Actress Kate Winslet credits parenthood for her "cool" relationship with ex-husband JIM THREAPLETON.

The TITANIC star, who had a daughter, Mia, with her assistant director ex in 2000 before divorcing the following year (01), insists having children encourages you to get over the past and learn to move on.

She says, "All you need to know is that it's very cool. All very, very cool. In ways that have been surprising to ourselves.

"But when you have a child, you've got to get over it and get on with it."

Winslet is now married to film-maker Sam Mendes, with whom she has a one-year-old son, Joe.