Actor Ioan Gruffudd has obtained a three-year restraining order against estranged wife Alice Evans – barring her from mentioning him on social media
Ioan Gruffudd has successfully secured a three-year restraining order against his estranged wife, Alice Evans.
The Welsh actor, 48, made the decision to seek the injunction and impose new restrictions that will ultimately end the public row that has unfolded between them.
In February, Ioan Gruffudd obtained a restraining order against Alice, 54, who claimed he had received constant messages and verbal threats from her since their split.
It has now been confirmed that tighter restrictions are to be put in place, including a ruling barring Alice from sharing her children’s private text messages.
The existing order is set to be updated as Ioan Gruffudd claims Alice continues to cause problems and additional provisions are the best way to support this.
Ioan has requested that the order include communications on social media. This means that Alice is not allowed to make any post on any social media account, “including but not limited to Instagram and Twitter accounts, that is disparaging or harassing [Ioan] or the other protected person.”
The updated version of the order calls for restrictions to also protect Ioan’s new girlfriend, Bianca Wallace.
The actor said that since the restraining order was issued, Alice “has used her social media accounts to continue to harass, threaten and disturb the peace” of me and my friend Bianca Wallace.
The Vampire Diaries actress Alice is barred from posting “text messages or other communications to the children of the parties or the children’s text messages or other communications to Ioan on any social media account.”
The Welsh actor gained recognition as Harold Lowe’s fifth officer in Titanic (1997) and then starred in the television film series Hornblower (1998-2003).
Ioan Gruffudd is also known for appearing in a number of popular films throughout his career, including the American comedy sequel 102 Dalmatians (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and the American superhero film Fantastic Four (2005).
Most recently he starred in ITV’s thriller Liar (2017-2020) with Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) which received positive reviews with many praising the performances of Froggatt and Gruffudd.
In October 2021, Gruffudd was accused of cheating on his estranged wife, actress Alice Evans, for three years – with her friend Bianca Wallace.
Those allegations first surfaced when Gruffudd posted a photo to Instagram of himself with Wallace smiling broadly and captioned it, “Thanks for making me smile again @iambiancawallace.”
After it was posted, Ioan’s ex Alice, who confirmed the actor left her in January, tweeted the claims he was having an affair:
“So it turns out that after my husband told me for two years that I’m a bad person and not exciting and he doesn’t want to have sex with me anymore and he just wants to be on set abroad… was in.” a relationship for THREE years behind our backs. Good luck, Bianca.” – Alice Evans (@AliceEvansGruff)
On February 14, 2022, Gruffudd filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Alice Evans, which included protecting his new girlfriend, Bianca Wallace.
- Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Aberdare, Wales, making him 48 years old.
- Gruffudd began his acting career aged 13 in a Welsh TV film, Austin (1986), later moving to the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm (People of the Valley) from 1987 to 1994.
- In September 2007 he married actress Alice Evans.
- The couple have two daughters together, born in 2009 and 2013.
- They shared an incredible LA home that was the backdrop for many photos on Instagram.
- Gruffudd reportedly has a net worth of just over £4million.
Matthew Rhys Evans is a Welsh actor who was born on November 8, 1974 making his age 47.
He is known for playing Kevin Walker in Brothers & Sisters (2006-2011) and Philip Jennings in The Americans (2013-2018), for which he received two Golden Globe Award nominations and a Primetime Emmy Award.
In 2020, he starred in the HBO series Perry Mason, for which he received his third Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – TV Series-Drama.
Matthew was one of Ioan’s best man at his wedding to Alice Evans, he is also a longtime friend and a former roommate of eight years.
Rhys has been in a relationship with his The Americans co-star Keri Russell since 2014 and they have a son, Sam Evans, who was born in 2016.
Joanna Froggatt is a British Actress, born August 23, 1980, from North Yorkshire, England.
Froggatt is best known for her portrayal of Anna Bates on the hugely popular ITV drama Downton Abbey.
She also had many notable appearances early in her career, including Coronation Street (1997–1998), Bad Girls (1999), Dinnerladies (1999) and A Touch of Frost (2001).
Joanne starred alongside Ioan in the gripping thriller Liar for ITV from 2017-2020. It received positive reviews, and critics praised Gruffudd and Froggatt for their performances.
In 2012, Froggatt married longtime boyfriend James Cannon, but in February 2020, they announced their split.
Ioan Gruffudd met his wife, actress Alice Evans, in 2000 while producing the sequel 102 Dalmatians.
On September 14, 2007, the couple married and two years later, they welcomed their first daughter, Ella Betsi Janet Gruffudd. In 2013, they welcomed their second daughter, Elsie Marigold Gruffudd.
The couple, who have been together for more than twenty years, reportedly split in January 2021.
The split comes after Evans found out Ioan had been having an affair with her friend, actress Bianca Wallace, for three years.
Gruffudd and Wallace made their relationship official on Instagram on Oct. 21, 2021, and she’s since posted more photos of the couple together.