Actor Ewan McGregor has spoken about the damage done to his family by the end of his 22-year marriage to fashion designer Eve Mavrakis, mother of his four daughters, following his affair with actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The star of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise began his relationship with the star of ‘Scott Pilgrim Against the World’ (2010) in 2016, behind the scenes of the series ‘Fargo’. He split from his ex-wife in 2017, signed his divorce in 2020, and married Winstead last April. The two are parents to Laurie (1 year old).
The jedi interpreter Obi-Wan Kenobi spoke about the traumatic ending of his first marriage in an interview that reverberated in several international vehicles, such as the British newspaper Daily Mail.
Asked about the divorce, the actor replied: “For a family, a divorce is a bomb in everyone’s life, in the lives of my daughters. Overcoming this kind of thing is ongoing.”
The artist’s divorce agreement with the mother of his daughters established that he must pay her £40,000 (257,000 reais) per month, in addition to royalties from his films and series.
After ‘Fargo’, McGregor and Winstead still worked together on the blockbuster ‘Birds of Prey: Harley Quinn and Her Fantabulous Emancipation’ (2020), starring Australian actress Margot Robbie.
The end of the actor’s marriage to his ex and the beginning of his relationship with Winstead was marked by tensions between the star of the cult classic ‘Trainspotting’ (1996) and his daughters, mainly his eldest, model Clara McGregor (26 years old). The model even called her father an “idiot” for breaking up with her mother and later called Winstead “a piece of garbage”.
In 2018, when a fan account shared a photo of her dad with his girlfriend on Instagram, Clara made fun of the image’s caption, which was quite complimentary of Winstead. The actor’s daughter wrote: “‘The most beautiful and talented woman in the world’??? Man, you are deluded. The girl is a piece of garbage.” Afterwards, however, Clara hinted that she had made amends with her father and Winstead.
Clara even shared a photo on Instagram in which she appears emotional, holding her younger brother in her lap. In addition to Clara, McGregor’s other daughters with his first wife are Anouk (11 years old), Jamyan (20 years old) and Esther (20 years old).
In the same interview reported by the Daily Mail, McGregor spoke about his presence in the film ‘You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder’, scripted production and starring Clara McGregor. The work is inspired by the dramas of the model and actress as addicted to prescription drugs.
He stated about the project: “She told me about this idea, to write about the two of us. At first I was nervous, I didn’t know what that meant. I sat down to read it and was stunned. It’s a beautiful story about the two of us. There are things that didn’t happen or were different, but they still reflect our disagreements for some time”.