Ewan McGregor, 50, welcomes secret baby boy with girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 36

Published on June 28, 2021

Ewan McGregor and his girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead have welcomed a son together.

The couple, who never revealed Mary Elizabeth’s pregnancy, had their baby news announced by Ewan’s daughter Clara on Instagram on Sunday.

Clara, 25, whose mother is the actor’s ex-wife Eve Mavrakis, shared a heartwarming snap of herself cradling her brother in her arms as she congratulated her father, 50, and Mary, 36.

Congratulations: Ewan McGregor and his girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead have welcomed a a son together (pictured in 2017)

Congratulations: Ewan McGregor and his girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead have welcomed a a son together (pictured in 2017)

She wrote: ‘Welcome to the world little brother ❤️ congratulations to my Dad & Mary – this is the greatest gift’.

Ewan and Mary Elizabeth have been together since 2017 after they met on the set of Fargo.

Clara was inundated with congratulatory messages from friends and fans after making the surprise announcement.

One user wrote: ‘He looks absolutely enamored with you in the first pic clara this is so cute, congratulations on the new addition to the family!!!’

Adorable: The couple, who never announced Mary Elizabeth's pregnancy, have become parents to a baby boy, announced by Ewan's daughter Clara on Instagram on Sunday

Adorable: The couple, who never announced Mary Elizabeth’s pregnancy, have become parents to a baby boy, announced by Ewan’s daughter Clara on Instagram on Sunday

Clara wrote: 'Welcome to the world little brother ❤️ congratulations to my Dad & Mary - this is the greatest gift'

Clara wrote: ‘Welcome to the world little brother ❤️ congratulations to my Dad & Mary – this is the greatest gift’

Another said: ‘Ewan’s first son I believe? Congratulations to you all,’ while another added: ‘Congratulations Ewan and Mary’.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead for comment.

This isn’t the first time Ewan has surprised fans with secret baby news, previously revealing in 2011 that he adopted a girl – daughter Anouk. Ewan and Eve adopted Jamyan in 2006.

He told the New York Post that year: ‘My wife and four girls – 15, two 9-year-olds and a baby of four months – often come with me if it’s a holiday or my locations and their schedules allow. Sometimes we uproot them and put them in another school.’

Reaction: Clara was inundated with congratulatory messages from friends and fans after making the surprise announcement

Reaction: Clara was inundated with congratulatory messages from friends and fans after making the surprise announcement

Ewan shares Clara, and daughters Esther, 19, Jamyan, 20, and Anouk, 10, with ex-wife Eve, they split in 2017 and their divorce was finalised in August 2020.

The couple, who met on the set of the TV crime drama Kavanagh QC, first confirmed their split in 2017 amid claims Ewan had been seen kissing Mary in a London restaurant.

Eve was pictured without her wedding ring at around the same time.

Ewan – who blamed ‘irreconcilable differences’ for the split – then began dating Mary. However, his decision to do so left the couple’s eldest daughter Clara furious.

In July 2018, Clara fired verbal shots at Mary Elizabeth after a fan of the actress tagged her in a photo of Ewan and Mary sharing a kiss at a Vanity Fair Oscars party.

In the post’s caption, the fan had referred to Winstead as ‘the most beautiful and talented woman on earth’ – something Clara was more than ready to refute.

‘Most beautiful and talented woman on earth??? Oh man y’all are delusional. The girl is a piece of trash :),’ wrote Clara in the post’s comment section.

Relationship: Ewan and Mary Elizabeth have been together since 2017 after they met on the set of Fargo (pictured in 2017)

Relationship: Ewan and Mary Elizabeth have been together since 2017 after they met on the set of Fargo (pictured in 2017)

Soon after her reply, another Winstead fan urged her to ‘say it to [Mary Elizabeth’s] face not [on] social media.’

They added: ‘It took TWO to undo this marriage. If a man OR woman is happy w/ their marriage no outside interference can destroy that!’

To the fan’s surprise, Clara firmly agrees with their assessment. ‘Yup it took two!! Mary & my father :),’ she wrote.

In an interview with The Times in August that year, Clara openly acknowledged the immaturity of her Instagram banter, but claimed that her rage was justified.

‘It wasn’t the most mature way to go about things, but I was angry and upset.’

Drama: In July 2018, Clara fired verbal shots at Mary Elizabeth after a fan of the actress tagged her in a photo of Ewan and Mary sharing a kiss at a Vanity Fair Oscars party (pictured in 2018)

Drama: In July 2018, Clara fired verbal shots at Mary Elizabeth after a fan of the actress tagged her in a photo of Ewan and Mary sharing a kiss at a Vanity Fair Oscars party (pictured in 2018)

According to Clara, there were things going on behind-the-scenes that became ‘a lot to deal with’ and eventually sent her over the edge.

‘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 admitted.

She also explained that she kept ‘being tagged in the photograph’ and was ‘seeing negative things about [her] mom.’

Family: Ewan shares Clara, and daughters Esther, 19, Jamyan, 20, and Anouk, 10, with ex-wife Eve (pictured with his daughters Clara and Esther Rose back in 2003)

Family: Ewan shares Clara, and daughters Esther, 19, Jamyan, 20, and Anouk, 10, with ex-wife Eve (pictured with his daughters Clara and Esther Rose back in 2003)

Fatherhood: This isn't the first time Ewan has surprised fans with secret baby news, previously revealing in 2011 that he adopted a girl (pictured with his daughter Jamyan in 2019)

Fatherhood: This isn’t the first time Ewan has surprised fans with secret baby news, previously revealing in 2011 that he adopted a girl (pictured with his daughter Jamyan in 2019)

Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead walk arm-in-arm in NY

‘I said how I felt and I didn’t want to apologise 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.’

Eve is known for her work on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Imagine Me & You and Bandit Queen.

She married Ewan on July 22, 1995, after meeting on the set of ITV’s Kavanagh QC.

Ex factor: Ewan split from ex-wife Eve Mavrakis in 2017 and their divorce was finalised in August 2020 (pictured in 2012)

Ex factor: Ewan split from ex-wife Eve Mavrakis in 2017 and their divorce was finalised in August 2020 (pictured in 2012)