Ewan McGregor’s wedding in California this weekend was always going to be difficult for his betrayed ex-wife, Eve Mavrakis.
The French production designer’s discomfort has, however, been worsened by a new heartbreak, I hear.
Eve, 55, is understood to have split up with her long-term boyfriend, the Hollywood film composer Jonathan Elias, 66.
Eve, 55, is understood to have split up with her long-term boyfriend, the Hollywood film composer Jonathan Elias, 66
The Trainspotting star, 51, who has four children with Eve, met actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 37, on the set of U.S. crime drama Fargo
‘Eve and Jonathan really enjoyed each other’s company but sadly it didn’t work out and they have parted ways,’ a friend tells me.
Elias, who collaborated with the likes of Sting and Sinead O’Connor on his most recent album, met Eve four years ago through a mutual pal. She confirmed their romance to me last summer after they enjoyed a ‘magical’ holiday in Lake Como, Italy. It was her first relationship since McGregor left her in 2017 after 22 years of marriage.
The Trainspotting star, 51, who has four children with Eve, met actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 37, on the set of U.S. crime drama Fargo. Photographs of the Star Wars actor kissing Winstead in a London restaurant had shocked his family and fans.
Ewan’s model daughter Clara later publicly described Winstead as ‘a piece of trash’ and called her father an ‘a******e’. Clara, 26, subsequently made peace with her stepmother-to-be, apologising for her comments and congratulating her on the birth of her first child with the Scottish actor last summer. She described her newly born half-brother, Laurie, as ‘the greatest gift’.
By the time McGregor’s divorce was finalised in 2020, he had reportedly agreed to pay Eve £40,000 a month and share royalties from his movies.
Both Eve and Elias declined to comment.
The smart set’s talking about… Josh and Delilah’s baby news
Known for his rhymes about growing up in London, aristocratic rapper Josh de Lisser will soon have a new experience to provide inspiration: fatherhood.
Josh, 32 — whose late stepfather the Marquess of Bute sold one of his stately homes, Dumfries House near Cumnock, Ayrshire, to Prince Charles for £45 million — tells me his girlfriend, Delilah Austin, 24, is expecting their first child — a girl.
Josh, 32, tells me his girlfriend, Delilah Austin, 24, is expecting their first child
‘We’re very excited,’ he tells me. ‘It’s been the best surprise ever.’
Delilah showed off her bump on an outing with Josh’s sister, Game of Thrones actress Jazzy de Lisser, and family friend Cara Delevingne.
TV’s Julia gets back in a bikini
The 51-year-old TV presenter has proudly put on a bikini again
Julia Bradbury spoke movingly of her reconstruction surgery after cancer in the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine last weekend, revealing that her mother had persuaded her to see her new breast as ‘beautiful’.
Now, the 51-year-old TV presenter has proudly put on a bikini again. ‘I had no idea what life after a mastectomy would be like,’ says Bradbury, who’s on holiday in Mauritius. ‘I feel incredibly grateful that some things have gone my way. I was fortunate to be able to have immediate reconstruction after my breast was removed containing a 6cm tumour. Nothing prepares you for the shock and impact . . . and yet here I am wearing a bikini again.’
Bradbury, who has three young children with property developer husband Gerard Cunningham, previously said of her new breast: ‘I looked at it in my wardrobe mirror and it looked like a Plasticine boob.’
William’s chum faces driving ban
Hugh van Cutsem, whose daughter Grace memorably put her fingers in her ears on the Buckingham Palace balcony when she was a bridesmaid at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, is in trouble with the law.
I hear he faces a driving ban after being caught speeding at 89mph in a 60mph zone on a single carrriageway.
The royal pal, 47, from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, was clocked driving his high-powered Audi RS6 in Ickburgh, Norfolk
The royal pal, 47, from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, was clocked driving his high-powered Audi RS6 in Ickburgh, Norfolk, and pleaded guilty to the offence at the local magistrates’ court last month. This week a court date was fixed for June, when he faces disqualification.
William was an usher when van Cutsem, pictured, married Rose Astor in 2005 and is godfather to Grace.
Mrs May’s £400k for six speeches
Theresa May continues to prove that former prime ministers can make a fortune from public speaking, even when they’re not necessarily known for their captivating addresses.
The MP has just recorded in the Register of Members’ Interests that she raked in a staggering £404,800 – for only 40 hours’ work.
The fee, from the Cambridge Speaker Series in the U.S., was for delivering six speeches.
She was also paid the cost of her accomodation and flights, worth £3,400. It takes her total speech earnings in the three years since she left No 10 to well over £2 million.
She might catch up with moneybags Tony Blair if she carries on like this!
Sting sang Don’t Stand So Close To Me but his wife, Trudie Styler, appeared to enjoy a close encounter with Eighties heart-throb Charles Dance.
After lunch at the Chelsea Arts Club, Game of Thrones star Dance, 75, cradled his friend Trudie’s face between his hands as he puckered up for a kiss.
After lunch at the Chelsea Arts Club, Game of Thrones star Charles Dance, 75, cradled his friend Trudie’s face between his hands as he puckered up for a kiss.
Trudie, 67, then left in a chauffeur-driven car while Dance returned to the club. The pair both appeared in Paris Connections, a 2010 film adaptation of a Jackie Collins novel. Dance’s girlfriend is Italian film producer Alessandra Alma Masi, 53.
Here’s a three-pipe problem: why do objects keep disappearing from five-star hotels where Sherlock star Amanda Abbington was a guest?
‘I stayed in the Corinthia hotel [in London] for two nights and it was all-expenses-paid, so I just went nuts, and stole things,’ admits the actress, 48, who played Watson’s wife, Mary, in the hit BBC drama.
‘I tend to steal things on film sets and . . . It’s fine though, isn’t it? I take small things like shampoos. I’ve taken the vase before . . . it was a tiny one.
‘If I go into a bar somewhere abroad and there’s a really nice glass, I’ll have that away. Is that bad?’
London has lost its hold on hypnotist and self-help ‘guru’ Paul McKenna, 58, who’s put his velvet-swagged home in the capital on the market for just under £5 million, I can reveal.
The news will surprise his fans because earlier this year he gushed about wanting to return to ‘the most happening city in the world’ with his wife, Kate, 47. After a decade spent in America, he said ‘real friends’ were hard to find in Los Angeles.
‘Like a lot of people, Paul and Kate want to move to the country,’ one of their friends explains. ‘They are looking in the Home Counties, but will probably keep a place in town, too.’
The four-bedroom house is in a cobbled mews in Kensington, West London.
Head chef at Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury, Brett Graham has come up with an odd way to make his revamped Notting Hill venue stand out from the crowd — growing mushrooms outside the ladies’ loos.
From a large moisture-controlled cabinet, diners can pick from a range of fashionable fungi including lion’s mane, grey oysters and shiitakes. As a result of this and other opulent offerings, the price of a tasting menu has been elevated from £165 to £185.
‘There’s one for every guest,’ Graham gushes, adding: ‘We let them choose their own and roast it for them.’
Sounds like a fun-guy . . .
- Shunning offers for her memoirs, George Harrison’s widow Olivia has instead penned a book of verse dedicated to the late Beatle. The American, 73, says the collection, Came The Lightening, will feature 20 poems, marking the 20th year since the Something writer’s passing. It won’t come cheap, at a hefty £285 for one of the 1,000 copies. Fans who invest will, though, receive a bookmark fashioned from the wood of a felled oak tree from the grounds of Friar Park, the couple’s home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Kate Rothschild split from Ben Goldsmith was bitter, but she has remained best friends with his sister, Jemima.
And to prove it, Kate’s appointed her as a godparent of her nine-month-old son. ‘Kate is one of my favourite people in the world and I am so happy to be Arthur’s godmother,’ Jemima tells me.
Arthur’s father is entrepreneur Paul Forkan, 32. Kate, 39, has two teenage sons with Ben and also had a daughter, Iris, who was tragically killed aged 15 in a quad bike accident in 2019.