Did Sam Mendes Cheat On Kate Winslet?

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Did actress Rebecca Hall cause Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet to break up?

Since the news broke that Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes have separated after seven years of marriage, we have begun moving through the five stages of grief. We started out with denial: No! Not our pretty Kate and her clever husband! They seemed so happy! Etc. And now that sources are blabbing that the split might have been because Sam was spending a lot of time with British actress Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Starter for 10), we have moved instantly to anger. Is There Really A Best Actress Oscar Curse?

"When Kate found out that Sam had grown close to Rebecca, she was upset," some spy told the British paper The Daily Mail. "Rebecca is totally Sam's type—a thespian mix of brains and beauty." Well, sure, but doesn't that also describe, you know, HIS WIFE? The Daily Mail story continues to say that Kate is currently torn about whether to move from her home in New York, where her kids, Mia, 9, and Joe, 6, go to school, back to London, where her family and many friends are.

Kate and Sam's statement on their separation said the decision was mutual and amicable, which sounds very mature of them and has launched us directly into the bargaining portion of today's program. Maybe they just got the seven-year itch and decided to call the whole thing off. Maybe Rebecca and Sam are just coworkers. Maybe Kate will hook up with Leonardo DiCaprio and the sixteen-year-old who lives inside our heads will explode with joy. Study: Love Lasts Roughly 3 Years

But the end of what seemed like one of Hollywood's most stable, mutually respectful, and successful relationshipshe was okay with directing her in a love scene with a guy she'd known before they were married! That is so grown up!—is just making us depressed. Add that to the completely horrifying Sandra Bullock–Jesse James news and we just want to pull the covers over our heads and never come out. Jesse Better Not Have Cheated On Sandra Bullock

Acceptance will come, we guess, when another couple that totally needs to split up does, like Speidi or Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller. Or when Kate and Leonardo declare that they are getting married, having seven babies, and making Titanic 2: On the Bottom of the Ocean, No One Can Hear the Teen Girls Scream.

Via The New York Post and Celebitchy. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.