sake, that's actually impossible'.

"Life is just too short to be spending time focusing on things like that. I want to keep my health and my sanity and be well fed and happy. I was nowhere near my pre-pregnancy shape when Bear was 12 weeks old – I was breastfeeding, apart from anything else, and hungry all the time – and nor would I have wanted to be.

"And, do you know what? My body will never go back to what it was, and I wouldn't expect it to after three babies."

Kate said she felt happier and calmer than ever and had stopped worrying about her appearance.

She said: "What is so gorgeous about being the age I am is that all the ridiculous angst I might once have felt about having a bit of cellulite, or being a bit puffy in the face, or whatever, has evaporated. I simply can't believe I ever spent any time wasting my life on that nonsense."

The full interview is in Harper's Bazaar on sale now.


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