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Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor losing millions in divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 20, 2020 | High Asset Divorce

Ewan McGregor is perhaps most famous for playing a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, but the talented actor has a long and illustrious career that has given him a net worth most people can only dream of seeing. However, due to his divorce, it appears that fortune is about to be cut in half. 

McGregor and his wife had been together for more than two decades, but they split up back in 2017. McGregor started dating a co-star from Fargo. It appears that those two are still together, though McGregor has been working to figure out his divorce for three years. 

First and foremost, the two will split the money that they earned as a couple. Beyond that though, the actor will continue to pay: 

  • Child support of $15,000 per month
  • Spousal support of $36,000 per month 
  • Money toward his daughter’s future education, which will go into a trust 

One interesting thing that happened is that, though couples typically only divide assets earned before they split up, McGregor is actually going to give $1.5 million to his ex, which is half of his cut for Christopher Robin. He filmed that movie in 2018, after splitting up in 2017. It is unclear exactly why his income from that movie is included in the division, but that’s what it looks like at this time. 

This case shows just how complex a high-asset divorce case can be and how much is on the line. The amount of money getting divided can be life-changing. If you’re involved in a divorce of this nature, make sure you are well aware of your legal options. It’s smart to have as much information as you can early on.