Alice Evans has insisted she and her daughters are “all good” after her former husband Ioan Gruffudd got engaged.
The ‘102 Dalmatians’ actress, 55, whose bitter divorce from her ‘Liar’ actor ex, 50, was finalised in July 2023, made the remark when a fan asked her online how she and her two daughters, Ella, 14, and Elsie, 10, were doing.
Alice got the question after posting a series of photos on Instagram of her dog Emma getting groomed.
In the comments section, a fan asked the ‘Vampire Diaries’ star how she and her kids were doing, prompting Alice to reply: “We’re good thank you!”
When another of her followers said Alice’s dog has been her “best friend and family”, Alice said: “She really has. It’s amazing seeing what it has done for the girls – how having Emma has injected positivity and love and security into their lives. I’m so glad we got her!”
Alice also agreed with a fan who said a dog will “never let you down”.
The actress has not otherwise publicly addressed her ex’s engagement following their long and stormy divorce.
Ioan announced on Saturday (20.01.24) he had proposed to his 31-year-old girlfriend of nearly three years Bianca Wallace.
The couple captioned a joint Instagram post of them kissing as Bianca showed off her diamond engagement ring: “The most precious thing happened.”
Ioan confirmed his romance with Bianca in October 2021, leading to Alice to accuse him of having a three-year affair with his younger lover.
She said in a now-deleted tweet at the time: “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.”
Before Ioan’s relationship with Bianca emerged, Alice had claimed he had left her and their daughters, saying his departure made them “very confused and sad”.
She tweeted in January 2021: “We haven’t been given a reason except that he ‘no longer loves me’.”
Two months after the post, Ioan filed for divorce from Evans.
And in February 2022 the actor filed for a restraining order against his estranged wife, and was granted a three-year order six months later after claiming Alice had “threatened to tell people (he) had abused her and (their) daughters” and “threatened to tell people (he was) a drug addict.”
Their legal battle has also included their eldest daughter Ella trying to get a restraining order against Ioan, citing alleged abuse – but her request was not granted.