Ioan Gruffudd & Alice Evans release a joint statement after her dramatic tweets

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I’ll sometimes put a story in the links to gauge interest in the gossip, which is what I did with this split story. Before this week, I honestly didn’t know that Ioan Gruffudd was married to a woman named Alice Evans, and I didn’t know that they’d been married since 2007, or that they have two children. My lack of background on these two was mostly because I don’t even remember reading one Ioan Gruffudd interview in my all time as a gossip blogger? He’s pretty lowkey, and he’s worked consistently for two decades in America, the UK and Australia in film and TV. Alice is apparently an actress too but I don’t think I’ve seen her in anything. Anyway, about 24 hours ago, Alice began tweeting a bunch of sh-t about how Ioan left her and how he was mentally torturing her. Some of those tweets got deleted, she claimed he deleted them, and then they issued a joint statement. It’s been an eventful 24 hours.

Ioan Gruffudd and his wife Alice Evans have vowed to ‘remain committed to their children’ amid their explosive split. The united front follows an extraordinary 24 hours, which saw a series of tweets posted by the actress – and subsequently deleted – claiming her husband was leaving the family and she was being ‘gaslit and mentally tortured’. Alice, 49, also accused Ioan, 47, of hacking her Twitter account to delete the original tweets stating he was leaving her and their daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven, because he ‘no longer loves’ her.

A statement released to MailOnline from the couple reads: ‘As you can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for our family and we remain committed to our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy.’ The couple have been married for 13 years and together for two decades.

Alice took to Twitter on Monday to share the ‘sad news’, stating Ioan said he ‘no longer loves her’ and has left her young daughters feeling ‘very sad’. The original statement was later deleted, with Alice alleging that it was her estranged husband who had taken to her account and removed the message. She posted another Twitter message, reading: ‘Hi there. I didn’t delete the tweet from a few hours ago about him leaving. He did. From my account… And hell yes when I am being gaslit and mentally tortured then hell yes I will wash my linen in public’, however this tweet was also deleted later on.

After the now-deleted message, she was then criticised by a follower, who penned: ‘Seems like a weird thing to be posting on Twitter’. In response, in a message which remains on the page [at time of publication], Alice responded writing: ‘Why? I have lost my mind’.

One follower then penned: ‘I did the same when this happened to me. I think it’s how one acknowledges there’s no returning to what existed before. Accepting it by stating it publicly helps you to recognize the impossibility [of] reconciliation.’

She then responded: ‘This is exactly why. And than you. Six months of harrassment: yes/no/maybe. I cannot live like this anymore’.

In the original shock statement, Alice penned: ‘Sad news. My beloved husband/soulmate of 20 years, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week. Me and our young daughters girls are very confused and sad. We haven’t been given a reason except that he ‘no longer loves me’. I’m so sorry.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Since I had no idea about this marriage before yesterday, I have no vibe one way or the other. The tweets-and-deletes, the accusations from Alice, combined with the photos of them over the years on the red carpet… well, a picture is forming. But I’ve been wrong before and who knows. I tend to believe they’ve been separated for years – he’s been doing a television show in Australia since 2017/18 and he said in an interview that he and Alice have barely seen each other in that time.

Actor Ioan Gruffudd and wife actress Alice Evans arrive at the 'San Andreas' - Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood

Actor Ioan Gruffudd and wife actress Alice Evans arrive at the 'San Andreas' - Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood

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  1. Sigmund says:

    Hmmm. The way she worded that first statement is very interesting — “he’s leaving me and his daughters.”

    Kind of sounds to me like he asked for a divorce (maybe he met someone else?), she’s mad about it, and is trying to guilt/pressure him for it.

    • Julie says:

      Caught that too. He’s not “leaving his family”, he’s leaving YOU, dear. And if his young daughters are confused it’s both your fault. Put on your big girl panties and go explain to them that their relationship with him is completely independent of your relationship with him. I actually believe he took the tweets down though, but also I don’t blame him. Lol

      • Eating Popcorn says:

        “Six months of harassment, Yes, No, Maybe… sounds to me like he was unhappy but trying to make it work(?) which isn’t harassment. It looks like she is trying to garner sympathy but ends up airing (or erring ;) too much publicly.

    • MF1 says:

      Yes, the way she dragged her daughters into and said they’re very sad, etc., is not cool. It’s not OK to pull your underage kids into this kind of public drama.

      • Myra says:

        Sounds very manipulative on her part. I get that a break up is painful but there is no need to drag the kids into this. I don’t think judges look kindly at these types of behaviour either. I know a lady who lost full custody of her child for pulling a sort of similar (but more serious) stunt.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      I read the article yesterday and side-eyed the whole thing.

      Sorry for coming out as prejudiced, but someone publicly supporting that racist douche-bag POS ‘All lives Matter’ scumbag called L. Fox gets, minimum, a big side-eye from me.

      She sounds like a narcissist who is now annoyed her husband doesn’t love her anymore. And no I don’t believe he hacked her Twitter account, she deleted those tweets.
      The lady seems derailed, he told her he doesn’t love her anymore, she should leave the daughters out of the equation.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Agreed. He “no longer loves me” sounds a whole lot like he loves someone else, i.e., that he is deeply involved with someone else.

    • Moxylady says:

      But if he hasn’t seen her much since 2017/2018, then I’m assuming he hasn’t seen his daughters either. He sort of already left them

  2. EllenOlenska says:

    I have this theory that when married men who want to be perceived as “good guys” have their youngest child hit age 14 they start to look around a bit and consider there might be more pleasant pastures out there. They may have a fling or two first but it’s usually the lead up to the exit. ( I think it’s because the kids are old enough to see them as “daddy” and not glom onto a step dad ..or they’re teens and life at home has teen drama so other venues really look like more fun). I don’t know how old the kids are here but he def has the funds to break away ahead of schedule…but comments on yesterday’s post implied there was a marriage ultimatum too. I’m betting there’s going to be a new female involved who we will find out about shortly.

    • Ash says:

      If it helps to support your theory: this is exactly what happened with my father, including the exact age of my youngest sister at the time. So your message kind of blew my mind a bit!

    • Bex says:

      His youngest child is 7.

      • EllenOlenska says:

        I’m thinking he has more cash than the average “good guy”, easier to leave. She sounds like a pill but I’m with those below who point out that sometimes we insist a bit too much on the wronged party sucking it up for the children.

      • Dollycoa says:

        Interestingly, Dominic Wests youngest child is also 7 ( although I suspect his affair started long before she was 7!)

    • MM2 says:

      My anthropology professor in college had a theory that humans can start to be self-sufficient at age 7, which in turn was why people got the “seven year itch”. Her theory was that if your child was old enough to survive independently, the man could then move on & have another child elsewhere, continuing to spread his seed. I always thought that was interesting & odd, but then my husband left when my youngest was 7, so….. I wish I could send her a thank you note for the warning.

      • Nicole says:

        What?!?!?! That’s incredibly interesting.

      • cassandra says:

        Former anthropology major : )

        I’ve also heard that theory that humans are not completely monogamous, but monogamous for a time-like 5-7 years.

        There’s also the theory that babies look more like the fathers at birth, so that dad will recognize the baby as his and stick around.

        Aaaand the theory that men are more involved in child rearing when they have male children.

      • Emm says:

        @cassandra, so interesting. I defiantly have family where the husband is more involved with the male children and also the grandfather is more interested in the male grandchildren. They are all maga so maybe that’s also a correlation. I’ve also seen babies in my family who look identical to their fathers at birth and for a few months but then grow up to look just like their mothers, it’s wild.

  3. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    He must have someone else on the back burner. Such behaviour – if her claims are to be believed – rarely crops up for no reason.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      If they were possibly living separate lives for years and only now he wants a divorce… it’s an affair. But neither person seems sympathetic from the P Morgan connections and just how all the details are.

  4. Jenns says:

    This takes me back to the mid-2000 because she was in a few episodes of Lost and I only remember him from the King Arthur movie, which was forgettable, but Clive Own and Mads Mikkelsen looked incredibly hot in it.

    Anyway, I vaguely remember some gossip about her involved in some drama over a Ioan fan site? Does anyone remember this?

    • DS9 says:

      Man, you have to rewatch. So many people we know from other things now were looking straight up hot lol.

    • Tanguerita says:

      She is always involved in some kind of drama or Twitter spats. A year or two ago she went on a blocking spree on twitter, accused a bunch of people of gaslighting her and threatened to kill herself, while her kids were at the same house. Some of these people were mightily confused, as they’d never heard of her before. She is terribly high-strung.

    • Bex says:

      I remember. It was weird that she would even read comments on a fansite, and got upset because she claim someone wrote something nasty about her. Makes me think she did it to herself.

      https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/gruff-tough-after-alice-blast-2249109

    • jen d. says:

      Came here to talk about that. He had a fan site, and the woman running it made a comment about her doing a semi-nude scene. Gruffud ended his support for the site over it, but apparently it was mostly her. He wasn’t as “internet savvy” (this was the early oughts) and the running theory was that it was really here behind it.

      With that, it could have been a “blame the woman” thing. She’s outspoken (didn’t hear about the gross all lives matter stuff though – that’s shitty), and I think he has a weird niche fan base that might lash out a bit. It’s hard to say.

      • Eleonora says:

        I think that niche fanbase is from his Hornblower days.
        That attracted quite dedicated fans.
        I was a minor fan too and I can imagine that fanbase being somewhat dormant, but not entirely inactive.

      • jen d. says:

        Eleonara

        Yes! Shows like that tend to attract a loyal following. Someone compared him to Dominic West and I think it’s very apt.

        He’s so handsome – he could easily be a bigger actor. It’s weird he isn’t. Like, he’s had some pretty big opportunities. I remember when King Arthur came out, and he was, like, the third lead (or whatever) along with Keira Knightly and Clive Owen. And there were so many other names in that that have done really well. He just seems to not be able to make it. He was also in Horrible Bosses, I think.

      • HermioneGranger says:

        Sounds like a classic case of stans bashing the wife, then blaming her when the actor wants nothing to do with them anymore. I’ve seen it happen a thousand times.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    She was in the live action version of 101 Dalmatians that’s how they met. I don’t know what else she’s done and she only got people’s attention last year when she was criticising Meghan on twitter. She’s not a great person and it’s obvious that Ioan spending most of his time in Australia has put a strain on their marriage.

  6. AnnaKist says:

    He’s been doing “Harrow” here in Australia. He’s a really good actor, too. His love interest in Harrow, Grace, is played by Jolene Anderson. Aw, and now I’m wondering if it’s spilled over into real life. It happens a lot, as we all know. I guess absence didn’t make the heart grow fonder in this case.

    • Humbugged says:

      Jolene had the same difficulty as Alice had to get pregnant

    • AnnaKist says:

      I didn’t know about that. Then again, I’m not up to speed with celebrities’ lives. So it’s unlikely that Jolene is the mooted woman in the background, then? In photos I’ve seen of the Gruffuds, they’re very touchy-feely. I don’t know anything about Alice Evans, but from what’s been said on here, she doesn’t sound like a very nice person. Still sad, though, especially as there are children involved.

    • Lisa says:

      More likely the woman playing his daughter. These guys go much younger for the second wife.

  7. DS9 says:

    I generally think that the insistence on being the bigger person or the pearl clutching over what their children might read later effectively muzzles the wronged party and acts as something of a gaslighting, especially as it’s usually women who are expected to just shut up with the added guilt of “harming” your children.

    But there’s a fine line between speaking about what’s happened to you and working out all your issues in public in the messiest fashion possible.

    I wish both these people the best of luck in court mandated therapy.

    • VS says:

      yeah but he is leaving her not their kids. sometimes, I wish some parents will make that distinction especially when the person leaving loves their kids and just does not want to be married to their spouse anymore. Her and the kids are completely separate individuals

      I understand that she is hurt as she might not have seen it coming but if he has been almost living in another country since 2017/2018, is it really a surprise? why didn’t they just move to Australia? anyway, all the best to the kids and the parties involved

    • Turtledove says:

      DS9- Agreed 100%. In this case, things have been taken to the extreme as she is saying he is leaving ALL of them and says she and the young girls are SAD. Well, he is not neccessarily leaving the kids, and those kids should be made aware of that.

      But for example, my MIL was left by her husband. He cheated on her with a younger woman and eventially left her for the other woman, but not before MIL had a 2nd child with him. So when he eventually left, she was now a single mom to two young kids, who was struggling and infuriated. Then she had to try to navigate the whole co-parenting thing and watch her kids go off with their dad and the woman she was left for. She was NOT great at it, and her kids suffered. Obviously, the right thing to do, for the kids sake, would have been to put on a smile and do the best for the kids. But she was so angry. I don’t blame her for being so furious, and I also feel as though ALL the pressure was put on her to be the bigger person.

  8. Izzy says:

    I didn’t know anything about them or their marriage either. I’m not even sure how to pronounce his name (if someone does, I would appreciate the pointer). I DO know tha she needs to change all her passwords right now.

    • Rose says:

      Pretty sure it’s “YO-an Griffith”

      The Welsh language is interesting!

      • AnnaKist says:

        It’s the middle of the night here, otherwise I’d ring my Welsh friend, but I think you’re pretty close to the mark there, Rose. (Ha! Mark is the name of her husband.)

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “interesting” to say the LEAST.

        they have a village named “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”

      • DanaCregg says:

        Welsh person here. Rose is right – the name is pronounced Yo-anne and the “I” is a used as a Y. I hope that makes sense!

        whatWHAT – even if you don’t speak Welsh as your first language (and we all learn it at school) every Welsh person is used to being asked: “can you say the place with that long name please?” This happens more often than you’d think.

    • Lexilla says:

      And I keep reading “loan” (small L). A comment above mentioned a Ioan fan site, and I was like, “she has money issues too?”

  9. Mina_Esq says:

    It’s very immature to blast your ex on Twitter like that. I don’t think it’s a way to “acknowledge the end”. I think it’s a manipulation tactic that forces a party that may not want to talk with you right now to talk with you right now, because you want to talk right now. I doubt this man would just abandon his children, so bringing kids into it was also a very low blow. I don’t know anything about this couple, but what I’ve seen thus far is making me side eye Alice.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree. Whatever happened in their marriage, it’s weird to me to put all that out there publicly and to discuss with strangers on twitter.

    • Nic919 says:

      She’s been messy on social media before. I recognized her name from a Karen incident she had while defending Laurence Fox. She seems to be someone without a filter online and so this kinda fits with her behaviour from the past.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        Yep, I only remembered from that incident. She went against Equity because they didn’t want to be associated with the deplorable scumbag.
        She won her SuperKaren badge there, because Fox is a fascist/racist of the first degree.

      • HermioneGranger says:

        Sorry for being pedantic, but it was the opposite.

        The Equity Ethnic Minorities Members’ Committee (a group of half a dozen Equity members) made a tweet from the Twitter account specific to that committee decrying Fox’s words. Equity fired and censured them, and basically kowtowed to Fox. Now Equity basically doesn’t have an ethnic minority group at all.

        The whole thing was shameful, and I’m disgusted with Equity. A lot of people left Equity over it. The (Chinese-British) Equity rep who led the EMMC was actually a friend of mine and a man of huge integrity who works tirelessly for the rights of BAME actors in the UK. The current Equity president is just an awful person.

    • Kate says:

      Yeah, I agree. She should rightfully vent out loud to people and “acknowledge the end” publicly – but like in the way that non-famous people do. You tell your best friend, your sister, whatever. You don’t take out a newspaper ad.

  10. CFY says:

    Back in the early 2000s I loved him from the Horatio Hornblower TV movies so I’d check in on his primary fansite, Ioan Online. It turned out he helped fund it. Alice and Ioan met and hooked up on the set of 102 Dalmatians and she was engaged to a Picasso grandson at the time. After Ioan proposed to her, she got into it with the fansite admin over critical comments in their forums over her fashion and interviews (I believe she Jessica Biel’d herself, talking about how she was too beautiful and too much of an icy Hitchcock blonde to be taken seriously as an actress and that’s why she never seemed to find big roles) and he ended up pulling his money from the site, sent out a letter that sort of sounded like Alice wrote some of it (it talked about how ecstatic he was to have met the woman of his dreams and how glad he was to be marrying her), and so the fansite closed down. She also accused someone on the admin team of altering her Wikipedia bio. There were also stories that she was trolling the fansite and other message boards with sock puppet accounts.

    My goodness I had forgotten all that drama over the fansite. The things that stick around in my brain!

    • Eating Popcorn says:

      I loved him in Hornblower, too.

    • JennaR says:

      I remember some of this! I admit that I got a bit of a crazy vibe off her when they got together. Then she tried to insert herself into the Weinstein scandal saying she turned him down and possibly cost get husband jobs. Side eye.

    • Aephra says:

      I was a fan back then too. After the fan site comments someone dig up a disparity between her recorded birthdate and the one given on IMDb. The IMDb one was several years younger, and when people did the math with some early French interviews it was pretty clear she was older. Then came the talk of the semi-nude scene and it seemed like she used it as an excuse to have things shut down.

  11. Willow says:

    This is not good for the kids. No matter how much pain you are in, you are still a parent. Vent to a 3rd party in private where your kids will not hear or read about it later. Anyone who has been a child in the middle of a divorce can tell you this.

    • Kate says:

      Ah I just wrote this above. I agree. I am very open minded about a lot of things, but when it comes to being a selfish parent that’s where I tap out. Young kids identify so much with their parents – if you insult a parent you are insulting them. Oh my dad is a piece of sh*t? I must be a loser then. It’s both parents’ responsibilities to make their children feel loved and valued and to show respect to the other parent. Kids don’t deserve to have to process their parents’ pain for them. Nor are they equipped to.

  12. vanna says:

    I don’t know them. And I’m always inclined to bag on the men and defend the women. This one is giving me slight pause, because the lady has crazy eyes and her claiming he is leaving the kids, doesn’t sit right with me. He might be a dog and cheating on her. Doesn’t mean he’s abandoning the children. I guess time will tell.

    • Darla says:

      Same. She looks like a cray trump lady after someone told her to wear a mask in public.

      If I saw this face at the grocery, I would immediately reach for my pepper spray.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        She has come out as the only one supporting L. Fox (who went on the tirade of the All Lives Matter, slave-owners statues should be kept there, I mean he’s the UK version of a Trumpster)… ’nuff said…

    • Christin says:

      She was in a 2006 TV holiday movie called The Christmas Card, with Ed Asher playing her father. I watch this movie every holiday season, mainly for the scenery and the main character’s struggle to find his path after serving overseas.

      Alice plays the confused love interest. And by confused, I mean her character acts almost neurotic for much of the movie. Perhaps personality came across in her acting.

      As for the marriage ending, who knows what the real story is. Very weird to go so public with children involved.

  13. Lola says:

    You pronounce it Ian!

  14. Crowned Huntress says:

    Funny, because about 6 months ago these two were swept up in the Everyone Hates Meghan hate train that was chugging along through Twitter.
    There was some backlash towards Alice for some of her hateful White Lady Tweets & Ioan was pulled by virtue of being her (unknown to everyone) spouse.
    Maybe he became aware of some character flaws in her that he didn’t too care for.

    • Nic919 says:

      Yes that is where I recall seeing her name before. I don’t recall Ioan actually tweeting anything but she was right in there. And no one who supports Laurence Fox is someone I can take seriously.

    • A Guest says:

      “Hateful White Lady” is exactly how I would describe my impression of her. Another British Karen triggered by the mixed-race duchess.

      You reap what you sow.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      If in a few months it comes out he is dating a PoC she will unleash hell.

  15. Savannah says:

    Marriage is hard. When a long term relationship breaks apart, it can be this destabilizing. Not gonna judge.

  16. Summergirl says:

    I looked at her IG yesterday after reading about this split, and she has a few pictures of him over the last little while and in the captions she says how hard it is to get a picture of him smiling because he’s always so grumpy. So I’m guessing this split was coming on for longer than she realized.

    • Humbugged says:

      Like i posted up thread his dad gave an interview today

      from Sept

      https://i.imgur.com/rHrYCb0.jpg

      • Bex says:

        1) Why is career in quotes? He’s worked consistently for the last 20 years.

        2) If she tweeted this in September, why exactly is she surprised that her husband doesn’t want to be married to her anymore yesterday?

        3) How is he gaslighting her when it appears to me he told her straight up in September that he didn’t love her anymore?

        Seems to me this has been an ongoing discussion…

      • DS9 says:

        This sounds rather narcissistic to be honest and a move in playbook.

        Sometimes love ends. I really don’t know why so many are behaving like that’s weird

  17. Donna Cipolla says:

    The second picture probably says it all. She’s hanging on him and kissing him and he’s not even looking at her.

  18. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Nah they were definitely still together. He’s all over her IG. I know his wife based on who she is friends with and I remember scrolling through her IG after realizing who she’s married to. It’s clear he was away a lot for work but they were definitely still a couple. She’s definitely got a big personality. I always find it rather sh*tty when men marry women like her and then feel overwhelmed by them. Because then it IS total gaslighting by making them think they did something wrong just by being themselves.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      She came out as a bonafide Karen, I wouldn’t call that a ‘big’ personality. Not sure where he stands on the political spectrum but we cannot know how he reacted after her racist ramblings on Twitter (against Meghan too).

    • VS says:

      Although I do understand her pain; she is not that great of a person; she is definitely a Karen and a racist……..

  19. Jen says:

    She was in The Vampire Diaries and played the mother of the original vampires. This just sounds like they have been living apart for a while and he fell out of love with her? It’s sad but it happens.

  20. Laura says:

    I have no idea who either of these people are. He looks like a greasy douche, she looks unstable AF, and I hope they don’t fuck those kids up too much in this.

    • Jaded says:

      If you have no idea who they are why are you referring to him as a “greasy douche”? He’s an accomplished actor, has been for decades, and has kept his nose clean the whole time. Sadly I think she’s got some mental health issues – she’s incredibly high strung – and the stuff she’s spouting on Twitter and IG only goes to show it. If she’s unstable enough to (A) support a true douche like Laurence Fox and (B) drag her kids into her messy private life no wonder they’ve parted ways. She needs help.

  21. hara says:

    Her tweets seem a bit unhinged, it’s unfair for her to say he’s leaving his family, when really he is leaving her.

    Maybe, he’s got a side piece, maybe he hasn’t. Maybe’s he’s being a douche, maybe he’s not and has just realised that the relationship has run its course. Either way he’s entitled to leave a relationship if he wants to and she needs to accept that instead of guilt tripping him into trying to stay with her.

  22. Amelie says:

    I’ve only seen Ioan in a very short-lived TV show called Forever where he played this immortal guy who would wake up in the Hudson River every time he died which how I know him. It got cancelled after one season and I was so disappointed. Thought he was so good-looking and charismatic actor but I know nothing about his wife. He either cheated or her unbearable behavior became too much or both could be true. In any case, my sympathy is with the kids.

  23. Tay says:

    I wish women would think before doing this. It must give the man a ego trip. Yes you’re hurt but think about your kids.
    Just find a good lawyer or mediator and go on with your life.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if he has moved on to someone else by now.
    Girl, move on and show the kids life goes on.

  24. Lucy says:

    He looks like a younger, thinner, Dominic West (i think? Glin Castle cheater).
    That’s my entire contribution, I know nothing else, lol.

  25. Megs says:

    I remember watching him in some Welsh-language stuff (subtitled), Hornblower, and King Arthur, but I haven’t seen him in much lately. It’s interesting to compare his career trajectory with that of Matthew Rhys (they were/are? close friends and are hilarious together in Very Annie Mary). I wouldn’t have bet on Matthew having the stronger career back in the early 2000s, but Ioan did seem to stall

  26. Courtney B says:

    He was also in Titanic (small part as a crew member) and played Reed Richards in the first two Fantastic Four movies with Jessica Alba and Chris Evans. In one of the interviews around Endgame or Knives Out, he was asked his favorite Marvel costar and said it was to hard to pick from his Avengers family so he was going to go outside the box and pick Ioan. Said he was fun and funny and made people laugh every day. It stuck with e because a) I’m an Evans fan and b) it seemed so out of nowhere.

  27. Sarah I says:

    Here’s the thing. I was so surprised at the headline yesterday. I thought, but he and his wife divorced a few years ago. I remember a statement that they were getting a divorce, he thought she was wonderful, but they were going their separate ways. If someone else mentioned that above, my apologies. Don’t feel well today and didn’t read everyone else’s comments as I usually do. Peace to all. May you not have a sick headache today

  28. Jayna says:

    Too much airing of dirty laundry when you have kids in what is already a very fragile time for them. She acts like out of the blue he said he was leaving , but then in another tweet she says after six months of this, she can’t live like this anymore. So six months of trouble. I imagine he’s been trying to leave,emotionally withdrawing, and it’s not an easy process when married with children . It never is. It’s messy to get to the day of finally saying it’s really over, I’m moving out, and telling the kids. I imagine it really is very painful for her. I get it. But it’s the kids I feel for with all of this being so public.

  29. Le4Frimaire says:

    Don’t know who she is, know who he is but not been on the radar in a long time. She’s not a nice person and has some nasty tweets going way back from receipts people are showing. Anyway, she wants to put all her business out in the streets and making it look like an audition for a Real Housewives gig.

  30. Anne-Marie says:

    LOVE Ioan Gruffudd (Hornblower, King Arthur, Titanic etc.)… never cared for his choice of wife. Probably because I was convinced he should marry me!

    He made a comment in an interview once about about how she gave him an ultimatum to propose. She’s always struck me as a bit unhinged.

    Sounds like a very messy situation all around.

  31. Annetommy says:

    I knew members of Alice’s family (not blood relatives) some years ago. She was according to them – to put it politely – quite high maintenance. But two sides to every story.

  32. Pancake Bacon says:

    Side tale: there was this old fan story about seeing Ioan at a pediatrician’s office when his first child was born. Not sure where Alice was, but it was Ioan was holding the baby, and everyone in the wait room was staring at HIM, and not his child. He was THAT strikingly beautiful in person. (Probably a true story, considering how good-looking he is on screen.)

  33. Doublesteff says:

    A few things I’ve observed:

    1: she has a tendency to look very much like a light haired Molly Ringwald.
    2: I feel like I’ve seen her in SOMETHING but cannot for the life of me remember what.
    3. I’m not at all sure she isn’t just standing next to/squeezing/etc a cardboard cutout of him that she dresses in different outfits depending on the occasion.
    4. He’s not holding on to her in any shape or form (that my old eyes can see) in any photos hence my cutout theory.

    I am not all that convinced that all of these photos

    • elle says:

      They both look like they’re composed of spare parts of other celebs. In him, I see Marky Mark and Robert Downey, Jr. She’s Molly Ringwald and Janel Moloney.

  34. Maureen says:

    I will happily read any articles you post on this. I tend to really like him in all shows, which made “Liar” extra tough.

  35. Bellaluna McKenzie says:

    Alice Evans portrayed the role of Esther Mikaelson, the ‘Originals’ matriarch in both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. She was a witch, responsible for their creation as a vampire and locking son Niklaus’ (which she had in an affair out of wedlock) werewolf genes (hence why he went after Elena in TVD).