Ewan McGregor filed for divorce from Eve Mavrakis, his wife of 22 years

Ewan McGregor  & wife Eve Mavrakis attend FX's 2017 All-Star Upfront at SVA Theater attends FX's 2017 All-Star Upfront at SVA Theater

I understand the concept and the reality of open marriages, and God knows, it’s none of my business. But I can’t help thinking “why even get married if you’re just going to have an open marriage?” And say you do get married and you quickly fall into that kind of bohemian, love-the-one-you’re-with, both-spouses-getting-some-on-the-side open marriage. Say it works out and you are that rare success story for open marriages. Then why in the world would you leave your wife for a younger costar? Let me guess – you fell in love with her, your younger costar? And eventually you’ll want to marry her and have an open marriage with her too. That’s what I don’t get: why even bother with the paperwork?

Anyway, we learned last fall that Ewan McGregor left his wife of 22 years, Eve Mavrakis. He left her for his Fargo costar, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. When Ewan won his Golden Globe, he thanked them both and maybe we’re supposed to believe that everyone is being mature and bohemian and everything is fine. So why even bother to file for divorce, as Ewan just did?

Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years. Ewan cites irreconcilable differences as the reason he wants to end his marriage to Eve Mavrakis. McGregor, repped by attorney Fahi Takesh Hallin, wants joint custody of the couple’s 3 minor children. Eve, whose lawyer — disso queen Laura Wasser — filed her answer at the same time, is asking for sole physical custody with visitation going to Ewan.

McGregor says in the docs he’s willing to pay spousal support. As for property … our sources say there is no prenup so the assets should be evenly divided. The date of separation is listed as May 28th of last year.

News of Ewan and Eve’s split hit in October … with reports saying the two had separated as early as May. The announcement came shortly after pics surfaced of Ewan kissing his “Fargo” co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, at a London cafe.

[From TMZ]

Eve is generally pretty quiet – she’s not one of those celebrity-wives who fashions a secondary career out of being married to someone famous. She doesn’t give interviews, is what I’m saying. So it’s odd to me that Eve released a statement after the divorce filing, saying: “It’s disappointing and upsetting but my main concern is our four children are OK.” Says so much with so little. She’s basically telling us that this is his call, that he left her, and that this is what HE wants. More evidence: Ewan and Eve’s teenage daughter Esther is singing sad songs about betrayal about and to her father. Basically, Eve and the kids don’t get why he suddenly had enough of the marriage and family life. It all just feels like… a midlife crisis, right? He’s 46 years old. He already has a bunch of motorcycles, so he couldn’t scratch the midlife crisis itch that way. So he did this.

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  1. Lolo86lf says:

    They lasted a long time being married. I can’t believe she agreed to have an open marriage. Usually the ones who do that are gay men. Well, plenty of money is coming her way so I hope she can find solace after all is said and done.

    • roses says:

      Maybe it wasn’t an actually open marriage but he was just a cheating mess and she tolerated it. I mean we never saw photos or heard rumors of her stepping outside of the marriage, it was always him and yes he’s the celebrity in the marriage but there still would have been whispers. But hey good luck to Mary Elizabeth with her prize that she think she’s won!

      I never understood why he uprooted the family a few years ago form London to move to Hollywood of all places then, that probably was the beginning of the end there. Feel bad for the kids.

      • Jayna says:

        Why “he” uprooted? Maybe she wanted to go also. Maybe it was her idea If his work was becoming more and more over here. Maybe she wanted to live in sunny weather year-round. Who knows? They separated last spring. She could have taken the kids and moved back for the fall semester if she was only here for him. And isn’t their 21-year-old daughter at NYU and trying to get in the acting business over here?

      • Bridget says:

        Could you have even told us the name of Ewan’s wife 2 weeks ago? No, there would not have been whispers. Simply put, we don’t know anything about their relationship and an absence of proof is not actually proof.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Bridget

        I don’t know what to think about their marriage except I no longer believe it was as open as he behaved it was. I don’t think open marriage includes being papped with other women over the years.

    • Sabrine says:

      Straight men are no different than gay men when it comes to open marriages and/or cheating. Judgement should be based on the individual person, not a specific group of people.

    • mannori says:

      I’m feeling that the open marriage thing was just some rumor he had running so to justify his well know cheating and to also have an excuse to dismiss without commitment his side pieces. Is clear that the wife is hurt and humiliated and this is not the case with the dynamics of an open marriage.

    • I am bored says:

      I doubt she was “allowed” to have other relationships. He probably like to watch her with other women, tho. Typical ugly man.

      I feel like he’s had some recent touch ups to his face too. Nothing too major but definitely had work done.

  2. Dorothy#1 says:

    I hate this. :(

  3. Jayna says:

    I just looked at their marriage as he was gone for months at a time, and she turned a blind eye to any sexual encounters he might have while gone, not that they were always openly with other people or that she even knew if or when it happened. A full-blown affair with him in love, leaving the marriage, wasn’t something she expected

    • FHMom says:

      This. He had casual affairs, but this time he is in love and wants out.

      • I am bored says:

        He was walking hand to hand with that one French actress a few years ago. Did the red carpet thing with her and all. He’s a loser.

      • Dee says:

        Bored – it was Melanie Laurent. Lost alllll respect for him when I saw that (as if there was much to begin with). He is shady and gross. I don’t care how talented he is, he’s still a POS.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Exactly

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Exactly, Jayna. I think for Eve, the price of keeping him was to let him have small side-affairs, but she didn’t imagine he would fall in love. And the irony is that when he left her it was for a woman who looks a lot like her. I get their pics mixed up.

      • mia girl says:

        OMG I was doing the same thing! Eve and Mary Elizabeth resemble each other enough where I have to check which woman is in which picture.

      • Patty says:

        Thank you! Last time I checked Eve is a friggin adult, older than Ewan. If they had an open marriage, it was because both agreed to it. If he was a habitual cheater; she made the decision to stay with him. That’s on her.

        We can sit here and call Ewan trash, scum, garbage all we want but his wife of 22 years seemingly didn’t have any issue with his behavior. She chose to stay marrried to him.

        Fact is, for whatever reason after 22 years he doesn’t want to be married. That doesn’t automatically make him garbage; it makes him human. The world is full of people who get divorced, decide to leave relationships (even long ones) for whatever reasons.

        And as far as the children, there are worse things that could happen to the children such as being stuck in a household where one parent is only staying out of obligation and takes his resentment out on his wife and children.

  4. ELX says:

    Come on, there are plenty of women out there who have made the choice to put up with the cheating, which is all this ‘open marriage’ was. He used to come home; this time not, but I doubt he’s going to ride off into the sunset with Mary Elizabeth, he’s probably just going to cat around for a long while, perhaps having come to the realization that marriage doesn’t make sense for him a la George Clooney. Eventually, of course, when he’s a good deal older and catting around isn’t quite so much fun, he’ll likely acquire a much-younger (I’ve still got it!) care-taker wife and she may get another kid or two out of him.

    • Jayna says:

      I think he’s going to marry Mary Elizabeth eventually and is in love.

      • Milla says:

        Mte.

        They lasted 22 years and they have 4 kids. The negative press comes to hunt Ewan cos he trashed Pierce Morgan and 45. Otherwise, this would remain a private matter. As it should be.

        I do hope Eve will get someone new. Maybe there was an open marriage, maybe he cheated, but at some point you just move on.

      • minime says:

        LOL right!

      • Jayna says:

        @Milla, it’s not a private matter because there’s little things to report even after the split and affair is known via photos, such as Mary Elizabeth’s ex’s comments, and comments such as these as time has gone on:

        In November: “Clearly angered by their recent separation, a friend of the 51-year-old French beauty penned underneath: ‘I can’t believe Ewan would end things with u for that cheap w**re! U are so much better than him!!!! Take him for every penny u can!!!!’ To which a distraught Eve, who has four children with the actor, 46, simply replied: ‘What can I do?’”

        Eve responding to his self-serving, disastrous comment in his acceptance speech where he thanked her for standing by him for 22 years. She wasn’t going to let that PR comment by him go by when asked for a response. I liked how she responded.

        His teenage daughter sharing the video of her singing the self-penned song about him and the damage he’s done.

        Eve’s comments on the filing of the divorce.

        There is nothing wrong with any of these things as far as Eve responding in the way she feels she needs to. It’s a family reeling from the affair and him leaving in a way that hurts even more, the photos of him with Mary Elizabeth kissing, etc. Eve isn’t going to let him and Mary Elizabeth skate off with some PR silence from her for the sake of her husband’s and Mary Elizabeth’s career, with Eve acting like it is all amicable and friendly and that there isn’t pain right now. So that’s why it has still been covered for these months since he was caught in the photo and the announcement of their separation.

  5. Luca76 says:

    My good friend’s parents have been happily married for 40 odd years and they are probably the most affectionate couple I know of and they have an open marriage. I think it’s a stereotype to say they don’t work. Some do. This was a 20 odd year marriage right? So although it’s ended it lasted for a long time.

    BTW I wouldn’t want one myself but I think whatever makes you happy.

    • ELX says:

      It can if you are absolutely rigid about rules, but I don’t see how there are enough hours in the day. Think about it: Work, spouse, kids, housework, side piece(s). How does anyone keep all that going. And, almost inevitably, despite the rules, one or the other get emotionally involved with the side piece or gets pregnant on the side and then pffft… big ole mess.

      • Nello says:

        Right! Who has the time for all that? I feel bad for his daughters. He is an ass for making out in public with his jump off. I mean is it really So hard to not suck face in public? His wife and kids don’t need that right now. He and Mary are selfish a-holes.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        I agree with every word of your post, Nello.

      • Brittney B. says:

        “Think about it: Work, spouse, kids, housework, side piece(s). How does anyone keep all that going.“

        …seriously? “Side piece(s)”?

        Answer me this: how do you have time to keep friendships going, then? Relationships with your siblings? Because non-monogamy is essentially an acknowledgement that love and attachment and commitment can come in many forms. Opening yourself up to the idea of loving or spending time with another person — that’s what friendship is, too. I have just as much time & emotional need for that girls weekend in Napa, whether we’re platonically sipping wine or we happen to share a bed during it. Same amount of time spent, same desire for human connection outside my day-to-day routine… but if my partner and i have different boundaries than you and yours, suddenly these women are just “side-pieces” and not worth the extra time?

        These arguments are so weird and so judgey.

      • Bluebird says:

        @Brittney B

        Simply put: We don’t.

        When you have a family, that eats up a lot of your individual time and most people prioritize that over everything else.

        You speak of friends, adult siblings, parents, etc. all come secondary because we don’t have time. That’s why “catching up” is a term for anyone who is busy.

        Your secondaries are only side pieces with an emotional attachment to it. Still a side-piece in the end. Even in an open relationship, the relationship with others outside of your “primary” is still going to take a backseat for the most part. And it’s work to not only maintain your primary relationship, but others as well. Where do you have the time to spend with your friends, family, and work then?

        Unless you are twiddling your fingers and have a lot of $$$ in the bank, as well as extended time (like many high profile actors do) to go out and get it on with multiple people, your average person ain’t going to have the time or energy to do that.

        You do you with your open relationship and if yours is an outlier that transcends many other open relationship couples have, mad props to you.

        However, there is only 24 hours in a day and taking that to spend onto someone else, especially those that aren’t your spouse, kids, other family, or friends outside of the mundane things like housework and regular work, it makes me wonder what kind of person are you to choose to spend your precious limited time with someone who is prioritized lower than everyone else that I’ve mentioned above.

    • Jayna says:

      duplicate.

    • Jayna says:

      Did your friend’s parents have an open marriage as in allowed to see others on the side, or are they swingers, hooking up with other couples and switching sex partners at the end of the evening, group sex, etc?

    • Switchy says:

      Thank you for your comment. I have a few friends and acquaintances that have successful, honest and open relationships as well (and they are even out to their families about them). Open relationships can work if you choose to be honest and put the work in. Exactly like marriage. And cheating can happen in any relationship if there is a person being dishonest. For all we know, they have been having a successful open relationship marriage and then he cheated.

      • HoustonGrl says:

        Ew, I can’t think of anything more eccentric than being “open” about being “open.” People can do what they want, but please keep that sh*t to yourself. My kids don’t need to hear about other people’s open faced sandwiches.

      • Deets says:

        Wow, Houston. That was judgey and rude.

      • tealily says:

        @HoustonGrl, pretty sure your kids will never have to hear about Switchy’s friends’ sex lives, so no worries there.

      • HoustonGrl says:

        She just said her friends are “open” to their families. So your poor parents and grandparents need to know this? Why? I am tolerant, to a point. I feel very uncomfortable when couples tell me they are open. I don’t want to know about your sexual business. I also find that it is like a doorway to constant cheating. Like, “it’s ok because we’re open.” It’s almost like they are giving sexual invitations to everyone they meet. Like I said, I find it repulsive but I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, especially this crowd.

    • Nikki says:

      I have never known one single open marriage to last. Not one.

      • H says:

        Neither have I. I know some poly/triad lesbian relationships that have blown up too. I know of one open relationship that worked for a while, a friend whose gay. His partner of a decade later decided to end that part of their relationship, and they broke up over it, but remained friends.

  6. Mia4s says:

    People seemed to assume there was an open marriage but that’s nothing but conjecture and rumours. Zero confirmation. Sorry folks, but it’s more likely that all along Obi-wan was just a cheating dirtbag and she tolerated his infidelities. Tale as old as time.

    “McGregor….wants joint custody of the couple’s 3 minor children. Eve…is asking for sole physical custody with visitation going to Ewan.”

    Uh-oh. This looks to be a messy one.

    • minx says:

      Exactly. I’m going with the “cheating dirtbag” explanation over an open marriage.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Yep, I agree with you both, Mia4s and minx. Cheater, cheater. There must be something deep there for him, though, to end his marriage when, if it’s true he’s been a serial cheater, he’s never done it before. If he’s been catting around during their marriage and she turned a blind eye to it, there was likely very little, if any, discussion about his indiscretions. However, in my experience, when one party falls in love, there is a lot (more) of sneaking around and lying going on, too. I think all of this came as a complete shock to Eve.

      I also think he will marry MEW, and as cordial as things appear right now, this could get filthy. That, or he’s going to shut it down by giving Eve what she wants, because he knows he looks really bad right now, and would like to appear less so. Oh, dear. What a mess.

    • Nicole says:

      Agreed. This is a cheater who got caught in public with a costar. Instead of keeping that lockdown to spare his family he parading her around town. His poor family.
      I could see him getting married to MEW but I doubt he will be faithful to her. There’s already smoke about him cheating on her too. Which is hilarious and karma if true.
      Let’s hope the kids have a good therapist to work through what I’m sure feels like betrayal.

    • Bridget says:

      Even if it was one sided, if there wasn’t an expectation of sexual fidelity on his part and his wife was okay with it (and judging by the fact that it sounds like she’s unhappy that he chose to end the relationship, she was okay with it) it’s an open relationship.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Yeah she sounds pissed (American version). That statement, and asking for sole custody!

    • magnoliarose says:

      I think this is the case now. It was said it was open to save his image. He has to have gone through several publicists because he would be a nightmare as a client.
      I don’t have much respect for him.
      He humiliated his wife and his children publicly with his loved-up public appearances.
      Selfish, horrible man.

      • I am bored says:

        Oh but you love Brad Pitt a man that actually abused his family and had cps and FBI on them. 😂😂😂

        Still DOES NOT HAVE ANY TYPE OF CUSTODY.

        But Ewan is a horrible man (I agree) for cheating.

    • Lilly says:

      Agreed and I think he filed because his new gf didn’t like him thanking both of them and he had to show his commitment.

  7. Theodora says:

    My impression about McGregor has always been that he’s a very talented actor but an arrogant, insufferable jerk as a person, like Jeremy Irons. Coming to think of it, these “virtues” are not rare among actors, on the contrary. I think “civilian” women who marry them might have saint-like, martyr-like qualities to put up with their crap (unless they are arrogant and insufferable themselves, like Hilaria Baldwin).

    • Jayna says:

      I always thought of him as likable, nothing like Jeremy Irons’ personality, which does come across as insufferable.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I have always felt the opposite. He seems like a down to earth guy. Watching his Long Way Round documentary really gives good insight into his personality. But yes Jeremy Irons is an *sshole

    • Milla says:

      Maybe a bit arrogant. But he seems like a good guy overall and he was right about many things. He doesn’t live in a bubble.

      Irons has a history of abuse. Very different. No one complained that Ewan was anything but an actor on set.

      Divorce is always better than fake marriage or marriage for the sake of it.

      • lona says:

        What is Irons history of abuse? I’ve met both Jeremy and Ewan. Jeremy (and his family) was lovely. Ewan was so rude though.

      • Milla says:

        Lona

        Juliette Binoche spoke about his behavior during filming of Damage, long time ago.
        He admitted he likes touching women and he is homophobic idiot. It was all pre Weinstein.
        Jeremy Irons is not a good person, his thoughts on pedophilia are scary, he’s an amazing actor, but i wouldn’t wanna be near him.

    • Redgrl says:

      I remember seeing him on the cover of some magazine, supposedly driving a boat. In the photo, he was way too dangerously close to another boat, waking it & laughing. That kind of summed up him for me in terms of his “the world is my toilet” world view. Which is a shame because he always seemed to advocate for good causes awhile back.

  8. Ayra. says:

    Poor kids. I just read that the pictures came out on the daughter’s birthday.

  9. Stef Leppard says:

    Maybe it’s not an open open marriage. He was a cheater and she turned a blind eye.

  10. Valiantly Varnished says:

    They lasted 22 years. That’s nothing to sniff at when you have an over 50% divorce rate and the average length of marriages that end in divorce is 8 years. Is it a midlife crisis? Probably. But also if you are unhappy in a marriage I don’t think you should stay in it. Their having an open marriage (which I dont thinn they actually had) doesn’t make them any less vulnerable to unhappiness. It may actually make them more vulnerable.

    • Betsy says:

      And I’m of the mind that many people toss marriages aside for no good reason. Like Ewan. I like him, but what a butt hat.

      • H says:

        THIS. My best friend since middle school has been married to her husband for 15 years. In the last 5 years, he’s cheated on her three different times (that she knows of). First time with some married chick he met at the gym. The second time, he found an escort online and wound up giving my friend an STD, which is how she found out. Third time was with a coworker. They’ve gone through counseling multiple times, and quite frankly I don’t think he’s all that sorry about what he did, just that he got caught. Their first therapist referred him to another therapist, because she thought he was a narcissist and wouldn’t change. I agree, and I wonder if Ewan is the same. He sure seems like he doesn’t care how this affair will affect his family.

  11. Kristen says:

    According to that Daily Mail article, Eve also released a statement saying “No, I did not like his speech, for the exact reason that you’re here asking me about it.” Sooooo yeah. Lots of animosity here.

  12. Harla says:

    I hope Mary Elizabeth remembers that “if they’ll do if for you, they’ll do it to you”.

    • isabelle says:

      If you turn a blind eye to cheating, tolerate it, it just prolongs the future pain of them leaving you later. Also, you will be older and their new woman will be a lot younger.

    • Jayna says:

      Well, then Ewan would have to remember that Mary Elizabeth cheated on her husband with him. It goes both ways. She’s much younger. He might have to worry more about her being bored with him in ten years while off on set with a new co-star.

    • Nikki says:

      The onus of blame is on the spouse who cheated, not the unmarried person who dallied with him. But I do also blame (to a lesser extent) a person who knowingly has a relationship with someone who’s married, especially someone with four kids! There’s that tipping point when you want what you want, and turn a blind eye to the consequences; it doesn’t “just happen”. So it’s definitely judgey, but yeah, sometimes karma’s a bitch, and if he cheated with you, he’ll likely cheat on you, and it’s very hard to summon sympathy in those cases.

    • Dee says:

      Well….she left her husband for him as well, so?

  13. supersoft says:

    Midlife Crisis. His sidepiece looks like a younger version of his wife in the pics. So definitly midlife crisis.

  14. Monsy says:

    My dad did this to us. He did it in the most humiliating and public way possible.He came back 2 years after, and my mom took him back, and i still don’t get why. It’s was her choice i guess.
    I feel for Eve and her children. Ewan is a walking cliche.

    • Jayna says:

      I know several people who got back together after an affair and split. I would never judge that. An ex-boyfriend’s parents had split over his affair with his secretary decades into their marriage. She kicked him out. She had her own career. And two years later they got back together and lived a long and happy life together. He died a few years ago. My sister had a wonderful couple that lived in her neighborhood. They were always together. Then in his late 40s he had an affair and left, A midlife crisis maybe. People were shocked. But a year later he and his wife reconciled and have been together for 15 years and definitely put the work in to re-establish trust and commitment. But they are very happy also.

      Ewan and Eve lasted 22 years. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Being off on location sometimes six months at a time in faraway countries as has been the case for him, I don’t get how they lasted this long in a business where you are thrown together for months at a time with members of the opposite sex, away from your family a lot. It’s a wonder they lasted as long as they did.

      I feel for Eve, though.

  15. Svea says:

    I just don’t see why that Mary Elizabeth. She’s so bland. It can only be the age and all her delightful Millenial ways.

    • WMGDtoo says:

      Maybe he likes who he is with her. Maybe he loves her. I don’t know. Why is it always assumed a man is going for the beauty or sex pot. And I don’t like when women ask for sole custody because the spouse is a cheater. This looks like the typical road for Wesser and how most of her clients file and the statement too.
      22 years is a long time. Maybe it is time for them to call it quits and find a new life. Sometimes marriages just run their course.

      • Sherry says:

        IT seems he spends a lot of time outside LA and his house specifically. It doesn’t seem odd to me that she asks for full custody

      • Wisca says:

        “Sometimes marriages just run their course.” Not if you decide to honor your commitment and work on it. It’s a choice.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      She’s magnetic on screen, they had great chemistry In Fargo. I totally get why they’re both together.

      • H says:

        So what if they have chemistry? Ewan has minor children and instead of waiting, going home asking for a divorce and doing the right thing by his wife and kids by not cheating in public, he gets caught by the press. That sort of thing leaves mental health issues for children. Ewan and side-piece were only thinking of THEIR wants and needs. I wanted to watch Fargo. Now? Passing.

  16. Jess says:

    I don’t think they had an open marriage, I think he’s just a cheating scumbag and she stuck with him, or he convinced her he wasn’t cheating. He’s just gross, and his new lady better not marry him because she will end up just like his wife, abandoned and heartbroken. Men like him always get tired of sleeping with just one person!

    I don’t understand sleeping with a married man, when I was single I literally couldn’t be attracted to men who were taken. I’m attracted to loyalty, even if someone is good looking or sweet or whatever, if they were married and hit on me I instantly got disgusted, a man who would do that to his wife or significant other is truly pathetic.

    • ParlerBleu says:

      I feel the same way. If I learn a man is in a relationship, immediately everything shuts down downstairs. I simply can’t be attracted to people who aren’t available for whatever reason. It’s also that way for me with men that I realize are emotionally unavailable, even if technically single.

    • Melior says:

      Ditto. Not only did I always reject advances from married men but I entreated them to treat their wives with more respect. If more men and women were more honorable in their behaviour, we wouldn’t have the current 50% divorce rate in western cultures. One might complain all they want about the repressive eastern societies but at least there, the notions of love, honour and committment still apply and the as a result the social tissue hasn’t dissolved, people are less lonely and subject to depression. The moral laxism of the western world has lead us on an incredible distructive path and the sad thing is we all participate in this when we act like cheating and adultery is ok

  17. Bridget says:

    Open or not, why would someone stay in a marriage that they were no longer committed to? That they should still live together and share a life even if one person is checked out? Because marriage’s defining characteristic isn’t sexual fidelity, it’s a desire to build and share a life with someone.

    Eve seems unhappy and that she would have continued to stay married.

  18. Merritt says:

    I don’t think they had an open marriage, I think he cheated a lot and she forgave him. THis time things have changed Mary Elizabeth Winstead ended her marriage and now wants Ewan to to the same.
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead should have played Kay Bennett instead of Jessica Bennett on “Passions”.All this drama is Kay Bennett stuff.

  19. Aila says:

    I’ve always really liked Ewan, but even I had to admit there was something…slimy about him all these years.

    My sympathy to Eve and children. This is brutal.

  20. Brittney B. says:

    I just *love* how many of you assume that all the happy/successful couples you know are completely monogamous.

    You have no idea how many of us there really are.

    • Tryannosarahs says:

      I don’t think it’s an assumption everyone holds.

      Also, I’d personally be wary of “claiming” him/their marriage for the open marriage/polyamorous camp, as both relationship structures tend to be founded on mutual respect and understanding of one’s primary partner and their needs, with a great deal of attention paid to how to respectfully engage in secondary relationships without having anyone feel hurt or neglected. From her blindsided reaction, it seems more reasonable to assume that, rather than an open marriage, she was surprised by an affair that she had *maybe* already noticed but expected to go nowhere.

      It’s more about contextual factors and the emotional reaction rather than our archaic views of relationship normativity. I think most people are aware that relationships and relationship structures are by no means a one-size-fits-all affair.

  21. Gigi LaMoore says:

    I look at Mary Elizabeth and I remember when she was on the soap, “Passions”. You’ve come a long way, baby. I feel for his wife but I truly hope she will regain her strength soon. He is not worth a single tear.

  22. Shelley says:

    open marriage or not, it’s important that the other people may not have been the ONLY problem in the relationship. Divorces are seldom one issue.

  23. FishBeard says:

    The whole thing is messy. Regardless of if it was cheating or an open marriage, the wife had to have known, so why stay for so long if you’re unhappy?

    This is why I don’t think I could be an actress. If I was around gorgeous people everyday, who were flirting me to do something, I don’t know what I would do. I think most actors cheat on their partners, but we only know the ones who’ve gotten caught

    • WMGDtoo says:

      Cheating is not a Hollywood (Actor). Actresses cheat too. Perhaps they just do it a bit better.
      Teachers, Doctors, Car salesmen, Janitors, Scientist, you name a profession and they cheat. Hollywood is just in the spotlight. I can think of at least 3 people at my job that are cheating. And we have less than 60 people there.

    • Dee says:

      It’s terribly sad but, majority of women just stay for the kids, until they’re out of high school or old enough to understand. I have friends of divorced parents who wish they would have just stayed together until they were a bit older. My niece is a child of divorce, at 9, she is extremely confused and often distraught. Imagine having to go between homes. Spend summers away from one parent. Spend holidays with your dad over your mom and vice versa. It’s not pleasant and it effects children way more than we think.

  24. d says:

    I think they have had issues for a long while or something. I remember in the documentary Long Way Down she came to visit him and the vibe from him was very weird. Like he wasn’t very happy and I felt sorry for her. I feel sorry for her now but she is better off without him.

    • No One Knows says:

      She was insufferable. She seemed overly needy and clueless to the fact that his adventure was meant to be with his best friend. Having said that, he’s a complete tool. He openly joked about cheating on her, and his perpetual flings are just gross. No amount of dislike of her would even make me consider dismissing his disgusting decisions. What a selfish asshole! I can’t stand him.

      • d says:

        I remember that actually; I didn’t like her at the time for that reason. But the whole thing was weird and kind of awful to watch. Why they included that in the documentary I don’t know. It was strange. It’s just with hindsight I have to wonder about everything going on then. I dunno…I hope she sees this eventually as an opportunity for something better and that she didn`t waste her life with him for nothing. Although I`m sure she loves her kids. But she sacrificed her own happiness for what? Imo, that’s why she comes across as rather bitter to me. I mean, married to Ewan M…so what?

    • Falum says:

      Huh? Did we watch the same show? where he was really excited for his wife to come and they were cuddling and acting like honeymooners on the beach and upset when she had to leave? I literally just watched that clip on youtube 2 days ago. It wasn’t weird at all.

  25. Flaming Oh says:

    For a good few years he has come across as a pampered, pompous luvvie despite an absence of acting talent. So gross to see him and Gary Oldman winning awards. Fargo was cancelled for me after the second ep of his over-acting. Good luck to him preserving a relationship & getting his understandably bitter daughters to agree to shared custody staying with him and MEW. So horribly selfish of him to hurt his teen girls like this.

    • zuzusgirl says:

      OI still haven’t finish my recorded Fargo with them in it. I lost interest half way through. Over acting and that insufferable German character who got way too much screen time.

  26. Whatnow says:

    There are many valid points posted on here today. Many different opinions Etc.

    What I can add to this is perhaps it’s the way he did it that sucks the most. People are posting that if you are unhappy in the marriage you should leave.

    So be it and that is what he should have done. He didn’t — instead he got himself photographed kissing another woman.

    That is the one thing I dislike about cheaters. If it’s time to move on then move on and can you get divorced first before you go public or start acting ridiculous with your new person

  27. HoustonGrl says:

    He will regret this

  28. mannori says:

    you know what bothers me the most? that this dude will bee FINE. The only ones paying a price for all this mess will be the WOMEN. The ex-wife will be the scorned woman for life. She will carry the humiliation and the grief and will probably have trouble moving on. The new lady will always and forever carry that scarlet letter: the mistress, the home wrecker, will be shamed and insulted. She will mostly certainly get cheated on by him when he gets bored again, because that’s what always happens. he will never take her seriously, he will mostly certainly wont want to start a second family with her. And also the daughters. This POS has FOUR daughters, What do you think those girls are learning from all this? they’ll be lucky if after the humiliation and pain of a broken family and a cheating public scandal, will have still the father figure role model intact that will help them build healthy relationships and trust men. They’ll be hurt for life by the most important man in their lives. But him….. him? of course he will be fine. Boys will be boys. He probably feels no guilt at all, and is getting pats in the back from his dude bros at the pub. He wont lost fans, job opportunities, not even money…hell! he might even be happy that his rep will get him more groupies!

    • Jeannie says:

      This actually kind of reminds me of my ex boyfriend a little bit, he worked in entertainment n told me when we met that he wa snever in love w his ex wife (they were already separated n living together). And i was like, ok that just makes me feel bad for her Bc in my experience people usually pick up on that, n you were together for 20 years n she’s the mother of your children (long story short: you’re a dick). Something that made me realize that if someone is taht callous, you don’t want to be w them. They’ll tell you whatever they need to tell u to get u. It doesn’t mean they’re capable of sustaining those things long term.

  29. MartyMcFly says:

    You never know what goes on in a marriage. 22 years is a long time and 46 years old is young. If he was unhappy, he went about it in a crummy way, but people rarely know how to get themselves out of a unhappy situation.

    • d says:

      “but people rarely know how to get themselves out of a unhappy situation” … maybe this was her dilemma too and it was easier to hang on than face the fact that it was just never going to work? Who knows.

  30. KicktheSticks says:

    Midlife crisis without question. His wife starts to age naturally and suddenly she’s not good enough for his glam red carpets and lifestyle anymore? Usually what happens is the older man hooks up with the younger woman for a while, maybe even marries her, and when HE begins to age, younger woman moves on realizing she doesn’t want to be with an old man. Then older man crawls back to original wife. Same old story.

  31. Amber77waves says:

    Bet you anything his new piece is preggo

    • I am bored says:

      So gross. His poor children. They are the ones suffering the most. His daughter wrote a Nasty song about him and he had the nerve to like it on Instagram. Passive aggressive little jerk.

      • Nikki says:

        I can imagine being a stupid dickhead and cheating on your wife. But I can’t imagine totally discounting the pain you’re causing your kid by “liking” her song that expresses that pain. I really feel so terrible for his kids. My brother-in-law cheated on my sister, and she’s pretty darn strong, but the humiliation and feeling of having your situation exposed to the world almost killed my poor niece and nephew.

  32. Patty says:

    I realized a long time ago that no one really knows what’s going on in a relationship except the two people in it.

    The diatribe against open marriages is a bit odd, considering that we don’t even know if they had an open marriage. Truth is we don’t know anything about their marriage. Perhaps he’s been miserable for a long time and hasn’t left because of the kids. Perhaps both are miserable but the wife prefers to stay married. We don’t know and we’ll never know.

    I don’t mind mind speculating and mocking those who are always putting their business out there but these two were for the most part very private – so I feel kind of icky for speculating. Maybe that makes me a hippocrate.

  33. I am bored says:

    A complete and utter disappointment. Hes not as great as he thinks he is.

  34. Unmade_bed says:

    Obviously, I don’t know what their marriage was like, but leaving your wife and mother of your children for a younger costar seems like a huge insult from most perspectives.

  35. Shappalled says:

    It’s understandable that they would have open relationship if he was often away with work. Heaven forbid he should be expected to go beyond the limits of human endurance and not have sex for a couple of months. Anyway I’m sure she had just as much fun as he did with their open realationship whilst looking after THEIR three kids on her own.

  36. Veronica says:

    I’m only catching up on the full details of what went down after this post, and well…it’s a shame, to be honest. Puts his whole Globes speech into a whole other light. I had such a crush on him when I was younger. As always, it’s disappointing to be reminded of how human celebrities really are.

  37. Lou says:

    Wonder if Mary knows he’s already cheated on her?!!!!
    Crazy Days and Nights: Blind Items Revealed #3 http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2017/12/blind-items-revealed-3_28.html?spref=tw

  38. Nikki says:

    Since this is CeleBITCHY, I’m going to go ahead and say it (because Kaiser is too nice): his wife should get rid of those awful bangs. They really are terrible. Then she should get rid of that cheating little wanker, because he’s really REALLY terrible. Then she should live happily ever after, even if it’s a rough transition at first. I wish her a lot of luck.

  39. Anne says:

    When he was reported to have a affair with Nicole his wife had a baby. Pictures of him and Melanie in France, another baby. Maybe a coincidence. He definitely did not need to make out in public with his girl friend. Very disrespectful to the family. And he did it twice that we know of.

  40. Falum says:

    If they split in May why was Eve still posting photos of her “love” in June or July?

    Eve is actually spilling a bit of tea on her instagram page. She must be very angry and hurt. She replied to one comment saying that Ed is a victim of his actions too – i guess meaning his kids are barely speaking to him – and also said they are trying to get on with their life in the face of the worst betrayal.

    Ewan was singing Eve’s praises right up to this year. His fans tagged him in a photo of him and her i think in 2016 saying how much they loved Eve and he replied saying she is the most amazing person. So its not like the marriage was dead for years.

    Eve stayed out of the spotlight but she did appear on Ewan’s moterbike travel show yrs ago where he was traveling all over the world and she decided to join him on a leg of the trip having never been on a bike before. It showed her practicing and falling off (a lot) she just seemed like the coolest woman and they seemed super in love.

    Men are such scumbags

  41. Coraline says:

    That actress Mary Elizabeth is 18 years younger than McGregor’s soon to be ex-wife. That’s so awkward. I feel bad for Eve, she was gorgeous when the married couple attended the premiere of “Young Adam” in 2003. Why does every middle aged actor leave their wive for younger women lately?!