Ewan & Mary's steamy affair: UK tabloid fiction or Hollywood's best kept secret?
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead's controversial romance, tabloid tales, and a heartfelt Golden Globe moment still resonates years later.
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Source: Vanity Fair)
Flashback Fling: McGregor & Winstead’s Forbidden Affair? As reported by People Magazine in 2018, Hollywood was buzzing with the whispers of a budding romance between Ewan McGregor and the vivacious Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Despite tabloids painting a picture of doom, the Fargo stars' romance was anything but over. Contrary to stories of a heartbroken McGregor rushing back into the comforting arms of his ex-wife, a trusted insider revealed to People that the two were still going strong.
Love in Tinseltown: Not Always a Fairytale
The Trainspotting heartthrob's marital saga was no secret. At 46, McGregor chose to walk away from Eve Mavrakis, his wife of 22 years. The reason? The cliché but ever-so-powerful 'irreconcilable differences'. As they set sail on different paths, McGregor's one desire was to ensure he could share his world with their three children - Clara, Jamyan, Esther, and Anouk. "It’s disappointing and upsetting but my main concern is our four children are okay,” Mavrakis conveyed her sentiments to The Sun.
As the past unravels, we remember the October before the big reveal when the couple declared their decision to part ways. And while the news was heartbreaking, it was the rumored McGregor-Winstead kiss that sent the paparazzi into a tizzy. By November, McGregor and Winstead made no attempts to veil their relationship, with pictures capturing their intertwined fingers.
When Awards Speak Louder than Words
The Golden Globe event for that year is forever imprinted in the annals of Hollywood romance history. Winning the globe for 'Fargo', McGregor's acceptance speech was nothing short of sensational as he extended his thanks to both Winstead and Mavrakis. A gutsy move, some would say!
Parallel to this narrative is Winstead's own tale of heartache, having bid adieu to her partner, Riley Stearns, after tying the knot in 2010. Interestingly, McGregor's love story with Mavrakis also had its roots on a set, the British crime drama 'Kavanagh QC', leading to their wedding in 1995.
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