Ewan McGregor has played Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in three Star Wars prequels (five if you could his two voice cameos in The Force Awakens and Rise of Skywalker). And it was recently decided that 50% of the money he’s made playing Obi-Wan would go directly to his ex-wife, Eve Mavrakis. I’m practically tripping over my own two feet to make a Star Wars settlement joke. I’m leaning towards, “She Obi-Wanted half of his cash,” or “Use the force…to auto-deposit 50% of your residuals into her bank account.”
Ewan and Eve have finally finalized their divorce, which has been nearly three years in the making, and came with a messy side of cheating rumors. It was first reported that Ewan’s 22-year marriage to Eve was over after pictures were published by The Sun, showing Ewan making out with his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead (who was split from her husband at the time). Ewan and Mary Elizabeth started dating publicly, much to the chagrin of Ewan’s daughter Clara, who made it very clear that she didn’t like her dad’s new girlfriend. In January 2018, Ewan officially filed for divorce. Ewan and Mary Elizabeth are still together.
The messiness didn’t end with that divorce filing. Almost two years ago, Ewan allegedly complained that he was paying too much voluntary child support for three of his daughters: Jamyan, Esther, and Anouk (Clara was legally an adult by then). Eve claimed that Ewan wasn’t paying enough, although Ewan’s lawyer denied there was any fighting over money. Well, if Ewan was pissed that he was forking over too much money, then this recent development most likely has his face redder and angrier than the lion in the Scottish royal flag. People magazine says that Ewan and Eve’s divorce was finalized last Thursday, and Eve is very much financially covered.
The Star Wars actor will be responsible for paying Mavrakis $14,934 per month in child support [his older three daughters are legal adults now], as well as a trust fund set up for their daughter’s educational expenses. McGregor will also pay Mavrakis $35,868 per month in spousal support.
The two have split their assets…any earned income from films or TV series McGregor has starred in the past are considered community property and all residuals and royalties will be split with Mavrakis. While films McGregor has made after their listed separation date of May 2017 are considered his own separate property, his 2018 film Christopher Robin, for which he earned $3,000,000 is considered community property.
Us Weekly adds that Eve will also keep their $6.62 million Los Angeles home, along with five cars, some bank accounts, and her jewelry. Ewan will get to keep 30 cars.
Ewan and Eve were married in July 1995 and he made a lot of movies between the years of 1995 and 2017. Trainspotting, Emma, Moulin Rouge!, Big Fish, Beauty and the Beast. And all three of the Star Wars prequels: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith. All three of the prequels brought in $2.5 billion worldwide. And Ewan is reportedly worth about $40 million.
Giving up half of 22 years worth of residuals surely isn’t going to break Ewan’s back here. But it’s still a lot of money for Eve and I think she more than deserves it. Imagine having to hear Ewan practice that goofy over-the-top Country Time Lemonade accent he did in Big Fish? Day in and day out, nothing but, “Good mornin’ my de-ah! I do believe I’ll take my biscuits and preserves on the lanai.” She definitely deserves half of that.