Ewan McGregor. The man made famous by the 1996 hit film Trainspotting and a part of the famous Star Wars franchise has made a very strange acceptance speech at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday.
On accepting his Golden Globe, the first one he has ever won, for his role in the TV Series ‘Fargo’, he thanked both his ex-wife and the woman he left her for!
The award was for the best actor in a limited series. Something he was very proud of but it was the acceptance speech that has everyone talking. While going through it he thanked his estranged wife, Eve Mavrakis and also his four children.
He said: “I want to take a moment to just say thank you to Eve, who always stood by me for 22 years, and my four children Clara, Esther, Jamyan and Anouk.”
The very popular Scottish actor then left viewers of the awards show amazed at the fact he went on to mention the new woman in his life, his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who he left his wife for last year.
He continued: “And I’ve always loved being an actor and I love hanging out with actors and I got amazing actors to work with on this.
“There wouldn’t have been Emmit Stussy without David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbarg and Carrie Coon and there wouldn’t have been a Ray without Mary Elizabeth Winstead.”
Fans flocked to Twitter to voice their shock and amusement at the awkward situation.
I need everyone to appreciate that Ewan Mcgregor just thanked his soon-to-be ex wife and his new girlfriend in THE SAME GOLDEN GLOBE SPEECH
— Emily Saso (@saso_emily) January 8, 2018
— camila (@camzcabcyo) January 8, 2018
So did Ewan thank his (ex?) wife and the lady he was pictured kissing in the same speech..? #Awkward
— Kevin Trainor (@Kinsey_T18) January 8, 2018
— Mary Brady (@maryfairlight) January 8, 2018
— Not a helicopter parent (@hromgirl) January 8, 2018
Enjoying how, in one speech, Ewan McGregor thanked his wife of 22 years and the actress he left her for.
— s. (@fruitsuit) January 8, 2018
Ewan McGregor using his speech to thank both his mistress AND his wife he left for her is… gutsy. 😳#GoldenGlobes
— Kate. (@RedHeadedScot) January 8, 2018
Did Ewan just thank his (ex?) wife and side piece in his speech 😂 #GoldenGlobes
— Katie (@WizzKhaleesi) January 8, 2018
His estranged wife, Eve, 51, obviously saw the acceptance speech but she wasn’t happy with it at all. This has prompted her to break her silence on the breakup of the couples marriage.
The Daily Mail approached her and here’s what she had to say:
From their former marital home in Los Angeles she said:
“No, I did not like his speech.”
Asked why, she replied: “For the same reasons you are here asking me about it. I am not going to say any more.”
Last week, it seemed Eve who is French Native, was moving on with her life without him.
The production designer was married to Ewan McGregor in 1995 but their marriage hit the rocks in 2017.
This all came as a big shock to Eve and fans of the famous couple when they split and McGregor started his romance with 33-year old Winstead.
Eve seemed to use Instagram as a way of announcing the split. On New Year’s Day she posed for a family photo with her children an no Ewan.
‘This will be our Christmas/New Year card,” she wrote in the beautiful photograph taken off the coast of an exotic island surrounded by her 4 daughters Anouk, Clara, Esther and Jamyan.
“Happy 2018! I am so thankful for my loving, caring girls,” Eve continued.
“Happy, peaceful and adventurous New 2018 to all my friends and family. With love….” she added.
There eldest daughter Clara, 21, had originally posted the image on Instagram and paid tribute to her mother. Their was a subtle hint in there that she too considered her family to no longer include Ewan.
The Scottish actress wrote: “my lil family of women thank you @evemcgregor123 we owe it all to you.”
Mary Elizabeth’s husband is obviously very angry at this whole situation. More so are some trolls who took over his Instagram account which took aim at McGregor.
Riley Stearns is a film director and TV writer and has Instagram account told the new couple they were “f***ing dead” in a foul mouthed rant.
Screenshots from the unverified Instagram account which were obtained by the Daily Mail shows Stearns taking aim at McGregor for “f***ing the woman of his dreams”
The post which has now been deleted also reads: “Call me a cuck, will ya? Laugh at me, will ya?”
“F*** the woman of my dreams behind my back, will ya? @mewins @mscregor_ewan You’re F***ING dead…”
In that comment he uses the word ‘Cuck’ which means the husband of an adulteress.
There has been no proof at all that the actress was ever unfaithful to her husband during their marriage.
The Instagram account, followed by 6,747 people, also features intimate pictures of Mary Elizabeth from during their marriage.
Recently, Ewan, 46, has been spotted moving into his new home in LA after his split. He was later seen getting together with Mary who is 32.
Eve has also commented on Instagram regarding the the split although it wasn’t much of a response. She had uploaded a picture for a friends birthday party, one of her pals then commented “I can’t believe Ewan would end things with u for that cheap wh**e! U are so much better than him!!!! Take him for every penny u can!!!!”
Eve then replied with: “What can I️ do?”
The rumours of this split had surfaced after it was revealed by the Daily Mail that Mary had separated from Riley Stearns after 7 years of marriage.
Mary had posted a photo to Instagram last May which showed her kissing the cheek of her Texan film director ex on the cheek and she wrote along with it: “We’ve decided to move on from our marriage, but we will stay best friends and collaborators for all our days. We are still ride or die, just in a different way now. I love you always, Riley.”
Riley also used the photo to express his love for her. They met on an ocean cruise when she was 18 and against the photo he simply wrote: “I’ll always love you, Mary.”
Ewan and Mary’s relationship was confirmed when he was seen with Mary, who stars alongside him in Fargo, leaving his London home with her in October last year. They were also pictured kissing in a London cafe earlier in October.