Jim Threapleton and Wife Expecting A Baby

10/13/2008 at 11:00 AM ET
Roland Wagner/WireImage

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.

Source: Telegraph

FILED UNDER: Expecting , News

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 0 comments

kaya on

lol no offense, but that picture looks like it was taken in jail or something;)
Jim&Julie – that’s sweet:)
I have a question. I’m not a native English speaker(?), are names like ‘Honey’ common? That’s really weird to me. Just wondering.

phoebe on

Honey isn’t particularly common, more as a pet name, but we do have a Poppy Honey from Jamie Oliver and a Peaches Honeyblossom from Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. Those are the only ones I can think of.

ruthella on

Gail Porter and Dan Hipgraves’ daughter is also called Honey.

It’s become increasingly popular in the UK recently but still isn’t exactly common🙂

Emily's Aunt on

I love that Jim and Kate have remained civil and good friends. That has to make things easier on Mia – especially when new step-parents and step-siblings join the family.

As an adult, I have so much respect for my parents that they never talked bad about the other one to us kids and they never fought in front of us. Their problems were not our problems as kids and it definitely gives me respect for them. I hope Mia appreciates that too as she grows up.

dsmom on

He looks like a serial killer in this picture! Kinda creepy!

Silvermouse on

Haha, Kayla, I was thinking the same thing. . . like who is this???

jen on

Is says that Kate has a 41/2 year old son Joe Alfie, i thought she only had the one child.

jen on

oh sorry i remember now, got my kates mixed up😛

doris on

dsmom, I thought the same too! lol

KB on

Given your comment policy:

The following types of comments will not be posted:
namecalling and insults to a person’s appearance or character

I wonder when it became OK to suggest a person looks like a serial killer. Is it because he has a beard ? Jim Threapleton seems to be a decent guy who has behaved with dignity and grace in the aftermath of a public and doubtless painful divorce. He and his ex-wife, the equally cool Kate Winslett, are role models for separated parents who understand that their children matter more than they do. Perhaps, instead of criticising his appearance, some commenters would do well to compare him to certain other celebrities who may have found their razor but have no idea how to be worthwhile parents.

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters