The Ex-Wife Strikes Back!
Smiling for the camera on a summer’s evening, they look like a typical happy family.
But the photograph, which was taken to mark two of Ewan McGregor’s daughters going off to university, came on the same day that the Hollywood actor was ordered to hand over an eye-watering amount of his fortune – and future earnings – to ex-wife Eve Mavrakis.
Following the couple’s acrimonious split, a judge in California has ruled that the 49-year-old actor – who went on to date his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead after his marriage ended in 2017 – will have to hand over half of the royalties he made from starring in four Star Wars movies.
This image was posted this image on her Instagram page on August 14 with a caption which read ‘My little beans are off to college I’m so proud of you both’
Yesterday, it also emerged that production designer Ms Mavrakis will keep the £5 million family home in Los Angeles, as well as around £400,000 in cash, jewellery and five of McGregor’s 34-strong car collection, which includes his cherished vintage blue Volkswagen Beetle.
Ms Mavrakis, 53, will also reportedly get child support of around £12,000 a month and £30,000 of spousal payments, as well as some of the royalties McGregor made from the films Angels And Demons, The Men Who Stare At Goats and Moulin Rouge.
The pair will share joint legal and physical custody of their youngest daughter, nine- year-old Anouk.
McGregor filed for divorce in 2018, with documents lodged at the LA Superior Court that year revealing that he and Ms Mavrakis were already locked into a dispute over money.
The papers showed the Trainspotting star believed he was paying more than he was obliged to to support his family, while Ms Mavrakis – who described the split as ‘disappointing and upsetting’ – believed the amount was too little.
However, on Friday, as their divorce after 22 years of marriage was finalised, the couple put their differences aside to throw a party for daughters Esther and Jamyan – the child they adopted from Mongolia – to celebrate them heading to university.
The pictures, which were posted on Instagram by their elder sister Clara, 24, were accompanied by the message: ‘My little beans are off to college, I’m so proud of you both. Notre petite family.’
The couple, who met on the set of the TV crime drama Kavanagh QC, first confirmed their split in 2017 amid claims that McGregor had been seen kissing Miss Winstead, 35, in a London restaurant.
Ewan McGregor blamed ‘irreconcilable differences’ for the split then began dating Mary Elizabeth Winstead which reportedly caused his eldest daughter Clara to be furious
Ms Mavrakis was pictured without her wedding ring at around the same time.
McGregor – who blamed ‘irreconcilable differences’ for the split – then began dating Miss Winstead. However, his decision to do so left the couple’s eldest daughter Clara furious.
Last July, she described the actress as ‘a piece of trash’ on Instagram, which accompanied a photograph of her father and Miss Winstead kissing at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2014.
Clara, a budding actress, said afterwards: ‘It wasn’t the most mature way to go about things, but I was angry and upset.’
According to Clara, there were things going on behind-the-scenes that became ‘a lot to deal with’ and eventually sent her over the edge.
‘There had been a lot building up to it and a lot to deal with – not to make excuses or anything – but, yeah, it wasn’t my finest moment,’ she admitted.