Ewan McGregor’s eldest daughter has hit out at tabloid reports suggesting a snarky tweet was directed at her famous father, urging followers not to believe everything they read.
Clara McGregor hit headlines early on Wednesday (16Jan19) for appearing to criticise her actor dad for leaving her mum, Eve Mavrakis, in 2017 after 22 years of marriage to date his Fargo co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
The cutting remark was made after the model posted a photo of her 52-year-old mother looking youthful in a bikini while on a family vacation, and captioned it, “my mother, ladies & gentlemen * 50 is the new 30 apparently.”
One follower jokingly suggested Clara keep Eve away from any of the 22 year old’s future boyfriends, prompting the model to respond with a fiery comment.
“Nah I keep her away from a**hole men who leave my goddess of a mother,” she wrote, alongside a smiling face emoji.
Many assumed the tweet, which has since been deleted, was aimed at the 47-year-old Scottish actor, who filed for divorce in early 2018, but Clara has now clarified her statement in a post on her Instagram Story timeline.
She shared a screenshot of an article all about her comment, titled, “Ewan McGregor’s daughter Clara attacks ‘a**hole dad with bikini snap of mum Eve,” and then made her feelings clear in a statement written over the piece.
“Let’s make one thing clear,” she began. “I was not attacking my dad or calling him (an) a**hole. I was simply saying she deserves someone who isn’t one. ALSO this isn’t news.”
She then added, “F**k tabloids. Don’t believe everything you read.”
Clara has become known for her opposition to her father’s new romance, after dismissing actress Winstead, 34, as a “piece of trash” in a bitter Instagram comment last year (18).
She subsequently apologised, admitting to The Times, “It wasn’t the most mature way to go about things, but I was angry and upset. There had been a lot building up to it and a lot to deal with – but yeah, it wasn’t my finest moment.”