Ewan McGregor and wife Eve Mavrakis have filed for divorce after 22 years of marriage and four children together. According to a source that is close to the family, the couple has been separated since May, after news broke out that McGregor was seen kissing his co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
A representative for McGregor denied a request for additional comment. Photos of the ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Star Wars’ actor, 46, were published by The Sun. They featured McGregor kissing his ‘Fargo’ costar, 32, in a West London cafe. The pair was also seen leaving the cafe together on Mcgregor’s motorbike.
In February, Winstead shared a photo with Mcgregor on her Instagram page. She captioned it, “Pretty lovely Canadian Sunday. Good night!” Interestingly, Winstead also split from her own husband, Riley Stearns, in May. They were married in 2010.
McGregor and Mavrakis met while working on the set of the British TV crime series ‘Kavanagh QC’. Mavrakis was born in France and worked as a production designer. She also worked as production interpreter on the Chinese set of Steven Spielberg’s 1987 movie ‘Empire of the Sun’.
Twelve months after meeting him, McGregor was raised to the status of movie star thanks to his role in ‘Trainspotting’. That same year, Mavrakis gave birth to their first daughter, Clara, 21, who today is an up-and-coming model.
Their other children include Jamyan, 16, as well as Esther, 15, and Anouk, 6, the youngest of which are adopted. McGregor and Mavrakis’ relationship was admired by many given that they are among a small group of Hollywood celebrities who choose to live more ordinary, rather than glamorous lives.
McGregor had previously described his marriage as a rock of stability and when asked about the secret of an enduring marriage, he answered: “You know each other so well and you’re so comfortable in each other’s company […] I get asked what’s the secret to a happy marriage a lot, and there’s no answer to it without trivialising it. You can’t just say ‘If you do this or do that, you’ll have a great marriage’ because it doesn’t work like that. There’s no secret other than to be in love with the woman you’re sharing your life with.” We wish them both better times.
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