Ioan Gruffudd: Actor obtains a three-year restraining order against estranged wife Alice Evans

Actor Ioan Gruffudd has obtained a three-year restraining order against estranged wife Alice Evans - banning her from mentioning him on social media

Ioan Gruffudd has successfully acquired a three-year restraining order against his estranged wife Alice Evans.

The Welsh actor, 48, made the decision to obtain this order and create new restrictions, which will ultimately end the public fall out that has unfolded between them.

In February, Ioan Gruffudd obtained a temporary restraining order against Alice, 54, which claimed that he was continuously receiving messages and verbal threats from her since their split.

It has now been confirmed that harsher restrictions are set to be actioned, which include a ruling preventing Alice from leaking private text messages from their children.

Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans attend the opening ceremony of the 58th Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 15, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The existing order is set to be updated, as Ioan Gruffudd claims that Alice continues to cause issues, and additional provisions are the best way to help this.

Ioan has demanded that the order includes communications on social media. This means Alice will not be allowed to make any posts on any social media account, ‘including but not limited to Instagram and Twitter accounts, disparaging or harassing [Ioan] or the other protected person.’

The updated version of the order asks that restrictions also protect, Ioan’s new girlfriend Bianca Wallace.

The actor said that since the restraining order was put in place, Alice “has used her social media accounts to continue to harass, threaten, and disturb the peace of both me and my girlfriend, Bianca Wallace.”

The Vampire Diaries actress Alice, is restricted from posting “text messages or any other communications to the parties’ children, or the children’s text messages or any other communications to Ioan, on any social media account.”

Ioan Gruffudd


The Welsh actor gained recognition as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in Titanic (1997), then went on to play the lead role in Hornblower series of television films (1998–2003).

Ioan Gruffudd is also known for appearing in a number of popular films throughout his career, including, American comedy sequel, 102 Dalmatians (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and 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 Froggatt and Gruffudd’s performances.

In October 2021, Gruffudd was accused of cheating on his estranged wife actress, Alice Evans, for three years - with her friend Bianca Wallace.

These allegations first came to the surface when Gruffudd posted a photo of himself on Instagram, with Wallace, widely smiling, it was captioned: “Thank you for making me smile again @iambiancawallace.”

After it was posted, Ioan’s ex Alice, who confirmed that the actor left her in January, tweeted the allegations that he had an affair:

“So it turns out that my husband, after two years of telling me I’m a bad person and I’m not exciting and he no longer want so to have sex with me and he just wants to be on set abroad…Has been in a relationship for THREE years behind all our backs. Good luck, Bianca”.— Alice Evans (@AliceEvansGruff)

On 14 February 2022, Gruffudd filed for a restraining order against Alice Evans citing domestic violence, the order included the protection of his new girlfriend Bianca Wallace.

  • Ioan Gruffudd was born on 6 October 1973, in Aberdare, Wales  - making him 48 years old.
  • Gruffudd started his acting career at the age of 13 in a Welsh television film, Austin (1986), and later moved on to Welsh language soap opera Pobol y Cwm (People of the Valley) from 1987 to 1994.
  • He married actress Alice Evans, in September 2007.
  • The couple share two daughters, which were born in 2009 and 2013.
  • They shared an incredible LA home, which has been the backdrop to many photos on Instagram. 
  • Gruffudd reportedly has a net worth of just over £4 million.


Matthew Rhys Evans

Matthew Rhys Evans is a Welsh actor, born 8 November 1974 - making her 47 years old.

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 lead role on the HBO period series Perry Mason, for which he received his third Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.

Matthew was one of Ioan’s best men at his wedding to Alice Evans, he is also a long-time friend and a former flatmate of eight years.

Rhys has been in a relationship with his The Americans co-star, Keri Russell since 2014, and they have one son, Sam Evans, who was born in 2016.

Joanne Froggatt

Actors Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt of ‘Liar’ speak onstage during the SundanceTV portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour - in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Joanna Froggatt is a British Actress, born 23 August 1980, from North Yorkshire, England.

Froggatt is known for her portrayal of Anna Bates, in the hugely popular ITV period drama, Downton Abbey.

She also made many notable appearances, early in her career, which included Coronation Street (1997–1998),  Bad Girls (1999), Dinnerladies (1999) and A Touch of Frost (2001).

Joanne appeared alongside Ioan in the gripping thriller, Liar for ITV, from 2017 to 2020. It received positive reviews and critics praised Gruffudd and Froggatt for their performances.

In 2012, Froggatt married her long-term boyfriend, James Cannon, but in February 2020, she announced that they had separated.

Personal Life

Actors Alice Evans and Ioan Gruffudd and daughters attending a premiere. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Ioan Gruffudd met his wife actress, Alice Evans, during the production of sequel, 102 Dalmatians, in 2000.

On 14 September 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, together for more than twenty years, reportedly parted ways in January of 2021.

The break-up is a result of Evans finding out that Ioan was having an affair with her friend, actress, Bianca Wallace - for three years.

Gruffudd and Wallace made their relationship Instagram official on 21 October 2021, and since then she has posted more photos of the pair together.