Alice Evans continues to dump out all of her marriage woes on social media

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I admire Alice Evans’ commitment to keeping the public informed about the state of her marriage to Ioan Gruffudd. No one was even paying attention and then Alice started having a meltdown on social media, claiming that Ioan had come home and announced that he was leaving their family. Then she claimed she was being abused and gaslighted over it, and then there was a joint statement saying very little, and on and on. As far as I know, Ioan has been working a lot in Australia while Alice and their kids stayed in LA. It seems like they’ve been on the rocks for a while, and it also seems like Ioan did tell her that he wants a divorce. Now that we’re two weeks past all of the initial drama, Alice has more to say. From her IG:

Nothing to say excerpt THANK YOU for all the loving and encouraging messages.

I never thought this would happen to us. I am still fighting against it, because I love our kids, and I still love him, but something has happened inside his head and whatever it is, I don’t see him coming back to us.

The pain is excruciating but I am stronger than an ox, and though I weep all day when my kids aren’t looking, at night I add up figures and plan futures for us and you know what? I will do those two angels right if it’s all I ever do.! ❤️💕

[From Alice’s IG]

“I am still fighting against it…” Okay. But… what about all of the other stuff she said about being gaslight and abused? After that, she posted another IG with this message:

Just read the comments in the @dailymail. I shouldn’t have done, but I had had three glasses of delicious wine, ( It’s called ‘Butter’, that’s all I know!) and my guard was down.

Thank you for your kind comments. As for the unkind ones, I get it. It must be weird to comprehend why somebody would share their pain on social media rather than with their nearest and dearest.

I get that. You must think I’m an a–hole. I’m not though. I don’t have a mum, or a dad. I don’t have any close friends in LA. I’ve looked after my kids for half their lives alone.

My husband knows that. We are indeed discussing legal separation, but we are still friends. You can say what you want about me being an attention seeker but you know it’s not true.

You just want a reason to put me down. Please – go ahead. I’m impenetrable ❤️

[From Alice’s IG]

“You can say what you want about me being an attention seeker but you know it’s not true. You just want a reason to put me down…” I actually feel sorry for her now, so I guess that’s what she wanted. Now, she is absolutely a melodramatic attention-seeker! But I also just feel sorry for her because she’s just dumping out all of her problems online because she doesn’t have a girlfriend who will tell her “oh honey, don’t do that.” She also has a history of being really extra online, so maybe this is just her go-to way of dealing with sh-t.

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. Elizabeth says:

    “… at night I add up figures and plan futures for us and you know what? I will do those two angels right if it’s all I ever do.! ❤️💕”

    Oh come on, is she really suggesting Ioan wouldn’t take care of his own children or he doesn’t care about his children’s futures?

    • huckle says:

      I don’t know about him specifically, but some dads have been known to abandon their children.

      • Julie says:

        But surely not something you should hint at without cause. I mean some mother’s are known to abandon their kids outside a gas station but she would explode if he started hinting that he was concerned she would hypothetically do so. Honestly, I don’t even know these people but the way she’s talking, I’d advise him to be wary of her alienating their kids from him

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        He has lived and worked abroad steadily and by all accounts it appears he had a completely separate life while his kids remained with their mother. It does paint the picture he’s already left.
        I wonder if he ever tried to relocate his family closer to his work opportunities? Or if a compromise for long vacations together was there?

    • Mia4s says:

      Yeah some of the language about him leaving “us” is interesting. Look I stand to be corrected but unless he goes deadbeat on the kids, he’s leaving…her. Pushing the leaving “us” angle is coming across as super-manipulative.

      I get and feel for the whole not having family/close friends around (although given they have lived in LA for over a decade…really?). But social media is not the place for this.

      • Jellybean says:

        Mia, that annoyed me too. He is leaving her, not the kids, even though it does seem likely that she will end up with primary custody. But she sounds desperate to blame him, so I hope she doesn’t go scorched Earth. Divorce is a disgusting, money grabbing industry, especially in L.A. She sounds like a prime target for an unscrupulous lawyer.

      • HeyJude says:

        You don’t need friends or family, her excuse there is ludicrous, it’s called a therapist. It’s generally the unanimous solution in such a scenario for remotely sane people. You don’t even need to leave your house to see one nowadays.

    • earlgreyhot says:

      IMHO, she’s very gently (since she’s so subtle overall) suggesting that she might try to leave him penniless in case he wants to divorce her. I think she reads like a narcissistic, controlling, manipulative person at best. For over a decade she either made no real friends or she did but still chose to air the dirty laundry in the most dramatic way possible. That’s… Unhealthy to put it kindly. One should RUN from people like that.

  2. Julie says:

    I see why he left. I know it’s not the kindest sentiment but she’s extra and very exhausting

    • IMARA219 says:

      Yeah she seems exhausting. Like all of this extraness is draining.

    • LillyfromLilooet says:

      I think we all should get **one** free pass for a social media for an EXTRA OVERSHARE when something grave hits us. If only she could have stopped.

      This is the stuff you say to your friends, to your therapist. With this, she’s now all swung public sympathy towards her ex and oh my goodness no grown person is going to get back with someone who is airing all this.

    • Yup, Me says:

      I was coming to say the same thing. I have a feeling that by the end of this divorce, we are ALL going to understand why he felt the need to leave.

      And how many years has she been without parents and she hasn’t yet gathered a good group of loving and supportive people around her? Family by choice and really good friends are great substitutes when your family of blood/birth aren’t there for you.

    • sa says:

      She may be “extra and very exhausting,” but that’s what he chose. He doesn’t earn sympathy just because he’s now changed his mind.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Eh…it’s highly possible that she presented a different attitude in the earlier days of their relationship and marriage. How many times have we heard about couples where one person seems to change drastically after marriage? She seems manipulative enough to be one of those people.

      • amiloo says:

        Beach Dreams – Not that it’s necessarily true, but I remember reading in one of the prior articles/comments that she (a virtual unknown) was an insufferable diva on the set of 102 Dalmatians — very high maintenance. And that’s where these two hooked up, so who knows?

      • Gigi says:

        Lol this is true. Because she would get into fights with his fans on the internet 10-15 years ago, and he constantly defended her. Maybe he finally got tired of it.

  3. Yoyo says:

    Maybe, now she will mind her own business, instead of telling other people how to live their lives.

  4. Flying Fish says:

    Who exactly is benefitting from this shit show?

  5. elfie says:

    This chick is a massive hot mess. She needs to think about the kids before she barfs up every hysterical thought on social media.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, I have severe secondhand embarrassment reading her posts. She needs to unplug and find another outlet for her rage.

  6. jbyrdku says:

    I know what it’s like to feel utterly isolated and alone. While I’m too private of a person to run to twitter or instagram, I still understand her need for that kind of validation.

    • Chanteloup says:

      Me and all my grief agree with you

      [adding that even if weren't as extremely private as i am tho', adding kids into the mix would keep me from airing all this on social media, arrgh]

  7. Delphine says:

    That red dress is a very unflattering design.

  8. Ever says:

    She is clearly the abuser here. It reads as if she lost control of the narrative and her understood control of her home and marriage and she’s trying to shame him into complying while also trying to manipulate everyone else into believing shes the wronged party.

    Source: divorced a diagnosed narcissist.

  9. Aephra says:

    They have lived for LA for a very long time, since before their eldest was born at least. In that time if she has not made close enough friends that she can vent to then that really says something about her personality.

    • Dollycoa says:

      Thats what I was thinking. Why, if she has virtually been alone for such a long time has she not made friends? Even mum friends from the school or baby groups, or even from her work? I’m quite an introvert so I don’t have thousands of friends, but I have a few close friends, who I would go to if I had problems. If he’s away such a lot, why is she still in LA? I’ve only been there on holiday, but I imagine if you are in Showbiz, surrounded by Showbiz people it may be hard to know who is your friend and who is pretending to be your friend because your husband is in the movies, so why not come home to Wales?

    • Bex says:

      There are loads of actors who are British ex-pats living and working in LA. It’s almost a built in community because the UK’s acting community is already so small, as compared to the US.

      Plus, she’s bragged about being good friends with Piers Morgan and his wife. Surely, those people would lend her a comforting ear, no?


      • Tiffany says:

        “There are loads of actors who are British ex-pats living and working in LA. It’s almost a built in community because the UK’s acting community is already so small, as compared to the US.”

        And after all this time she has no one from that particular circle that she is close with or even friendly with, I mean………

  10. Nikki says:

    She seems very manipulative. My parents divorced long before social media, but after watching my mother, I’m always wary of anyone who does the “whoa is me after the break up of a marriage.” Or my favourite “I was blindsided.” People may be blindsided that someone finally pulled the trigger, but no one leaves a happy home.

  11. MaryContrary says:

    What a toxic, awful mess. She needs to be working this out with a therapist and not on social media.

  12. Dollycoa says:

    If she cant stop going on Twitter, at least stay off Mailonline! Does she hate herself that much?

  13. Stef says:

    For some people, venting into the social media void helps them feel less alone and provides an outlet to process tough emotions. It can be like public journaling.

    I don’t think she deserves the hate and sh*tty “I can see why he left her” comments being posted here. She’s clearly in pain, without a lot of support, and trying to work through it. Where is the empathy for that?

    I’m not saying I agree with her method, especially for her kid’s sake, but the woman is clearly crushed and trying to deal with that. Not sure why people need to be so mean when witnessing a stranger’s heart break.

    • Meghan says:

      I talk here and on 2 other sites occasionally about the crappy things my ex husband did and how I’m working through that, but it’s anonymous. On the worst day of our fighting over divorce stuff the only thing I posted on social media was a GIF of the WWE “let’s get ready to rummmmmmble” dude.

      For me, if you’re anonymous then vent away (and she definitely could have done this in an anonymous way but that’s not what she wants) but don’t drag the nastiness out in public. Her kids could read all that some day!

    • Yup, Me says:

      Because context matters. WHY doesn’t she have anyone to talk to? She may not have her parents, as she states, but a grown woman who has lived in the same community for a decade or more who hasn’t managed to make or retain a SINGLE good friend is a woman trying to convince people that she’s strong and that massive flapping red flag on her back is actually a cape.

      And all the yeses to the pp who said if you really need to get it out, vent anonymously.

      What she’s doing is supposed to garner her sympathy and attention and it’s going to harm her kids one day. The fact that she’s more concerned about her own need for attention and sympathy than she is for her kids makes me wonder what other ways she has put her own need for attention and sympathy before her kids over the years.

    • deering24 says:

      Stef–why doesn’t she get a therapist, then? Exactly _why_ does she have to put this business out in the street–especially given that her kids are most assuredly going to be catching hell from their schoolmates/friends over this? Public slamming is the kind of thing adults do when they have exhausted all other private options and that is the only way to get justice. This kind of ranting comes off as self-dramatizing, to say the least.

      • Stef says:

        I appreciate the different feedback on my comment, yet the main theme seems to be what everyone else thinks she should do and how she should behave. Her public displays may not be right, or what you would do, but for a lot of people, it’s an outlet for them.

        Also, just telling someone to seek therapy isn’t so simple of a solution for some people. She definitely seems to need a therapist, but not everyone can out aside their pride or .entail blocks and open up to a therapist.

        While I don’t agree with how she’s being so public, I respect her right to do what she feels she needs to. Divorce is hell, and it changes people, some free fall and lose their minds temporarily, etc. She’s spiralling and clearly crushed; I just think we should cut her some slack and show a little compassion without so much self righteous judgement of how she’s managing a broken heart…

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Actually @Stef….its called Karma. Dont get in the way of Karma when she’s doing her job. This biiitch is publicly shaming her own self! which is payback for the public shaming she’s done to others. ‘Nuff said.

      • Deering24 says:

        Stef, she’s only considering her drama here. Not her kids’ welfare; not how this makes her look; and certainly not the fallout of making this uber-public. It’s all about her pain—and frankly, she sounds more “how dare he leave me!” than “I’m hurting.”

    • MissMarierose says:

      I agree with that completely. I only wish she could look at her posts with a critical eye and ask herself if she would want her kids’ bullies to read what their mom wrote.
      Kids can be so cruel and I can’t imagine she’d want to weaponize the pain she expresses on SM against her children.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      @Stef: I’m 100% in agreement with everything you’ve said.
      She’s chosen to air her marital woes for all the public to read (messy and cringe-inducing for sure) but why can’t we grant her some kindness and empathy? She’s clearly in pain.

  14. Amy Bee says:

    I believe her when she says she has no close friends.

  15. Jaded says:

    God what a drama queen. Sure honey, trying to squeeze sympathy out of a million strangers isn’t going to work.

  16. earlgreyhot says:

    Jesus. Who talks about themselves like that? Hint – if you need to tell ppl you’re strong (“like an ox” lol), you probably aren’t.

  17. Beach Dreams says:

    “You can say what you want about me being an attention seeker but you know it’s not true.”

    LOL ok Alice.

  18. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Imagine telling the world you have no friends & get wine drunk to read comments about yourself on Daily Mail stories and thinking that made you sound…not crazy?

  19. observing says:

    That’s a nice photo of Ioan Gruffud. That’s all I have to say.

  20. PlayItAgain says:

    I’m getting the impression that this gal needs professional help. She’s all over the place. I’m not saying the demise of her marriage is all her own fault, but I think it’s clear she needs help now.

  21. lily says:

    She has been rude to Meghan, even being racist. So i dont like her.

  22. Mattie says:

    If she has retained legal counsel for her divorce they should tell her to knock it off with the public over sharing.

    As others pointed out her statement of him leaving them (2 daughters) speaks of how manipulative she is. Reminds me of that actress that married a German, had two kids and had him thrown out of America….

    I’ve never read anything negative about him, he seems pretty low key in the personal front.

    • Kristen says:

      That was Kelly Rutherford. The courts did not look kindly on her behavior and awarded him primary custody of the kids.

  23. DiegoInSF says:

    Even her face and poses seem like dramatic and extra, god, I’d run a mile in any context, as a friend, acquaintance etc.

  24. Mediawatcher says:

    I think she slowly went a bit crazy living in LA alone while her husband flew all over the place for his jobs. Her IG just shows her being over the top whenever he came back. Don’t envy these people married to actors.

    Along with getting his parents to give commentary to the press, he’s already done at least pap walks outside his LA house, making sure he wore his wedding band every time and giving paps “spontaneous” updates. Wife has lost the plot and he’s managing the PR carefully. There’s no doubt he wants out but it has to look like he’s done it in a very caring way.

  25. Kristen says:

    The way she talks about doing right by her kids is super problematic. She’s making them the center of the divorce, which is basically the exact opposite of what you should do.

  26. Amelie says:

    She sounds a lot like that douche Jeff Lewis who was a host of a home renovation show or something. He and his longtime partner split after they adopted a baby together and ever since they split, Jeff will not stop talking about the custody drama, his arguments with his ex (I forget his name), his new relationship, the drama of his new relationship… He has a podcast where he word vomits all this and his ex has mostly taken the high road except for a statement here and there. In fact, Jeff overshared so much he got his toddler kicked out of her nursery school because he badmouthed it, I forget what happened and don’t feel like looking it up…

    I don’t really feel sorry for her if she’s going to keep whining on social media about it. I get it, it sucks that her husband is dumping her and there are kids involved. But get a therapist and reach out to real friends. It may be she’s such a pill that she doesn’t have ANY friends which wouldn’t be surprising. But going on and on about it on social media isn’t only detrimental to her, it’s detrimental to her KIDS. Their oldest daughter is 11, old enough to go online and read stories about this and probably hear stuff at school. She is doing herself no favors.

  27. Genessee says:

    Alice Evans just made me Team Ioan.

  28. I'm With The Band says:

    Someone needs to remind Alice that once something is posted on the internet, it’s there forever. Their kids will read all her tweets one day and if she doesn’t do a good job now at manipulating them, they will certainly have some fired up questions to ask her in the future. If she’s really thinking of the kids, she would stop airing their dirty laundry publically and fight this battle privately.