Ewan McGregor's daughter Clara regrets calling Mary Elizabeth a 'piece of trash': "It wasn't my finest moment"
Ewan filed for divorce from his wife back in January, just months after it was revealed that he was dating Mary Elizabeth. At time time, Clara had called her 'a piece of trash.'
Ewan McGregor's divorce has been pretty hushed up, in terms of the actor himself not having spoken a word about it; but his daughter initially had a lot to say. And more recently, Clara McGregor decided to open up once again about the end of her parents' 22-year marriage - especially in terms of the effect it had on their family.
Ewan and his ex-wife, Eve Mavrakisin's divorce was filed by himself back in January - just within months after his relationship with his 'Fargo' co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, was revealed. Next, in July, Clara had called Mary Elizabeth "a piece of trash" on Instagram, but since then she has come to regret it. "It wasn't the most mature way to go about things, but I was angry and upset," she shared in an interview with 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."
She followed it up with: "I'm not afraid to speak out if I feel strongly about something." And as the aspiring actress explains, back then, "I kept being tagged in this photograph and I was seeing negative things about my mom. I said how I felt and I didn't want to apologize for it. It wasn't the right way to go about things, but it's a hard thing to wrap your head around when you feel you had this idea of what the family unit is and then to have that shift. It's very weird."
Without wanting to discuss too much about her parents' split, the 22-year-old says: "I won't go into too much detail, but I heard it from both my parents. We had already started dealing with it and trying to cope."
At the same time, seeing her father on a date with Mary Elizabeth wasn't an easy thing for her. "It was incredibly surprising to me that they had gone out in public. The picture surfaced on my little sister's birthday, but my dad didn't know it was going to come out. He didn't want us to see that, but, you know, there were paparazzi following them around." And according to her, they both are to be blamed. "It was never one-sided," she said. "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."
Having said that, she has no desire to meet her father's new girlfriend. "I'm good," she says. "I wish them all the best, but I'm staying out of that, for sure." On the brighter side, however, her parents' breakup has "definitely brought all the women in my family much closer," says the model, "and we have this incredible support system. It's always been clear, and always will be, that I have my mom's back in this—fully. Not only as a daughter, but as a woman."
Clara adds that the past year has been tough "for everyone," but, "You have to move forward." She still talks to Eve daily, and is "still very close" to Ewan. "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?"