Alice Evans has launched another attack on her estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd, claiming she must ‘speak her truth’ on social media as she ‘doesn’t have the money’ to afford a lawyer.
Fantastic Four actor Gruffudd, 48, filed for joint custody of his two daughters Elsie, eight, and Ella, 12, earlier this month, after his estranged wife, Evans, 53, filed for sole custody amid a bitter divorce.
In Instagram posts on Tuesday, Evans accused Gruffudd of using money that should have been spent on their daughters’ well-being on his legal case and insisted he was not telling the truth by calling her a ‘bad parent’ in legal filings.
‘He’s spending money that should have gone to our girls’: Alice Evans launched another blistering attack on estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd amid their ugly custody battle
Evans, who has previously claimed that her ex stopped paying their daughter’s private school fees, then shared a text exchange that she alluded to was between Gruffudd and one of his daughters.
In a lengthy Instagram rant, Evans began: ‘You see – I have no money. I gave up my career because I wanted the love of my life to have an amazing career and that left him being away most of the time. And I gritted my teeth and I got through it.
‘I missed working oh hell I missed working but I didn’t want a day to go by without seeing my two incredible girls. So theirs was an upside. [sic]’
Father: Fantastic Four actor Gruffudd, 48, filed for joint custody of his two daughters Elsie, eight, and Ella, 12, earlier this month, after his estranged wife, Evans, 53, filed for sole custody
The 102 Dalmatians star went on to claim that her ex was trying to ‘ruin’ her name, stating: ‘Ask my kids. As anyone who knows us. Being called a ‘bad parent’ when I gave up everything for them and don’t sleep at night in case and worry about how to feed them, check their health, take them to the dentist….’
She continued: ‘Those of you who might think ‘well why is she CONTINUING to post on Instagram when his lawyers are going to take her down for it?
‘But think about it. He is spending money that should have gone to the girls education, sports, college, he is using a lawyer to gag me.’
Evans added that she had been ‘shut up’ by the domestic violence restraining order that Gruffudd had granted against her.
She went on: ‘HE gets to say it. HE got so to lie about me being with bad parent (you couldn’t get further from the truth. )
‘But me? I get threatened with fines, with jail if I tell MY TRUTH about what is really happening. And all I have is social media because I can’t afford a lawyer.
‘Isn’t that a microcosm of rich and poor America? I will likely go to court for posting this. (another example of the way he treats his children)
‘He may well be praised for doing the right thing. For going through the courts. He well may get to take my kids away from me (good luck with that dude)
‘Either way I have done nothing wrong and I will continue to fight. [sic]’
Allegations: In Instagram posts on Tuesday, Evans accused Gruffudd of using money that should have been spent on their daughters’ well-being on his legal case
In a follow up post, Evans shared a picture of court filings that seemed to relate to her social media activity.
The context of the filing was not clear, with only Alice’s name and the words ‘Instagram’ and ‘Twitter’ visible.
Evans captioned the images: ‘Insane. Check his OWN Instagram account.
“It’s a picture of him and Bianca entitled ‘FINALLY somebody who makes me smile'”.
Alice’s statement was incorrect, however, as the picture in question – posted in October last year when Ioan went public with his actress girlfriend Bianca Wallace – was actually captioned: ‘Thank you for making me smile again.’
Filings: In a follow up post, Evans shared a picture of court filings that seemed to relate to her social media activity
Inaccurate: Evans captioned the images, ‘Insane. Check his OWN Instagram account. It’s a picture of him and Bianca entitled ‘FINALLY somebody who makes me smile”
Despite her inaccuracy, Evans continued: ‘By your own admission, Mr Gruffudd, your kids have access to Instagram.
‘You swore in their lives when you left us that there was no other woman.
‘Yet when it turned out there WAS, (somebody from Harrow that you suddenly met up with in June ha ha ha) YOU CHOSE TO TELL YOUR KIDS VIA INSTAGRAM?
‘You broke their hearts.’
Evans has previously accused her ex and Wallace of conducting a three-year affair – there is no evidence to suggest Gruffudd was unfaithful.
MailOnline has contacted Gruffudd’s representatives for comment.
Accurate: Alice’s statement was incorrect, however, as the picture in question – posted in October last year when Ioan went public with his actress girlfriend Bianca Wallace – was actually captioned: ‘Thank you for making me smile again’
Gruffudd filed a joint custody request in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday July 8, asking for custody and visitation rights to see his children.
The actor claimed in the filing that Evans had been purposely trying to cut communication between himself and the children.
He also petitioned that the girls attend in-person therapy and reunification therapy via zoom with him pending court-ordered mediation about custody.
Last month, Evans claimed to be ‘completely out of money for food and bills’ but declared she is focused on being ‘the best mother I can possibly be.’
In an Instagram post with one of her daughters pictured, she wrote a scathing comment about her lack of funds as the court case between her and her estranged husband continues.
She claimed she would receive no financial support from Ioan and that she was struggling to pay her legal fees and would be unable to ‘feed or clothe’ their daughters.
‘Trying to hold it all together while being threatened, completely out of money for food and bills and just found out somebody tried to break down our outside door last night,’ she said.
But it’s all worth it for this! (And the one who currently doesn’t want to be photographed.)
‘Whatevs. Most of all, I will be the best mother I can possibly be. Forever. They will never lose me. Thank you everyone for so much love and support! Having a bit of a rough moment!’
New love: Gruffudd filed for divorce from Evans in March 2021, citing irreconcilable differences. He is now living with Bianca Wallace, 30, in Los Angeles (pictured in June)
Evans claimed in June that Gruffudd had been successful in having his domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) against her extended, yet she denied any claims of abuse and insisted he was ‘chasing Johnny Depp-style fame.’
It has since been revealed that Gruffudd was seeking a continuation of a restraining order against Evans.
Gruffudd requested a temporary restraining order against Evans in February 2022, offering up 113 pages of abusive text messages, emails and social media posts from Alice.
In a bid to bring matters to a close, Gruffudd, engaged Brad Pitt’s divorce lawyer, Anne Kiley, who is believed to have requested that the order – which requires Evans doesn’t contact or harass him or his girlfriend – carries on for at least another year.
Gruffudd filed for divorce from Evans in March 2021, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind their split. He is now living with his girlfriend Bianca Wallace, 30, in Los Angeles.
The pair went Instagram official in October, after he posted a picture of them together with the words: ‘Thank you for making me smile again.’
Evans and Gruffudd met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000, when the actress was in a relationship with Pablo Picasso’s grandson Olivier.
The former couple became engaged six years later after she gave him an ultimatum about their relationship, and they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Mexico in September 2007.
Gruffudd has not publicly addressed the couple’s divorce.
Happier times: Evans and Gruffudd met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000, when the actress was in a relationship with Pablo Picasso’s grandson Olivier (pictured in 2001)