Clara McGregor has lifted the lid on her famous family, revealing what it was like growing up in the spotlight.
The 25-year-old model also discussed her half-brother Laurie, four months, after her famous father Ewan welcomed his fifth child earlier in the year.
Laurie is Ewan’s first child with girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 36. The actor, 50, shares Clara, Esther, 19, Jamyan, 20, and Anouk, 10, with ex-wife Eve Mavrakis, 55.
Famous: Ewan McGregor’s daughter Clara, 25, gushed over her dad’s newborn baby and revealed her sister inspired her to come out as bisexual in a chat about her famous family
Speaking to Bluebella Lingerie after being named as their new ambassador, Clara said of her new half-brother: ‘I met my little brother recently, he’s just adorable, he’s like the light of my life, it’s this whole other experience I’ve had siblings come at very different times in my life.
‘The first I was six, then 10, 15, and now I’m 25. So it’s kind of amazing feeling it differently as a result.’
It was Clara who first broke the news of Ewan’s new arrival, taking to Instagram in June to share snaps of the newborn.
Clara visited Ewan and Mary at their home in London, proving that she had moved on since expressing her disdain over their relationship.
Siblings: The 25-year-old model also discussed her new half-brother Laurie after her famous father Ewan welcomed his fifth child earlier in the year
The couple were first linked in 2017 when Ewan was seen kissing Mary in a London restaurant while still married to Eve.
The spouses confirmed their separation shortly afterward and their divorce was finalised in August 2020 after 22 years of marriage.
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.
She described the actress as ‘a piece of trash’ on Instagram, which accompanied a photograph of her father and Mary kissing at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2014.
Strong bond: While Clara is close with all of her family, she noted she has a special bond with younger sister Esther, who helped give her the courage to come out as bisexual in 2019
In the post’s caption, the fan had referred to Mary 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.
Soon after her reply, another Mary 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!’
Congratulations: Ewan’s son is his first with girlfriend Mary Elizabeth Winstead (pictured in 2017) The actor, 50, shares Clara, Esther, 19, Jamyan, 20, and Anouk, 10, with his ex-wife
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.’
Ex factor: Ewan split from ex-wife Eve Mavrakis in 2017 and their divorce was finalised in August 2020 (pictured in 2012)
Elsewhere in her chat with Bluebella, Clara noted that growing up the daughter of Star Wars star Ewan was a pretty normal childhood.
Clara – who was born in London and then moved to Los Angeles when she was 12 – explained: ‘He sheltered us very much from the public eye, this was his world, his career and we didn’t have anything to do with that, and rightfully so.
‘The only thing I had to deal with was kids at school saying, “Your dad’s Obi Wan Kenobi,” and that was fine, and I wasn’t thrown into the public eye before I had my own decision to put myself there.
‘It was a pretty normal childhood, and it wasn’t all Hollywood and red carpets.’
Sibling bond: Clara and Esther both came out in an Instagram post IN 2019 as they took fire at the billionaire owner of Coachella Philip Anschutz for his ‘anti-LGBT beliefs’ (pictured in June)
While Clara is close with all of her family, she noted she has a special bond with younger sister Esther, who helped give her the courage to come out as bisexual in 2019.
The pair both came out in an Instagram post as they took fire at the billionaire owner of Coachella Philip Anschutz for his ‘anti-LGBT beliefs’ after he was found to have donated to anti-gay groups.
Taking to Instagram, Esther shared a post that read: ‘#notokaycoachella. I’ll take the time now to say – I’m bisexual.’
Family: Ewan’s ex-wife Eve is pictured with three of her daughters from their marriage; Esther, 19, Jamyan and Anouk, 10
Following the message, Clara then replied: ‘Love you boo. I’ll hop on the train and say I’m bisexual too. Carry on!’
Discussing the moment, Clara recalled: ‘I saw my younger sister Esther embrace it in a way that I had never done, and I had been in relationship before when I was told there was something greedy about being bisexual.
‘But I saw my little sister having a pride behind it and in general she has shown me how to be my true authentic self, and that’s something I’ve struggled with in the past, but my sister is not afraid of what anyone else thinks.’
New gig: Clara is now the global ambassador for Bluebella lingerie and the face of the Autumn Winter 2021 collection, which launches on October 14