Kate Winslet’s ex-boyfriend Louis Dowler says “I don’t think Kate behaved well”

Back in September, Kate Winslet seemed to become instantly enamored with Richard Branson’s nephew, Ned RocknRoll. Ned was married at the time, but likely estranged from his (rich) wife. Kate was actually “with” Louis Dowler at the time too – Kate and Louis had been on and off for more than a year, but were seemingly loved up just a few weeks before Kate and Ned made their debut as a couple. It seems more and more like Kate and Ned had that “thunderbolt” moment and they both dumped their partners very quickly. Now Louis Dowler is speaking out about how brutally Kate treated him, although he doesn’t really go into details or a specific timeline. It’s interesting though:

Nearly three months after he was unceremoniously dumped by Kate Winslet when she took up with Richard Branson’s party-loving nephew, her former love is still coming to terms with the break-up — and the way he was so brutally discarded.

Speaking publicly for the first time since he was abandoned by the Oscar-winning actress, male model Louis Dowler, 35, says: ‘I don’t think Kate behaved well and it is still very raw for me.’

Famous for her own emotional performances at award ceremonies, Kate, 35, left Dowler close to tears after they went on what should have been a romantic trip to Branson’s Caribbean hideaway on Necker Island this summer. Instead, it was a disaster. While Kate was hailed a hero for rescuing Sir Richard’s mother, Eve, from the fire which engulfed the luxurious retreat, Louis was devastated when the trip ended with the actress flying to New York with Ned Abel Smith.

‘I was in love with her and you can’t switch that off overnight,’ Dowler tells me. ‘I’m not sure Kate treated me well.’

For his part Abel Smith, who eccentrically changed his name by deed poll some years ago to Ned RocknRoll, subsequently informed his wife, Eliza Pearson, 23, the sweet-natured daughter of multi-millionaire Viscount Cowdray, that he had fallen for the Titantic star.

While Eliza took it on the chin, Louis is still struggling with what happened.

‘Kate came home with me to Cornwall and we just hung out together. She met my parents and family,’ he says. ‘I thought we were inseparable. I certainly haven’t found anyone else since.’

The Burberry model says that at first he was blissfully happy with Kate when they met after her split from film director husband Sam Mendes, spending time at her £2.5 million New York apartment.

Louis, who was at a party for the Omega boutique at the new Westfield shopping centre in East London, adds: ‘I don’t want to go into details but it wasn’t a straightforward break-up. I’m a laid-back guy, so I am not walking around with a long face — but I do still hold a torch for her.’

[From The Mail]

Apparently Louis didn’t know what I knew just from looking at photos – that Kate just wanted to be with some pretty and uncomplicated, a “just-for-now dong” and when someone “better” came along, she was going to dump Louis. Poor Louis, though. I thought he was a dolt (and he really might be), but he’s a dolt with a broken heart. Winslet is such a heartbreaker!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Nicky says:

    G-damnit, what a gorgeous man…sigh…

  2. ShanKat says:

    Let’s face it: she’s a twat. I’m sure she and Mister Rocknroll will be very happy together. Smirky smirk.

  3. Katherine says:

    Duh! Like she hasn’t shown the whole world how ruthless she is.

    Get in line, Louis. Behind her kids even.

  4. brin says:

    That Ned guy looks raunchy, she’s got terrible taste in men (with the exception of Louis). She did Louis a favor and he will realize it eventually.

    • Gigi says:

      True. But since she doesn’t want him, can I have him instead? I may not be a famous actress but I promise not to unceremoniously dump him for a guy with a pornstar name.

      • Callumna says:

        What is wrong with her face? I just find it so meaty.

        If she were a civilian, she’d be fine. But lead actress in everything, millions of dollars a movie?

  5. Bubbling says:

    How does she do it? damn

  6. spinner says:

    These things happen, right? They were just dating & I guess Kate liked the other dude better. Looks like Kate is a mover & doesn’t waste time. I think the way her marriage to Sam ended really stung & she was desperate to show him a thing or two.

  7. GoodCapon says:

    Kate, if you don’t want him then can I have him for myself?

    http://tinyurl.com/c6ywg76 — RAWR!!!

  8. outofafrica says:

    Don’t care about this ho
    he will probably dump her 4 Shirley “Loves2blow “

  9. Cat says:

    Dude, stop whining. People get together, then they break up all the time without all this drama. Go Kate, live your life.

    • crtb says:

      People get together, then they break up all the time without all this drama.

      That is exactly what I would say to Heidi Bivens, Justin Theroux and Jennifer Anniston.

  10. miss_bhaven says:

    God, she is fugly. I dont get her appeal…..

  11. normades says:

    Cry me a river model boyfriend. You were rebound material…and I’m sure your future rebound perspectives are strong too. Winslet is a nutty douchette but you don’t have to talk about it.

    Then again, I’d be bitter too if I was dumped for someone named Rocknroll.

  12. kira says:

    Sounds like both behaved badly. Not like this guy is some twinkly-eyed innocent–he did dump his ex to be w/ her. As Branson’s nephew, I’m sure he is used to doing the dumping and not being the dumpee. Drown your sorrows in some Dom Perignon, dude.

    • Jayna says:

      Reread the article. You’re mixing up the guys.

      • kira says:

        Ooops, you’re right–my mistake. I guess the model guy can drown his sorrows in some other hot model girl’s arms because he’s certainly attractive.

  13. Kit says:

    I can’t figure out what she sees in the new guy. The name, the looks…I dunno…he must have an incredible personality or be great in bed because whatever the attraction is, I can’t see it in the pictures of him.

  14. Jules says:

    Poor Rebound Model Guy. Time to drown your sorrows with the scores of women throwing themselves at you.
    As for Kate, I could never be serious about someone who actually changed their name to Rocknroll. That guy HAS to be a self-absorbed douche.

  15. Cathy says:

    Shit happens man, your handsome enough now go out there and find yourself 3 or 4 rebound vadges.

  16. Embee says:

    Oh, Louis. You were her rebound relationship. All this woe is a bit out of proportion to the relationship!

  17. Jazzie says:

    Um, so why is he whining about it to the world? Attention seeking maybe? Not that I’m a Kate fan, but I’m just over everyone running to the media to whine about every MF thing.

  18. Sara says:

    Ned will dump her when he goes through a “I want a 20 something phase”.

  19. Leticia says:

    why did he think she would treat him any better than she did her previous husbands or any of the other discarded men in her past?

  20. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I don’t really know much about this story or situation with Kate.

  21. Anguishedcorn says:

    Off topic, but her skin always looks so greasy and sallow to me.

  22. Marjalane says:

    I don’t know why I read the articles about her- I don’t like her, I never have, not sure why. The model guy is way better looking than the rocknroll tool, he kind of looks like Gabriel, be still my heart, Aubrey.

  23. Girl says:

    Lost respect for her after she decided to work with Roman Polanski. Not shocked now. Next.

  24. Julia says:

    I personally beleive that Kate has a fixation on modelesque beauty, hence she always put down model type frames in females saying how she is the REAL woman with her body type, implying they are not or less than women.

    I am convinced that after her average very mature looking husband she wanted a model guy as a rebound to boost her ego and fix her obssession with modelesque image. That she too can date that type even if she isn’t model material herself but a REAL woman.

    For all the talk about her being a serious actress and by extension a respectable human who should be absolve of critics,she always strikes me as someone who is shallow and as bimbo as the next bimbo out there. She just put a fake intellect face on her shallow preaching self.

    This guy should get over it though and leave WHINING to women.

  25. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Ha ha..I love “just-for-now-dong”. This cracks me up…

  26. Julie says:

    Can’t stand this woman and don’t understand how some of the bloggers, this one included, fawn over her to some extent. She’s completely phony in my mind and appears quite shallow.

  27. JulieM says:

    It’s sad, but KW used to have a good rep for being nice and treating people well. There was an employee at Heathrow Airport (who ran the airport newsletter) who said she was the nicest celebrity to go through there, always pleasant, smiling, and willing to pose for a photo when asked. But I’ve really been off her since she practically begged for that Oscar. She’s talented and deserves one; but I found her behavior very unseemly.

    Ha, just noticed. Julia/Julie/JulieM all posting in a row.

  28. crys737 says:

    Its ok Louis, I’m available!

  29. NM9005 says:

    If a married dude with a douchey surname (by choice) is better than a hot uncomplicated, “dumb” albeit nice model, then I guess I would rather settle for less. Looking at their faces alone tells me I’d rather go for Dowler.

  30. Cerulean says:

    I have always maintained that Ned must be a lot of fun with a good sense of humor. Looks aren’t everything.

  31. LC2004 says:

    I still believe that KW is madly in love with Leo D. and since she can’t get him (b/c he likes his adult pre-teens) then she is trying to be like him. And when that fails she goes back to her default, which is stealing someone else’s man. She is a bit neurotic and insecure=deadly combination. Well good luck because it worked out really well with your last marriage. Second, be careful of this revolving door of men vacationing with your kids. Kids get attached–I’ve heard. But I’m just a ordinary person. 😉

  32. whatevs says:

    kate’s face is plastic as hell and it’s annoying that she keeps denying it. she did not look like this at all. she lost weight yes but she also fixed her mug to make her comeback. truth is that she is an ok actress but not incredible or anything. so she really needed those fixes. it’s like rachel weisz who is below/average as an actress but she kept a few roles because of her looks.

  33. Iggles says:

    I’d go for the model. I don’t see her thing with RockNRoll working out! Eventually he’s gonna dump her for someone younger. He’s “interesting”, “fun”, and “spontaneous” which really means he’s not a good bet to stick with one person…

  34. Victoria says:

    Kate has really been pissing me off lately. I’m not going to deny the fact that she is an incredible actress. But I feel like she is just now the person she seems to be and that some of her naysayers were right about her.


    While I definitely think she is crazy for getting with a dude who changed his named to NedRocknRoll or whatever, people are only taking this model’s side because hes hot. Don’t get me wrong, a pretty face is a pretty face, but this woman just finished a divorce and they were dating “off and on” for a year. That sounds to me they weren’t exclusive. If she just dropped him like hot potato then that was in bad form, yeah. But it sounds to me like he’s just trying to get some shine off of his fling with her.

    Anyway, yeah she’s a dumbass. He is hot.

  35. BerMan says:

    Hey she was married, then her husband had a side relationship.. end of story divorce. Along came some handsome model sweetness, fun and good stress reliever sex..Nice. end of story . Along comes an old friend son , they hit it off, sparkles, and wow. New story.
    – Dear Louis, Get over it and move on. Cheers !

  36. Turtle Dove says:

    I hate whiney guys. If the WIFE of Ned RockandRollWannaBe can move on then an unmarried man who had a short relationship with Kate should be able too.

  37. Stacia says:

    So she dumps the handsome single guy that for a still married not-so-handsome guy…dam love is blind and so is Kate.

  38. dvz says:

    Fame has most certainly gone to her botoxed head. She has transformed into quite the cunt. Next stop: Hanging out with Gwinnie

  39. anne_000 says:

    Dear Rebound Model Guy, I can’t feel sorry for you, because you have really bad taste in women.

  40. helen says:

    really, his family name is name is RocknRoll? mind boggles.

  41. DesertReal says:

    ‘I was in love with her and you can’t switch that off overnight,’ Dowler tells me. ‘I’m not sure Kate treated me well…???!!!’

    What a biggity-bitch.

  42. Emma says:

    Kate bought into her own press about four years ago, and I haven’t liked her since. She’s nothing but a walking ego these days.

  43. frances says:

    Get a life! Why you don’t leave Kate alone?

  44. jin says:

    Kate Winslet you heartbreaker you! She seems like a really passionate, emotional woman, so I imagine she follows her passions and don’t always have the most stable relationships. Her being so emotional and passionate is what makes her such a great actress.

  45. Zoe says:

    Men really do become emotional arseholes sometimes when they’re dumped. He can ‘love’ Kate all he wants, doesn’t mean she’s love with him. Makes you appear bitter and you end up talking trash about the ex. Its not attractive when you trash your ex, no matter if they’re a horrible person. Hate it when men believe you owe them something just because they love you or like you.

  46. LuckyLilGem says:

    It’s gotta be rough on Louis because he just got dumped after vacationing with Kate at Branson’s family’s private island. Talk about feeling betrayed… but he’s better off now than years down the road. This applies to both men and women; have a heart folks.

  47. hank says:

    I agree with lc2004…have always thought her heart is with LEO…