Saturday 17 February 2018

Ewan McGregor cites 'irreconcilable differences' in divorce papers with wife of 22 years Eve Mavrakis

Eve Mavraki and actor Ewan McGregor attend the
Eve Mavraki and actor Ewan McGregor attend the "On The Road" Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead arrives for the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIXJEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images
Ewan McGregor (R) and wife Eve Mavrakis arrive at the 2006 Summer Exhibition Preview Party at the Royal Academy in Piccadilly on June 7, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by David Westing/Getty Images)
Actor Ewan McGregor and actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead attend the "Fargo" For Your Consideration event at Saban Media Center on May 11, 2017 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Ewan McGregor kissing Mary Elizabeth Wickstead while accepting his Critics' Choice Award
Actor Ewan McGregor (R) and Eve Mavrakis attend the exclusive Filmmakers Dinner during the Cannes International Film Festival hosted by Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with Finch's Quarterly Review at the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2012 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IWC)
Ewan McGregor with wife Eve Mavrakis arrive for the Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 28, 2013 in London, England. Ewan McGregor will receive an OBE for services to Drama and Charity (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Ewan McGregor has reportedly filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years Eve Mavrakis.

The 46-year-old Scottish actor split with his wife last May and is believed to be dating his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, famously thanking both of them during his Best Actor acceptance speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month. Despite the positive words he had for his estranged wife, he has now filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences", according to TMZ.

The pair have four children together: 16-year-old twins Esther, Anouk (six) and a daughter Clara, who is 21 and therefore not included in the custody arrangement.

He is seeking joint custody of their three minor children, whereas Eve (55) is asking for sole physical custody with visitation. She is being represented by Hollywood powerhouse attorney Laura Wasser, who has represented Angelina Jolie in her split with Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian with ex-husband Kris Humphries, as well as Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg and Britney Spears.

Actor Ewan McGregor (R) and Eve Mavrakis attend the exclusive Filmmakers Dinner during the Cannes International Film Festival hosted by Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with Finch's Quarterly Review at the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2012 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IWC)
Actor Ewan McGregor (R) and Eve Mavrakis attend the exclusive Filmmakers Dinner during the Cannes International Film Festival hosted by Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen in partnership with Finch's Quarterly Review at the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2012 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IWC)

Their date of separation is listed as May 28, 2017. He did not announce the separation and was pictured kissing Winstead in October.

McGregor and Mavrakis did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement and will be obligated to split their assets 50/50 in accordance with California law.

Ewan McGregor kissing Mary Elizabeth Wickstead while accepting his Critics' Choice Award
Ewan McGregor kissing Mary Elizabeth Wickstead while accepting his Critics' Choice Award

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