Once upon a time, Eve Mavrakis was one of the most envied women in the world. This was thanks to her marriage to award-winning actor, as well as one of the most attractive men in Hollywood, Ewan McGregor. Their long-term union was upheld as a golden example in an industry rife with divorces and breakups. However, in 2018, the couple shocked many when they announced that they were getting a divorce. There were also insinuations that their split was caused by McGregor’s romance with a co-star. So, what truly led to their divorce? This and more will be revealed below.
Eve Mavrakis – Bio (Age)
Eve Mavrakis was born on the 22nd of June 1966 in the town of Dordogne, South-West France. Her parents were Greek immigrants and she was raised in the Jewish faith. Mavrakis spent her formative years in France as well as other countries such as China. There are no specific details about her educational background. However, there is no doubt that she must have completed the required education and qualifications which prepared her for a future career in the movie industry. Eve Mavrakis joined Hollywood in the late ’80s and got her first gig working as a Chinese interpreter on the 1987 film, Empire of the Sun, directed by renowned director Steven Spielberg. After that, she worked as an assistant on the set of the 1988 romantic period drama, Dangerous Liaison.
Since her impressive debut, Eve Mavrakis has not rested on her oars. She has built a flourishing career as a production designer and art director. The Frenchwoman has worked as a production designer on several movies and TV series including Bandit Queen (1994), Kavanagh QC (1995), The Innocent Sleep (1995), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Tube Tales (1999), Summer in the Suburbs (2000), Trance (2001), and Imagine Me & You (2005).
She has also worked as an art director on several movies and TV series. They include Life Less Ordinary (1997), Kavanagh QC (1995), The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (2002) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993). Mavrakis’ career has not been limited to behind the screen, she has also appeared in a few productions including Long Way Down – a mini TV series featuring Ewan McGregor and his good friend Charley Boorman. The miniseries chronicled their 19,000 miles (31,000km) journey from London to New York using motorbikes. The trip promoted the humanitarian efforts of UNICEF as well as other ventures.
Eve Mavrakis was previously married to Ewan McGregor – an accomplished Scottish actor as well as a director. He has appeared in several movies, TV series and stage productions including Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge!, Big Fish, Robots, Angels and Demons, The Ghost Writer, Beauty and the Beast, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, August: Osage County, Fargo, and Guys and Dolls. McGregor has received several accolades including an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. He has also been ranked amongst the top 100 movie stars of all times!
Eve Mavrakis first met Ewan on the set of the British TV series, Kavanagh QC, in 2005. He had a minor part in the movie while she was a production designer. They fell for each other and after some months of dating, tied the knot on the 22nd of July 1995 in France. The couple’s union lasted for more than two decades and produced four daughters. They are Clara Mathilde (February 1996), Jamyan (born in Mongolia in June 2001 and adopted by the couple in April 2006), Esther Rose (November 2001) and Anouk (January 2011).
Mavrakis and her husband announced their separation in October 2017 and filed for divorce in January 2018. This shocked many people as there was no inkling of trouble in their paradise. The divorce was not a happy one as McGregor immediately commenced a relationship with his Fargo co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It later emerged that they had been spotted kissing at a London café even before the separation was announced. This revelation angered Mavrakis, as well as the couple’s children, as it suggested some form of infidelity.
The couple’s eldest child, Claire was quite outspoken in support of her mom. She even referred to her father’s new girlfriend as ‘a piece of trash’ on Instagram but later apologized for her immaturity. In an interview with The Times, Claire disclosed that the whole situation was devastating but that it has brought all the women in her family together. The aspiring actress/model has also disclosed that she still loves her dad and remains close to him, even though she does not agree with his actions. Claire has also stated that she wishes her dad nothing but happiness in his new relationship