Ioan Gruffudd set his social media accounts to private after his wife’s melodrama

Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans seen at Chateau Marmont in LA

Some days, I’m just really surprised and sort of amused by the long memories and detailed accounting from the Sussex Squad. When I began covering the Ioan Gruffudd-Alice Evans split this week, I never expected it to become a story about how Alice Evans has tweeted multiple shady things about the Duchess of Sussex. But here we are.

So, there you go. Alice Evans is a Twitter Karen who has tweeted shady sh-t about Meghan for a while, and when she gets called out on her crap, she blocks people or tweets-and-deletes. It seems like that’s a family trait in the Evans-Gruffudd household. After this week’s melodrama, with Alice accusing her now-estranged husband of gaslighting her and leaving her, it looks like Ioan has turned HIS social media accounts private:

Ioan Gruffudd has blocked fans from looking at his social media profiles, by setting them to private. The move to protect his online security comes after his wife Alice Evans accused him of controlling her Twitter and ‘mentally torturing her.’

Alice, 49, revealed she and Ioan, 47, were splitting on Twitter this week via Twitter, telling fans Ioan was leaving the family home next week after 13 years of marriage because he ‘no longer loves her.’ Ioan’s decision to block fans comes after the couple released a joint statement insisting they were ‘committed to their children’.

The united front followed 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’.

[From The Daily Mail]

I mean, I don’t see why anyone should ding Ioan for this at the moment. Maybe we’ll find out in a few weeks that he’s the villain of this story, but people are reaching at the moment, trying to make it sound like Ioan is the bad guy with no evidence whatsoever. Personally, after everything I’ve learned about Alice this week, I wonder how Ioan even stayed as long as did. Perhaps he knew that if he even tried to leave Alice, she would react this way. I think he’s just trying to cut down some of the noise, and both Ioan and Alice should probably set all of their accounts to private, or just delete them entirely for a few months.

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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. Digital Unicorn says:

    Am sure she’ll soon be hooking up with Lawrence Fox!

    • dogmom says:

      I totally misread that as *he’ll* soon be hooking up with Lawrence Fox, and even though LF is awful, those two would be pretty sexy together. :p

  2. Merricat says:

    She has that gleam in her eye that I’ve seen in every obsessive. She seems a little scary.

    • LaUnicaAngelina says:

      Yep! She gives off a vibe. *shudders*

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      If those are the things she shares in public, you can imagine how unhinged she must be in private. Ioan was smart to cut her off from his social media. She would definitely have sicced her trolls on him. She sounds like one of those obsessive women upset that Meghan got the prince. A real nasty piece of work. I only feel sorry for her children.

    • Ash says:

      Yep! I see the gleam…

  3. Thaisajs says:

    Having a hard time caring about either of them, tbh. I hope their kids come through this divorce, though, with minimum trauma.

  4. Noodle says:

    One of the articles yesterday in the DM talked about how she is good friends with Piers Morgan and his wife. Not surprising this is her position or presence given that connection.

  5. Myra says:

    I’m not going to pretend to know what happens behind closed doors, but that move that she pulled was manipulative. Is she British btw? What is it with some of these Karens that they think they know what’s best for Meghan?

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      The way these Karens feel they have the right to police black bodies, minds and souls is unreal. She needs mental health healing.

  6. JV says:

    I remember her losing her sh!t on Twitter a year or so ago, but can’t recall the details. She eventually resurfaced after worrying lots of people, apologising for “taking wrong medication” or similar.

  7. Bryn says:

    Whenever someone posts so much personal drama and thoughts on social media, I always assume the worst about them honestly. She seems like a real witch

  8. Zaftig_and_Kitty says:

    That second picture of her giving the crazy eyes-duckface combo is bothering me. She sounds exhausting, and terrible.

  9. GrnieWnie says:

    She’s a personality type, that’s for sure. The “my drama is the centre of the universe” type. “My drama must be shared. Everyone must know” type.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    I was a fan of Ioan from his days on the Horatio Hornblower series. That’s all I know about him and I didn’t know much about his wife except she was in the Dalmatians movie with him and that she hates Meghan. Until we learn more, I can only judge from Alice’s actions which seems like she tried to get sympathy from fans ahead of the joint statement being released. She’s a peak Karen.

  11. Amelie says:

    I can see her being an exhausting narcissistic Karen type and I can also see him being so sick of it and possibly cheating on her in Australia while he films his show or on some other project. Her filmography isn’t that extensive so I guess she might have become more of a stay at home mom after having kids while Ioan consistently worked. We obviously don’t know the real scenario but neither of it makes it right. Divorce sucks for everyone involved but most of all for the kids.

  12. Karin says:

    My name is Karin- pronounced Karen. I‘m so sick of people using the name Karen perjoratively. It is rude, uneducated. Would you use a name to stereotypically describe a another race/behavior combination? I thought we were moving away from racism and Karen is racist, divisionist, stereotyping, and insulting in it‘s oversimplification.

    • Maggi says:

      I have been thinking about Karens that I know and how much I would HATE to have my name become some kind of shorthand for horrible behavior. It is not ok and I feel for you.

    • Ash says:

      I mean, it must be beyond annoying hearing people use your name in this way all the time and I absolutely understand why you’d make this point. That said, I don’t see how it’s racist? It’s many other things (including, I’m sure, frustrating as hell for you), but I’m not sure how race comes into it.

    • Tiffany says:

      *stares and blinks*

    • Bendy Windy says:

      “Would you use another name to stereotypically describe…”

      Lol. Of course that’s never been done to any other name before. Amirite, all my Keshias, Shaniquas, and LaToyas?

      Is it nice? No. If it’s the most not nice thing that’s happened to you, I promise you’ll be ok.

    • Jezebeelzebub says:

      Wait. Are you serious with this shit?

    • Celebitchy says:

      KarEn there is no such thing as reverse racism and you being all offended at this is peak white fragility -edit- this person uses multiple nicks and is banned for that and for being a dumbass

    • Jaded says:

      @Karin – why haven’t you included using the name “Bruce” to imply gayness. Why don’t you include the name “Billy Bob” to imply a white southern hick? How about “Sheldon” or “Arthur” to imply a geek? As CB says, there’s no such thing as reverse racism and you should save your righteous indignation for more important things like supporting BLM and denouncing white supremacists.

    • whateveryousay says:


    • MissMarierose says:

      OK, Karen.
      Way to prove everyone else’s point. lol

    • Kkat says:

      Sorry BB using Karen is NOT racist. But how typical of a karen to bellow reverse racism or racism against white people.
      But hey at least you’re living up to the karen stereotype!

  13. JRenee says:

    I don’t know what to think other than she’s exhausting and I empathize with her daughters.

  14. Situational Feminism says:

    It’s curious to me how seperations are covered on this site. If the woman in the couple is well-liked here, the comments are positive and supportive. If the woman in the seperating couple is not well-liked here for any number of reasons, then the comments crucify her with posts calling her crazy, melodramatic, etc. when no one on this site has any idea what goes in a public couple’s marriage or seperation.

    I’m sure everyone here will twist themselves into a rageful knot and froth with indignation about this comment but it needed to be said. This site is a hypocritical echo chamber.

    I never post comments and I come to the site because sometimes there’s stories here I wouldn’t see on the other entertainment sites I follow. But man it gets ugly and misogynistic fast around here.

    • Merricat says:

      It’s actually her behavior that has invited speculation.

      • bonobochick says:

        Exactly. If it had just been the joint statement, I think there would be some curiosity / speculation but nothing like what her initial tweets invited. And now it’s made some folks curious to look up the past social media and blog behavior of both of them, it seems and with that, she’s not coming off well with the discoveries.

    • DS9 says:

      We often don’t like people because of the actions we see and use those actions to make judgements calls on how they would behave otherwise, which is something we do in real life as well.

      So yes, color me shocked that we make presumptions about people we don’t like based on what happened that made us not like them in the first place…

      • sa says:

        But he obviously saw a lot more of her actions than we did and he loved her enough to spend 20 years with her, so why doesn’t that reflect on him?

    • AnneG says:

      I feel for her. We don‘t know the tip of the iceberg. Her posts, deletes, rewrites, I mean she‘s having a breakdown and needs help+empathy. Where’s the love for people suffering during a mental health crisis?? A mental health crisis is not just someone crying in a bed- it takes all shapes and sizes, including irrational behavior! In college, my boyfriend dumped me terribly and nastily. I was a wreck- final exams, parents divorcing, and my ankle sprain would not heal. Anyway, when he threw me to the curb, I did some stuff I am embarrassed about. I listened to you oughta know a million times while doing it, too. But I did it. Thank got my brother and his wife and my friends wrapped me in love and I healed…
      This woman needs help not scorn. And I seriously doubt he‘s spic n span in the whole debacle.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      “If the woman in the couple is well-liked here, the comments are positive and supportive.”

      I take issue with defining ‘not well-liked’ a racist piece of scum.
      Sorry not sorry.

    • Jaded says:

      People who take their marital issues public on social media in a dirty slanging match are generally self-obsessed to the point where they don’t consider the damage they’re doing to their children and their own reputations. Mr. Jaded’s ex-wife did that even though she was the one who initiated the divorce and guess when it started happening? When she found out he had a new girlfriend, 6 months after the divorce was finalized. That girlfriend was me and for the next 4 years she attacked us on social media relentlessly. He finally had to block her phone numbers and email, and send back all letters and packages unopened. Fortunately he has no social media presence for her to attack him through and she doesn’t have his mobile #. I’m only on FB and have blocked her on that. The point I’m trying to make is this is an unstable, selfish woman making bad choices that will affect her children. I’m not taking sides, maybe he’s a jerk but at least he’s not clapping back for all the world to see and wants only to solve this in private.

    • Jezebeelzebub says:

      You’re totally right- its bullshit how people like some celebrities (who seem ok) but not others (who seem like hateful assholes)! Its hypocrisy to not like people who are assholes and say asshole things in public forums but then to turn around and feel okay about people who aren’t and don’t!

      Wait. No. Actually, not liking assholes is pretty normal and not an example of hypocrisy at all. Thanks for playing!

  15. ABritGuest says:

    She’s the type of white liberal woman like Amy Cooper who can happily post BLM& cheer on Amanda Gorman but is unaware that she can be as racist as a David Duke type because she doesn’t use slurs, but has same superiority complex& suspicions of black people ultimately.

    I remember her patronising a black American writer about voting in recent US election. The sheer nerve was astounding. And then I saw her Meghan tweets, that she was a friend of Piers Morgan & had defended Lawrence Fox& concluded shes trash.

  16. Gina says:

    I’m still trying to figure out who these people are and why people care about them? I guess she’s an actress. Who is he?

    • Jaded says:

      He’s a very well known Welsh actor in the UK. I really enjoyed him in the Horatio Hornblower series and he’s done a lot of movie and TV work. She’s sort of on the fringes of celebrity and mostly derives it through him.

  17. SnowQueenM says:

    I was a fan of his during the early 2000s when I was a lot younger. The impression I got then was that she is dramatic and maybe unstable, but he’s also shady and loves drama, too. I’m thinking the truth is in the middle in terms of blame.

  18. Sandra says:

    I have no clue who either of these people are to the point that when I scroll past their photos I think they’re someone else. Today I thought they were Mark Wahlberg and Angela Kinsey from The Office (I think that about her every time).

  19. tcbc says:

    Ugh, I did not know about the Sussex posts. I hate that I defended her yesterday. I still don’t think this absolves him – he’s been with her for a long time, and probably thinks the same way. What’s with these C-list British actors hating on Meghan?

    • Cava24 says:

      Her behavior / comments re Meaghan may have escalated after the Sussexes left their royal duties (it seems like a lot of people’s did), if he is in Australia much of the year, he may not have been around her enough to know what she was like. The holidays may have been a breaking point. He could also be a jerk, I think it’s just unknown right now. it is likely we will start hearing things soon if he is problematic.

  20. kerwood says:

    I notice in all the pictures that are posted that she’s always trying to pull focus. Trying ‘out-star’ the actual ‘star’. I’m sure it must be difficult being the spouse of a famous person (and he’s not even ‘A-list’) but it looks like she competing with her own husband.

  21. Jen says:

    I’ve been lurking for a while, earlier posts about this split were very much in the “he’s a bastard, must have cheated” vein.
    What’s so wrong about admitting you don’t love the person you married and in spite of your best efforts aren’t prepared to sacrifice the rest of your life to make your kids happy? When Ewen McGregors mess hit these pages, I saw comment after comment saying he should have walked before cheating. Can’t agree more – so why the big pile on Ioan earlier this week? Thankfully that seems to be receding as the wife’s crazy comes to the fore.
    I was married for 20 years, spent the last 10 years of it miserable, but tried so hard to make it work for my kids sake. Couldn’t do it, but thank god my ex was reasonable and we’ve kept it civil for the kids sake (then 5 and 7 years old). Perfect for them, no, but they have happy parents and they now understand that if you can’t make a relationshipship work, even with the biggest of efforts, it is actually ok to walk away. Life happens, no one gets a perfect fairytale, why do we keep pushing that narrative?
    And no, there was no cheating on either of our parts. Shit happens.

  22. Bread and Circuses says:

    I usually can’t be bothered with analyzing the body language in photos, because I suspect it’s 99.999% wishful thinking and projection on the part of us doing it, but I have to laugh at those two red carpet photos of them together — they’re both posing individually while happening to be standing together, even the one where she’s miming kissing him.

    So far, the fact she’s been so melodramatically public about it all leaves me on Team Ioan; she seems like a emotionally high-maintenance manipulator.