'The whole process has been a lot for me': Mary Elizabeth Winstead's 'jilted' husband Riley Stearns denies claims he 'wished harm' on her and new boyfriend Ewan McGregor... as he references split for first time
- The film director and television writer, 31, hit back at claims he wished wife Mary Elizabeth, 32, and new boyfriend Ewan, 46, 'f**king dead'
- Screenshots of an Instagram post appeared to show Riley lashing out at the Scottish actor for 'f***ing the girl of his dreams' and laughing behind his back
- Insisted he did not post the notes, as he stated: 'The whole process has been a lot for me' in his first public announcement since his wife's new love
- Riley and actress Mary announced their separation after seven years of marriage in May, in a sentimental post, but he has since deleted it
- Ewan and Mary Elizabeth went public with their romance last week when they were spotted holding hands, after pictures caught them kissing in a bar
- The Scottish actor and his wife Eve, 52, are thought to have ended their 22 year-marriage in May - the same month that Mary Elizabeth left Riley
- Production designer Eve recently broke her silence by responding to a comment about love rival Mary Elizabeth on Instagram
Mary Elizabeth Winstead's, 32, estranged husband Riley Stearns, 31, has dismissed claims that he threatened his ex and her new boyfriend Ewan McGregor, 46, in a series of Instagram posts.
The television writer was alleged to have told the couple they were 'f***ing dead' in an explosive Instagram rant, from an account appearing to belong to Riley although the images were no longer visible on the page.
After Riley was said to have hit out at the couple, he later took to Instagram to pen a denial in which he spoke of the new relationship for the first time, penning: 'The whole process has been a lot for me'.
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Lashing out: Mary Elizabeth Winstead's, 32, husband Riley Stearns, 31, has dismissed claims that he threatened his ex and her new boyfriend Ewan McGregor, 46, in a series of Instagram posts
The alleged post in question read: 'Call me a cuck, will ya? Laugh at me, will ya?F**k the woman of my dreams behind my back, will ya? @mewins @mscregor_ewan You're F***ING dead...' - yet he insisted he did not write the note
Dating back to Riley's time with Mary, the account features home pictures of the actress during their marriage - all nine of his 'best photos of 2016' were in fact of her.
Riley used the account - followed by 6,668 people - to deny the claims and the existence of such messages. MailOnline has contacted a representative for Riley Stearns.
Speaking out: Ewan's estranged wife Eve Mavrakis (pictured together) finally broken her silence on the split last week
Mary Elizabeth's Instagram account has been deleted in the wake of pictures showing Ewan kissing Mary in a bar, in October.
It has since emerged that Ewan split from his wife Eve Mavrakis, 51, in May - the same month that Mary Elizabeth announced her separation from Riley.
Mary used her Instagram to announce the split, writing in the caption that she would always love him.
The 32-year-old actress wrote: 'We’ve decided to move on from our marriage, but we will stay best friends and collaborators for all our days.'
Off-screen chemistry: Ewan starred alongside new girlfriend Mary (pictured) in the FX series Fargo - in which she played his sexy love interest Nikki Swango - but pictures captured them kissing a matter of weeks ago
The beauty added: 'We are still ride or die, just in a different way now. I love you always, Riley.'
Stearns shared the same photo on his Instagram with a touching tribute.
He wrote: 'We just took this photo together. I met Mary 15 years ago and we’ve been the most important people in each other’s lives ever since.'
He continued: 'While we will still be in each other’s lives we will no longer be living those lives together.'
No love lost: Mary and Riley announced their separation in May, after seven years together, by posting this picture alongside a caption promising to love each other forever but Riley later removed his from his profile
'We still love each other very much but we’re different people with different paths and different futures. I can’t wait to see where we both end up.'
Riley concluded, 'I’ll always love you, Mary.'
The post has since been removed from his account, hinting that the revelation of Mary's liaison with Fargo co-star Ewan was similarly news to Riley.
Ewan's wife Eve simply asked 'what can I do?' when she broke her silence about her husband's affair with Mary Elizabeth.
Following a second set of pictures that showed the pair kissing, actors Mary and Ewan went public with their new romance last week when he was spotted holding her hand in Los Angeles.
Furious: A friend of the French production designer penned a brutal comment about Mary underneath, leading Eve to address the split for the first time
Confirmation: Ewan had commented on another photo posted by Eve in May 2016 from his verified Instagram account, proving her account to be genuine
Ewan has been seen moving out of the Los Angeles home he shared with wife Eve and has reportedly found a new bachelor pad nearby.
Meanwhile, jilted Riley began a life on the road in August, when he left Los Angeles to film The Art Of Self-Defense with Jesse Eisenberg.
In his more recent posts, he has been calling 2017 a 'motherf***er of a year' and admitting that he is 'taking it day by day.'
In June, he shared a poignant post, reflecting on his time with Mary Elizabeth, alongside her picture.
He wrote: 'I just scanned a roll of Cinestill that's been sitting in my camera for the past few months. On it was the last film photo that I took of Mary.
'I went back and forth on whether or not I should post it... As a lot of you know, Mary and I are no longer together so it feels strange posting a moment from when we were.
'I missed focus here because the sun behind her was blinding and I guessed on exposure because the meter would have failed me in this backlit situation.
'But despite the technical flaws, it seems fitting that this ended up being one of (if not my favorite) photos I took of her in all our years together.
Out of the blue: Ewan and Mary Elizabeth's romance came as a shock to fans - with pictures of the pair kissing emerging last month, before Ewan had announced his split from his wife
'I decided to post it because it's my life and I'm not going to shy away from it, even if it hurts sometimes. Hope you dig it too. Sorry for the long emo post. Turning off comments for obvious reasons.'
Mary had been married to Riley - a film director and television writer from Austin, Texas - since 2010 after meeting him at age 18 on an ocean cruise.
She starred in the third season of FX Network show Fargo alongside Ewan, during which time she was reportedly invited to his family home for dinner to meet Ewan's wife Eve and his children.
Big star: Mary Elizabeth played Ewan's sexy love interest Nikki Swango in Fargo
Just last week, it was discovered that Eve broke her silence about his new love by responding to a comment made about Mary on Instagram.
In response to a comment savaging Mary Elizabeth - underneath one of her own photos - Eve made her feelings about Ewan's new romance known for the first time - in a very public address of their split.
The comments appear beside a photo on Eve's Instagram account, which was posted to honour a screenwriting pal's birthday in October.
Over: It has since emerged that Ewan and Eve (above) had split in May - the same month Mary Elizabeth announced her separation from her husband Riley Stearns
Clearly angered by their recent separation, a friend of the 51-year-old French beauty penned underneath: 'I can’t believe Ewan would end things with u for that cheap w**re! U are so much better than him!!!! Take him for every penny u can!!!!'
To which a distraught Eve, who has four children with the actor, 46, simply replied: 'What can I do?'
Ewan had commented on another photo posted by Eve in May 2016 from his verified Instagram account, proving her page to be genuine.
Ewan and his co-star's romance came as a shock to fans - as pictures of the pair kissing on a dinner date surfaced before the actor had announced his split from his wife.
However, Eve had shared a photo of the Moulin Rouge star on Instagram in June, captioned: 'My love plays the blues in Montreal'.
New couple Ewan and Mary Elizabeth starred together in the FX series Fargo - where Mary Elizabeth played his sexy love interest Nikki Swango.
Meanwhile, Ewan and his estranged wife Eve met on the set of TV show Kavanagh QC before the Scottish star became a big name in Hollywood. They share four children together.
Eve, who was married to the actor for 22 years, has since been staying in America with their four daughters since the first pictures of the actor and his new lover emerged.
Meanwhile Ewan was seen unpacking boxes outside what appeared to be his new bachelor pad in Los Angeles last week - implying he has moved out of the family home.
Confused: However, Eve had shared a photo of the Moulin Rouge star on Instagram in June, captioned: 'My love plays the blues in Montreal'
According to recent reports, Eve felt 'sick and furious' at the affair allegations. The French production designer, who has been seen without her wedding ring, is trying to remain as 'dignified' as possible.
She did not know the actress had had a 'teenage crush' on her husband when she had her over for dinner with their children in Los Angeles last December while the two were filming Fargo.
A source told The Sun: 'She is doing her best to handle it with dignity. But what makes it worse is she has been told Mary Elizabeth had a teenage crush on Ewan. I'm sure a lot of people did but they didn't go and have an affair with him.'
They added: 'Mary went to the house once and met Eve and the kids over dinner. She was very cordial. It seemed logical she should get to know Ewan and the family.'
Moving on: Meanwhile Ewan was seen unpacking boxes outside what appeared to be his new bachelor pad in Los Angeles last week - implying he had moved out of the family home