Ewan McGregor and Estranged Wife File New Court Documents Over Spousal Support

The actor and ex, Eve Mavrakis, take their dispute to the courts

By Cydney Contreras Oct 02, 2018 12:35 PMTags
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Ewan McGregor and his estranged wife are one step closer to finalizing their divorce.

In joint court documents obtained by E! News, the actor and his estranged wife, Eve Mavrakis, establish that McGregor has been "voluntarily contributing to the living expenses" for Eve and their minor children, since he was not ordered to pay child or spousal support.

However, both Eve and Ewan disagree over whether or not his payments were sufficient enough. Ewan argues his monetary support did "exceed what should have been his support obligation," whereas Eve believes they "were less than what her support payments should have been."

The actor's attorney, Fahi Takesh Hallin, tells E! News, "This reporting is absolutely not true. Ewan has never said he is giving too much money to Eve, nor has Eve ever complained about this. Eve and Ewan have agreed that they will deal with money issues later on. Ewan and Eve are not fighting with one another about anything, including money."

The pair initiated divorce proceedings in January, after ending their 22 year relationship in May of last year. In their divorce filing, McGregor requested joint custody of their kids JamyanEsther, and Anouk.

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Then, in October, Ewan was seen kissing his Fargo co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who also split from her husband of seven years in May.

When news of their split broke, Eve told The Sun on Sunday, the divorce is "disappointing and upsetting," but that her main priority was being there for their four children. 

Understandably, the pair's breakup has been upsetting for the family, with their daughter Clara seemingly taking it the hardest. In July, the 22-year-old called her father's new girlfriend a "piece of trash" on Instagram, which she later acknowledged wasn't the most "mature" thing to do. She explained to The Times, "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."

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She also revealed the photos of her father and Mary kissing came to their attention on her little sister's birthday, which was "incredibly surprising." And while it may have looked like Clara was directing all her anger at Mary, behind closed doors she was letting her dad have a piece of her mind too. She insisted, "It was never one-sided. I dealt with stuff with my dad personally—it wasn't me letting it slide with him and just getting mad at her. Of course not."

Drama aside, Clara said, "I love him and I always will. The relationship's not going to end because of this. We are incredibly close, and despite me strongly disagreeing with how he's gone about things, I'll always love him. I hope he's happy, you know?"