Ewan McGregor won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Limited Series for his work on Fargo, and ended up pulling a Globes first by thanking both his estranged wife Eve Mavrakis and his new girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
First, McGregor thanked Mavrakis, saying "I want to take a moment to just say thank you to Eve, who always stood by me for 22 years." He then continued, "There wouldn’t have been any Ray without Mary Elizabeth Winstead."
The moment drew a lot of chatter on Twitter, and the reaction was best described as shocked.
Enjoying how, in one speech, Ewan McGregor thanked his wife of 22 years and the actress he left her for.January 8, 2018
So did Ewan thank his (ex?) wife and the lady he was pictured kissing in the same speech..? #AwkwardJanuary 8, 2018
Ewan McGregor thanked his wife AND his girlfriend #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/UYJjJPKJraJanuary 8, 2018
Did I just hear Ewan McGregor thank his wife AND his mistress in that acceptance speech? #GoldenGlobes2018January 8, 2018
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 SPEECHJanuary 8, 2018
Winstead and McGregor were spotted together in October, and People confirmed the news of his separation from Mavrakis shortly after.
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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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