He’s now a happily married man, but by jove Ewan McGregor didn’t half get around before he met wife Eve Mavrakis, or so he says.
Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, the Trainspotting star admitted to having a rather promiscuous time of it before meeting his wife of 17 years on the set of TV show Kavanagh QC, before he became a Hollywood big shot.
“I knew right then that I really wanted to be with her and I knew I wanted to be with her in a different way to all the other many, many, many women I had been with up until that point,” he told Graham. “And I wasn’t wrong. I made the right choice.”
Thank goodness for that.
He also spoke of “the lovely feeling of having been with someone for a really long time” when “you’re so comfortable in each other’s company.”
The couple married in 1995 and now live in LA with their four daughters.
Did he or didn’t he?
Ewan has often come up against rumours of extra-curricular activities (if you know what we mean).
In 2001, he dismissed talk of an affair with Nicole Kidman, his co-star on Moulin Rouge!
And in 2010, there were more whisperings of a relationship with French actress Melanie Laurent, his co-star on the film Beginners.
Grown up stuff
Ewan has spoken recently about enjoying his more mature roles of late.
“The parts have become more interesting, just because there’s more going on in older characters,” he told The Times.
“And, maybe because I’m in my forties and have been a dad for a long time, I’m more mature than I was. And that’s going to be reflected in the work.”