Mary Elizabeth Winstead says getting divorced was 'scary, crazy and empowering'

Mary Elizabeth Winstead says getting divorced from her partner of 17 years was 'scary, crazy and empowering'... after boyfriend Ewan McGregor admits he's 'happier and better' with her

By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline

Published: 13:05 GMT, 15 January 2020 | Updated: 13:09 GMT, 15 January 2020

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead has opened up about the aftermath of her divorce, insisting that it was 'crazy' but 'empowering'.

The actress, 35, split from her lover of 17 years, Riley Stearns, 33, two years ago, and promptly embarked on a romance with her Fargo co-star Ewan McGregor, 48.

She and Riley married in 2010, officially divorcing in 2017.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has opened up about the aftermath of her divorce, insisting that it was 'crazy' but 'empowering'

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has opened up about the aftermath of her divorce, insisting that it was 'crazy' but 'empowering'

And speaking to Glamour in the latest issue, she said: 'I got divorced a couple of years ago, which was a big scary, crazy thing for me because I had been with the same person since I was 18 years old and that was what I knew.

'That's been a big thing for me as well because growing up I had a mom who was always there taking care of everything.

'So, getting to that point where I don't have a crutch to rely on to take care of things for me has been really empowering and important for me to do.'

Moving on: The actress, 35, split from her husband and promptly embarked on a romance with her Fargo co-star Ewan McGregor, 48

Moving on: The actress, 35, split from her husband and promptly embarked on a romance with her Fargo co-star Ewan McGregor, 48

Speaking to Glamour in the latest issue, she said: 'I got divorced a couple of years ago, which was a big scary, crazy thing for me because I had been with the same person since I was 18 years old and that was what I knew' [pictured with Riley]

Speaking to Glamour in the latest issue, she said: 'I got divorced a couple of years ago, which was a big scary, crazy thing for me because I had been with the same person since I was 18 years old and that was what I knew' [pictured with Riley]

Ewan, meanwhile, gushed about his romance with Mary, in an interview

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