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Actor Ewan McGregor files for divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2018 | divorce

When celebrities split up, most people don’t usually even bat an eye because these splits are so commonplace today. But when a long-time married couple are going separate ways and the celebrity half files for divorce as in the case of actor Ewan McGregor and his wife of more than two decades, many fans are a little stunned by the news. California resident McGregor filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Eve Mavrakis, after allegedly beginning a romance with actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead with whom he stars in the television show, Fargo and with whom he recently attended the Golden Globe Awards. 

McGregor asked for joint custody of his and Mavrakis’s three minor children. Mavrakis, however, is seeking sole custody with McGregor having visitation rights. McGregor has also said he would pay spousal support.

The marriage did not have a prenuptial agreement. The Scottish actor recently thanked his soon-to-be ex wife for her support over 22 years at the Golden Globes where he picked up the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. He also praised Winstead and his fellow Fargo actors. 

Divorce is never easy in the best of circumstances but when a couple is in the public eye, it may make matters even more stressful. Individuals in California who are going through a divorce, whatever the circumstances may be, may find the waters easier to navigate with sage legal advice that can only come from a family law attorney. Those going through a divorce may find the going easier if they seek guidance and support from a lawyer about the divorce process and the steps involved in pursuing a favorable outcome.

Source:, “Ewan McGregor files for divorce”, Jan. 21, 2018