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 (17).
Reports suggested the Scottish actor had left the mother of his four children at the beginning of the summer (17).
Neither star has commented on the break-up – until now.
Mavrakis, 51, told U.K. newspaper The Sun on Sunday (21Jan18), “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).
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.”