Ioan Gruffudd has reportedly been granted a three-year restraining order against estranged wife Alice Evans – amid claims she harassed him and his new girlfriend, Bianca Wallace, on social media.
“Ioan had no choice but to up his legal fight over Alice,” a source claimed to the Daily Mail in an article published Tuesday.
“She had become increasingly volatile and seemingly intent on destroying his career with her character assassination. He hopes this will put an end to it.”
Gruffudd, 48, was reportedly in attendance inside the Los Angeles court to witness the Domestic Violence Restraining Order granted, though Evans, 54, did not make an appearance.
According to the filing, Gruffudd claims Evans “has used her social media accounts to continue to harass, threaten, and disturb the peace of both me and my girlfriend, Bianca Wallace.”
Gruffudd requested that Evans should not be allowed to post any harassing messages about him or his girlfriend to social media or to share any text messages between the two of them, his girlfriend or their kids. He also asked that Evans not contact his employer.
The “Fantastic Four” actor filed for the restraining order in February, seeking to bar Evans from contacting or coming within 100 yards of him and Wallace.
Gruffudd alleged at the time that Evans “repeatedly told me between August 2020 and our separation on January 1, 2021, that if I left her, she would make false public accusations about me, sell false stories about me to the press and destroy me and my career.”
He also claimed that Evans threatened to tell people he had “abused her and her daughters” and that she would “call the police on [him]” if he didn’t comply with her demands, according to the petitions.
The filing adds that Evans allegedly “threatened to write a fake diary that reflected an abused victim, and to have the diary published; and … threatened to destroy [his] mother.”
Gruffudd further alleged that Evans harassed him on social media and made “hundreds of harassing, abusive and threatening communications by text, voice message, [and] video message” and even sent “threatening emails” to his mom, Margaret Griffiths.
Evans vehemently denied the claims, saying that his complaint was “a ploy to gain some sort of advantage over me in our divorce proceedings.”
Gruffudd, who married Evans in 2007, filed for divorce in March 2021 after Evans claimed via Twitter in January of that year that the actor had abandoned their family.
“My beloved husband/soulmate of 20 years … has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week. Me and our young daughters … are very confused and sad. We haven’t been given a reason except that he ‘no longer loves me,’” she said at the time.
Gruffudd and Wallace then went Instagram-official in October 2021. Months later, in January 2022, Evans posted a scathing message about Wallace on social media.
“She wants to put a stake in my heart. I’ve never seen such a lack of empathy,” Evans said.
In February, Evans asked the court to grant her custody over their two kids: Ella, 12, and Elsie, 8. Gruffudd hit back, claiming that Evans would make fun of his “saggy vagina eyes” in front of their children.