Wednesday 12 December 2018

Ewan McGregor's estranged wife Eve Mavrakis breaks her silence on 'disappointing' split

Actor Ewan McGregor and wife Eve Mavrakis attend the 10th Annual GO Campaign Gala at Manuela on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Ewan McGregor and wife Eve Mavrakis attend the 10th Annual GO Campaign Gala at Manuela on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Ewan McGregor attends the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
Ewan McGregor kissing Mary Elizabeth Wickstead while accepting his Critics' Choice Award
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)
Eve McGregor and Ewan McGregor attend the annual Serpentine Gallery summer party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Actor Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/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)
Production designer Eve Mavrakis (L) and actor Ewan McGregor attend FX Network 2017 All-Star Upfront at SVA Theater on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Ewan McGregor attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Ewan McGregor's estranged wife Eve Mavrakis has broken her silence following the end of her 22-year marriage to the actor.

The Trainspotting cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the break-up in paperwork filed this week (ends19Jan18), three months after the split story first hit headlines when McGregor was photographed kissing his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead in a London cafe in October.

Reports suggested the Scottish actor had left the mother of his four children at the beginning of the summer.

Neither star has commented on the break-up - until now.

Production designer Eve Mavrakis (L) and actor Ewan McGregor attend FX Network 2017 All-Star Upfront at SVA Theater on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Production designer Eve Mavrakis (L) and actor Ewan McGregor attend FX Network 2017 All-Star Upfront at SVA Theater on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Mavrakis, 51, told U.K. newspaper The Sun on Sunday, "It’s disappointing and upsetting but my main concern is our four children are OK."

The former couple shares Clara, Esther, Jamyan, and Anouk.

Ewan is seeking joint custody of his three minor children, while Mavrakis, who also filed for divorce this week, wants sole care and visiting rights for her estranged husband.

The actor raised eyebrows when he thanked Eve onstage at the Golden Globes earlier this month (Jan18).

Actor Ewan McGregor and actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead attend the
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)

McGregor landed the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television prize for his dual roles in crime drama Fargo, in which he portrayed twins Emmit and Ray Stussy, and as he collected the honour in Los Angeles, he took a moment to express his gratitude for his family's support.

He said, "I want to take a moment to just say thank you to Eve, who's always stood by me for 22 years, and my four children - Clara, Esther, Jamyan, and Anouk - I love you."

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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