Jim Threapleton, ex-husband of actress Kate Winslet and dad to the couple’s 8-year-old daughter Mia Honey, is expecting a new baby with his second wife, Julie Threapleton. The 34-year-old director confirms the news to the UK newspaper Telegraph, revealing that Julie — a school administrator — is in the "mid-stages" of her pregnancy, and that the baby will be a delivery surprise.
"Obviously we hope that our child will get to know Mia and take his or her place in the extended family."
Jim and Kate — who is said to be "delighted" for her ex-husband — remain on exceptionally good terms, and Jim says that he is equally close with Joe Alfie, Kate’s 4 ½-year-old son with husband Sam Mendes.
Baby-on-the-way is reportedly due in early 2009.