Emma Thompson’s Husband Thought He Was Supposed To Marry Kate Winslet
It sounds like Emma Thompson and her husband Greg Wise clearly belonged at Camille Grammer’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills season 1 dinner party from Hell because they, too, know a witch who can see into the future just like clairvoyant Allison DuBois! Emma says her man hung out with a psychic friend just before going to work on Sense & Sensibility, and the friend predicted he’d meet his future wife on the set of the film. Now, Emma was also in the movie, but she was married at the time. Greg didn’t think he’d wind up with her. He just assumed Kate was the future Mrs. Wise!
Oh, don’t bag on Greg. Kate has been married to Jim Threapleton, Sam Mendes and now Edward Abel Smith (or as I like to call him, the Artist Formerly Known As Ned Rocknroll). Odds are, he could have fit in that line-up, too.
Harper’s Bazaar says Emma was on Graham Norton’s talk show and blabbed about how Greg went to see his friend and suddenly thought he was destined for a life filled with Titanic royalties:
“Before he did the job, he went to see a friend of his who was a bit witchy and she said he would meet his future partner on the film. He assumed it wasn’t me because I was married and quite a lot older than him so he thought it might be Kate.”
The story goes that Greg took Kate to the Glastonbury Music Festival, and she was bored as shit. While Greg initially began to think his witchy friend may also be a BS friend for putting him up with such a concert snooze, he eventually hooked up with Emma. Or as she put it: “Then things happened that probably shouldn’t have happened and it’s been 25 years in May.”
As y’all may remember, this is when Emma was married to Kenneth Branagh. He was allegedly having an affair with Helena Bonham Carter, and then Emma got with Greg. This was a very British scandal in that Helena and Emma were pitted against each other in the British tabloids and Kenneth was kind of allowed to derp around. But Greg and Emma have been together for 23 years now. Helena has a young piece and still dresses like a Hot Topic dressing room explosion. And Kenneth, eh, who cares?! The witchy friend knew her shit after all.