Ewan McGregor admits having affair was like bomb going off in his family

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After kissing his Fargo co-star Mary Winstead 5-years ago, Hollywood star Ewan McGregor now admits the damage that his affair has caused to his family.

The Star Wars actor described that the split was like "a bomb going off in everyone's lives," especially his "children's'."

He added: "[it's] the, sort of, healing that is on-going."

McGregor had been married to his 56-year-old wife Eve Mavrakis for 22-years when the affair happened, with the pair finalizing their divorce in 2020.

The 51-year-old star had reportedly agreed to pay his ex-wife £40,000 a month, as well as sharing royalties from his films with her.

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The Scottish actor first rose to fame in 1996, when he stared in Danny Boyle's hit film, Trainspotting.

His success continued as he went on to become globally known Jedi master, Obi-Wan Kenobi in the franchise Star Wars.

McGregor has more recently appeared in a series of Netflix hits, including the Fargo series where we met lover Winstead, Halston, Christopher Robin and The Shining' sequel Doctor Sleep.

At the time of McGregors' split from his wife, Winstead also announced in a since deleted Instagram post that she had separated from her partner of 17-years, Riley Stearns.

It was revealed that the two co-stars married in a small ceremony in April 2022.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi actor welcomed a son with Winstead in June 2021, naming him Laurie.

The star shares four others with his ex-wife.

Esther McGregor, 20, found out about the affair on her birthday.

In 2018 she wrote the song "Made You a Man", with the lyrics reading: "I don't know how to forgive. I don't know if I can. Ruining me sure made you a man… Seeing those pictures, they're making me cry… Happy birthday to me, am I right."

McGregor's eldest daughter, Clara 26, was 21-years-old when images of the affair appeared and she didn't hold back on her opinions about her fathers behavior at the time.

She also made brutal remarks about Winstead which she later apologized for.

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