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Ewan McGregor's wife Eve responds to speech in which he thanked her AND his new girlfriend

The awkward moment took place at last weekend's Golden Globes.

By Anna Lewis

Ewan McGregor is a brave man. Last Sunday, while accepting his Golden Globe, he thanked both his wife AND his girlfriend in his acceptance speech.

The 46-year-old won the best actor in a limited series award for his role of twins Emmitt and Ray Stussy in Fargo, and gave a shout-out to his estranged wife Eve Mavrakis and new girlfriend and co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Ewan and Eve.
Ewan and Eve.

"I want to take a moment to just say thank you to Eve, who always stood by me for 22 years and our four children Clara, Esther, Jamyan and Anouk," Ewan said.

He then went on to mention 33-year-old Mary Elizabeth, who plays his character Ray's girlfriend Nikki Swango.

"I've always loved being an actor and I got amazing actors to hang out with, and there wouldn't have been any Emmett without David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbard and Carrie Coon.

Ewan and Mary Elizabeth.
Ewan and Mary Elizabeth.

"And there wouldn't have been any Ray without Mary Elizabeth Winstead." he concluded.

Viewers recoiled in awkwardness as he acknowledged both women in his life, and people on Twitter couldn't help but comment on it; calling it "gutsy" and "ballsy" to mention both women.

Now, Eve has spoken briefly to reporters about how it made her feel. When approached about the subject this week near her home in Brentwood, LA, Eve said: "No, I did not like his speech."

The Mirror reports that following reporters' questions as to why, she replied: "For the same reasons you are here asking me about it. I am not going to say any more."

In a picture posted to Instagram on New Year's Day, Eve made a point that her family no longer appeared to include Ewan.

"This will be our Christmas/New Year card. Happy 2018! I am so thankful for my loving, caring girls," Eve wrote. The former couple's eldest daughter, Clara, posted the same photo, also alluding to Ewan's elimination from the family since he left Eve for 33-year-old actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead. "My lil family of women 🌹 thank you @evemcgregor123 we owe it all to you," Clara wrote.

News that Ewan was separating from Eve came in October when photos of him kissing Mary Elizabeth started doing the rounds.

SOURCE: Cosmopolitan UK