Ewan McGregor says divorce was like bomb going off in his family

By Bang Showbiz

Ewan McGregor says his divorce was like a bomb detonating in his family
Ewan McGregor says his divorce was like a bomb detonating in his family
Ewan McGregor has made a rare comment about how his marriage fell apart. 

The Star Wars actor, 51, had been married to Eve Mavrakis, 56, for 22 years when pictures emerged of him kissing his 37-year-old ‘Fargo’ co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 2017.

His daughter Clara, 26, branded the actress a “piece of trash” for having a fling with her dad – who she branded an “a******”.

Finally admitting the damage his affair did to his loved ones, Trainspotting actor McGregor said: “A divorce in a family is a bomb going off in everyone’s life – my children’s lives. The, sort of, healing of that is on-going.”

McGregor’s divorce was finalised in 2020, with him reportedly agreeing to pay Mavrakis £40,000 a month, plus sharing royalties from his films, in settlement.

He is now appearing in the You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder film, which also stars Clara, who wrote the screenplay.

It tells of a father taking his daughter to rehab and is loosely based on Clara’s recovery from an addiction to prescription drugs.

McGregor added to GQ magazine: “She tells me she’d come up with an idea about writing about us.

“At first, I was a bit nervous – I didn’t know what that meant. I sat down to read it and I was blown away.

“It was a beautiful story about us. There’s things that aren’t accurate, or are bent – but they still reflect our estrangement for a while.”

Clara later apologised for her remarks about Winstead, admitting they weren’t her “finest hour”.

McGregor and Winstead, who share one-year-old son, Laurie, were reported to have married in April.

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