Is Ewan McGregor screwing around on his wife with actress Melanie Laurent?

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Son of a bitch! These are photos of Ewan McGregor walking hand-in-laced-hand with his Beginners costar Melanie Laurent. Laurent is best known (to American audiences) for her brilliant performance as Shoshanna in Inglourious Basterds. Ewan is best known as the hot Scottish piece who has been married to his wife Eve Mavrakis since 1995. Eve and Ewan have three daughters: Clara Mathilde (age 14) and Esther Rose (age 8), and their adopted daughter Jamiyan, who is also 8 years old (she was born in Mongolia, and Ewan and Eve adopted her when she was four years old). Oh, and this film that Melanie and Ewan did together – it’s already in post-production. So they’re not filming something.

Now, there has been gossip in the past that Ewan and Eve has something of an open marriage. While I can’t recall ever hearing about any affair Eve might have had, I do remember significant gossip about his seemingly too-close relationships with Nicole Kidman (in Moulin Rouge) and Michelle Williams (in Incendiary). Could it be that there are always rumors about Ewan and his costars just because? Or is there something there? Because it looks like there’s something there, considering he and Melanie look very loved-up. It’s one thing to have an open marriage. It’s quite another to parade around Paris with your mistress. Jerk!

Ewan and Melanie in Paris on February 10, 2010. Credit: Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. JenWind says:

    Please say it is not so!!! I love Ewan, and would hate to think of him as a wamanizer jerk like most of the rest!!

  2. SageAdvice says:

    But no…he can’t be a jerk. He was my first Hollywood crush.

  3. Emily says:

    Aw no! I hope that they do have an open marriage, because I don’t want to think of Ewan as a cheater.

  4. Gwen says:

    I am just.. NOOOOOOO!!! Not Ewan too :O

  5. mtb says:

    No, no, no, no, nooooooooooooooo! La-la-la-la *fingers in ears* I can’t hear you! I don’t want to believe this, but those photos are pretty compelling. How sad for his family.

  6. Cinderella says:

    Something tells me that his wife has been through this way more than once. Together 15 years? She has to be one tolerant woman. These kind of pictures do not lie. This is something straight from an episode of “Cheaters”.

  7. Bubulle says:

    Hard to tell based on this pics if this two are more than just friends. I heard too about the open marriage rumours and the Nicole Kidman story . If it’s true then there is nothing shocking here at least for his wife.

  8. bpiolkl says:

    This Laurent is such a snob! He could have done better!

  9. jeannified says:

    There is DEFINITELY something going on! You don’t hug up on someone the way these two are doing, accompanied by happy smiles, and there be nothing going on! Please! I like him too. Sad…

  10. Lisa says:

    It is a very well known fact in England that Ewan McGregor and his wife have been swingers for years along with Jude Law and Sadie Frost. What’s wrong with him going out if he has an open marriage.

  11. Novaraen says:

    Ewan can swing my way any day. ;-P

  12. RobN says:

    Bubulle, seriously, he’s holding her hand and she’s doing the “this is my man” head on his shoulder thing, all alone, at night, in Paris. It’s not in front of the cameras at a movie premiere where everybody is all over each other to show what a great movie it is because look how much they like each other. This is not friendship. Whether his wife knows or cares is a different issue, but let’s not pretend about the nature of the relationship.

  13. truthSF says:

    Lisa, if it’s true that he and his wife have an open marriage,I don’t see nothing wrong with him being out with another woman. But who the f-ck are we to judge what we don’t know sh-t about, as if our backyards are clean and doesn’t have some type of trash laying around.

  14. walker says:

    I think they’re F*$(^*. Oh yes. Definitely. I remember that story about him and Nicole Kidman too. And Tom Cruise has always said, “She knows why I’m divorcing her.” What a slut!

  15. gg says:

    Ewan, please knock it off – you have four more important things to consider. I get that it’s hard for attractive actors to be faithful, and they may have an ‘open marriage’, but marriage and your children together should be respected, even more so if you’re a papp target. Shame on Ewan.

    Why do famous people have zero morals anymore? You let us down, famous people! (I know why – it’s because everybody’s a papp now and they get caught more than they used to.)

    God bless you Eve.

  16. Iggles says:

    Wow. This is no way to explain away this picture. They are definitely screwing. Whether his wife knows or not is debatable. Whether his has his wife’s permission or not is debatable. I am no body language expert. I usually do a horrible job reading it. But, WHOA, I never seen a photo that screams “they’re together” like this one.

    Sigh. I love Ewan. This is really disappointing.

  17. gee_gee says:

    Sillies. Ewan is not fooling around with this trick. He is fooling around with ME.

    You’re welcome.

  18. MooMoo says:

    I’m pretty sure he has an open marriage and is also bi-sexual peoples! I still love him, maybe even moreso.

  19. Su says:

    i TOTALLY agree with you iggles, i am very dissapointed. when i scrolled down and saw the pic i shocked, and kinda wanted to disbelieve my eyes! whyyyyyyyyyy! is fidelity no longer an issue for anyone anymore?! sad times.

  20. lilred says:

    She looks drunk off he face in those pics…maybe he’s just holding her up.

  21. Carrie Thompson says:

    So we’re all in agreement that they’re definitely hitting the sheets, right? I mean, those pictures tell a pretty complete story.

    I’ve heard the rumors about he and his wife swinging- Sadie Frost (Jude Law’s ex wife) is pretty confirmed as a swinger and her circle is rumored to partake in the fun (Ewan, his wife Eve, Kate Moss, and a few other British celebs not really known here).

    I also remember “Moulin Rouge” and the huge rumors about Ewan and Nicole Kidman (very similar to the rumors about Brad and Angie on the “Mr and Mrs Smith” set).

    Tom Cruise has only ever said that “Nic knows why I am divorcing her” which always made me think that she did something- the fact that she never really disputed this only adds to the intrigue….

  22. sonola trip says:

    The weird thing is if you look at all the pics they seem to be well aware the paps are photographing them.

  23. Misty_* says:

    He is, definitely. It’s not normal for a married man to look so lovey-dovey with other woman, unless he’s f*cking her when his wife isn’t looking.

    I really like Melanie, I’m a fan of her work much before Inglorious Basterds. She’s a really good actress and a pretty girl, I hope she’ll not ruin her chances in Hollywood fooling around with married men, like that stupid Sienna Miller did. But Sienna isn’t actually talented, so, the world didn’t miss anything important.

  24. Awww I’m sad. I like how you started this post with names and ages of the kids.

  25. niamh (neev) says:

    I too heard they had an open marriage and that he was bi, and I never gave a shit until I just saw these photos. It’s depressing to think he has a wife at home with 3 kids.

    I can’t blame Eve OR Melanie though… he’s obviously top notch in many ways, and swingers never leave their spouses.

  26. Sigh. says:

    I’m gonna go with Obvious on this one — reshoots?

    I am waaay too selfish (read insecure) for an “open” anything, but I thought there is still some sort of discretion involved in these type of things.

    Guess not.

  27. Solveig says:



    ……
    !!!

    Ok, let’s take a deep breath.
    Maybe he and his wife already split.
    I thought that “open marriage” meant “screw whoever you want while we’re still married” not ” fall in love with someone else while we’re still married and supposedly bond with each other”…
    I’m disappointed.

    She must be very short, though. I met him once in London and he was approximately 5.6/5.7 tall and she’s much shorter than him.

  28. jzhz says:

    We have no idea what kind of agreement he and his wife have, so it’s kinda hard to say…

  29. Seer says:

    I wonder if Melanie Laurent realizes that she’s just one of his flings, and that sooner or later he’s going to dump her and go back to his wife and children like he has always done in the past.

    And whether he has an open marriage or not, I question women who sleep around with married men. Just because he’s a rat, doesn’t mean she has to be.

    Oh, and I like him a lot. I used to have the biggest crush on him! : )

  30. Misty_* says:

    @Seer, perhaps she just wants a fling too. Just like men, sometimes women just want sex without the difficulties of relationships. Why people always jump to the conclusion that all women are desperate for serious commitment? Who said that Melanie wants Ewan to dump his wife and kids and marry her? I think this is a short “no strings attached” thing for both parts (because there is, for sure, something going on). Nothing serious for any of them. Too bad he’s married. That may ruin her reputation in the hypocrite Hollywood.

  31. Seer says:

    @ misty who wrote: “Why people always jump to the conclusion that all women are desperate for serious commitment? Who said that Melanie wants Ewan to dump his wife and kids and marry her?”

    That’s a good point. We don’t know for sure that she just wants a fling and nothing more. If that’s the case, then she’s certain to get what she’s asking for.

  32. justathought says:

    Omg, two friends and co-workers strolling arm in arm together on a cold night in Paris! Heaven forbid!

  33. Kitty2000 says:

    I say reshoots, she’s drunk and he’s helping her home…

  34. viper says:

    Im not disappointed …. hee hee that just means we have a chance of at least shacking up! I am so not complaining.

  35. Phowie says:

    I hope his daughters never see these pictures. British tabloids are absolutely rabid for stuff like this and if they get wind of it it will be impossible for those kids to turn around without seeing pictures of their dad with another woman.

  36. Lway says:

    Jesus. Melanie is clinging to him like shit to a wool blanket. Does she not know that he is married – stupid skank!

    Ewan – please go home to your wife and kids. Use your brain to think with buddy not your….

  37. nnn says:

    They may screw or not.

    Melanie is French, he is an englishman married to a french woman.

    I really don’t know. I know however that close buddies can even act this way in France…like teasing and flirting without screwing or anything.

  38. niamh (neev) says:

    It does look like she’s playing it up for the camera. It’s either reshoots or she’s well aware of the pap’s.

  39. Caribbean says:

    Is that not her boyfriend, the musician, in one of the pictures….?????

  40. Hannah says:

    Any chance she is totally trashed and he is ensuring she doesn’t fall down??…any chance at all?!!!

  41. Jazz says:

    Not Ewan, nooooooo!! Say it ain’t so!

  42. Peach says:

    Well if they have an open relationship then he’s not doing anything wrong. I’ve been in a few open relationships before. They’re some of the more honest/healthy relationships of my life. There’s nothing wrong with being non-monogamous. And it’s usually not a free-for-all. Most people in these relationships have clear boundaries and set rules. Not everybody is cut out for monogamy. I’m not. It doesn’t make me a whore. It just means that I don’t believe in 1 person the rest of your life. To each their own. I had one relationship that lasted 4 years where I never even touched another man, even though I could have. I just didn’t want to. It’s not like it’s all orgies and free love.

    But it would seem odd to me that one of their boundaries wouldn’t include not cavorting in public. They have children and a brand to protect. I just think, any healthy open couple would have set those ground rules. But maybe it was an accident and he’ll apologize for being indiscreet and his wife will forgive him.

    So if that’s the case then meh.

    But if not, I’ll be depressed. Because if he’s lying about sleeping around that’s just terrible. I’m very against lying to people you care about. And I love him so. Sigh.

  43. Zoe says:

    I can’t believe anyone would take this report so seriously. People really do believe anything the media tosses at them. How much do you want to bet this is a production still from their new film together? This is how nonsense gets created and lives get destroyed. Wait for this scene in the movie, you all are going to feel pretty lame.

  44. Gemma says:

    @caribbean

    That doesn’t look like Damien Rice at all.

  45. Iggles says:

    I don’t think this is a fling. They’re body language seems like a couple in love. It’s the possessive in how she’s holding on to him. And he has her arm AND is holding her hand. Plus the protective stance he has towards her as they walk.

    I dunno. Fling would be more flirty — his arm around her waist, etc. This has a “comfortable” romantic vibe to it.

    My spidey sense is tingling.. This photo just screams more than just screwing.

  46. Huma says:

    Maybe they’re just really good friends. I walk arm in arm with two of my really really good guy friends like that sometimes. Of course, one of those guy friends is of the gay…

    But the other one still counts! Maybe it’s just a fluke.

    Not that I care. I’m not particularly into EM. :-P I know, blasphemy. Sorry! But…more for you ladies. Right? R-right?

  47. Ally says:

    Jury, for your consideration, more photos of “the couple”:
    - http://hollywoodpq.com/2010/02/11/ewan-mcgregor-sur-le-point-de-divorcer-pour-vivre-avec-melanie-laurent
    - http://www.jadorelespotins.com/2010/02/11/ewan-mcgregor-flirte-avec-melanie-laurent/
    - http://www.starwizz.com/ewan-mcgregor-se-balade-avec-melanie-laurent-20611

    One extra fact from the French sites: before these late night stroll photos were taken, he may have gone to see her in a play she’s in, “Promenade de santé” (Health Walk, harhar), so maybe she’s giving him looks/hugs of gratitude, rather than crush-ing adoration? Personally, I think she looks as smitten as Affleck on Lively.

  48. chickentikkatellmewhatswrong says:

    I asked my husband to look at the photos.. He definitely thinks there’s something up with the fingers-entangled mode of walking.
    He thought Ben Afflek was just being a douche in the Blake Lively photos.. but this.. there’s affection there!

  49. Max says:

    I gotta be honest, I don’t think these shots are anywhere near as sinister as people are taking them.

    Firstly, neither person looks in any way ashamed or furtive about their actions. They’re wandering freely around Paris, having a good time, relaxin’ and chillaxin’.

    Some men are just very touchy-feely – I have male friends who are like this will every single woman they know, including me – an overweight beachball of a woman. Every interview I’ve ever read involving McGregor references his being comfortable with being nude on camera and on set, his love of the female form, and all that lovey-dovey stuff – like I said, some men are like this.

    I think the Internet should calm the hell down until there’s irrefutable proof that he and Blondie McDrunkenface are more than just close friends.

    For real, Internet Crusaders for Ewan + Eve Forever, chill out.

  50. Monica says:

    It looks cold outside and thats what i do when im cold whether i hav a boyfriend or not or my friend has a girlfriend or not… Im jus tryna get warm dammit…. and thats what i think they are doing… Why cant friends of opposite sex hang without someome passing judgement. If someone hugs another itz like they are automatically cheating… like itz not like they are kissing…. And do u really think he would do it in public if he was cheating most likely he would keep it private… Thats just my opinion but no one knows for sure so know one should pass judgement…

  51. Jojo Harr says:

    A picture may be worth a thousand words but this does not spell ‘cheater’ to me. Judges are out on this one as far as I’m concerned. He may be well cheating, but these pictures do not prove anything. I’m a married guy and have close female friends who would easily sidle up to me and affectionately hold my arm while walking along, just like Melanie does with Ewan here, in the full and secure knowledge that there is no way we would cheat together. Jeez, you know, she might even flash me a smile as she’s holding my arm! Excuse me, but holding someone’s arm is NOT dropping your pants.
    What is wrong with you people?

  52. Anna says:

    Aaah… he is holding her arm, so what? you are just upset cause its not your arm :) IF he and hi’s wife is having an open marriage, he can hold the hand of whoever he wants… we dont know anything, stupid gossip. He’s my favorite man of all time, weither he is cheating on his wife or not :D (sorry for my bad english, im a swede) ;P

  53. HZ says:

    Are you guys serious? Who cares? His life..his problem. ALso, there is nothing wrong with an open marriage. Sometimes its best for certain relationships. If this man delivers all that his wife and kids need in return to have a other sexual partners then hey…i think that’s a pretty good deal. Now please…he’s not cheating on her…you think he’s gonna get away with it with all the paparazzi running after him?…He was smart…made a deal with her and voila a long lasting marriage with three children.

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