Alice Evans has confirmed that she has begun discussing legal separation with estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd, but insists they are “still friends”

News of the couple’s breakup was confirmed earlier this month after Alice claimed on social media that the liar actor Ioan had left her family – the two are parents of daughters Ella Betsi, 11, and Elsie Marigold ( 7)

In her last statement, Alice thanked her supporters for their “kind comments” and said that she “gets” the unfriendly ones

“It must be strange to understand why someone shares their pain on social media rather than with their loved ones,” she explained

“I understand. You have to think I’m a ** hole, but I’m not. I don’t have a mother or father. I have no close friends in LA. I looked after my children alone for half of their lives. My husband knows that.” ‘

Alice then revealed: “We are discussing legal separation, but we are still friends. You can say what you want from me as an attention seeker, but you know it is not true

“You just want a reason to knock me down, please continue I’m impenetrable ❤️’

In her previous testimony, Alice, 49, stated that she “still loved” Ioan, 47, despite the end of their marriage and the abrupt way it ended

The 102nd Dalmatian actress wrote in her previous Instagram post: “The pain is unbearable, but I am stronger than an ox and although I cry all day when my children are not looking, I add numbers at night and plan for the future for us and you know what? I’ll get these two angels right if it’s all I ever do! ‘

Ioan has yet to speak personally about the breakup, but he and Alice made a joint statement to People saying, “As you can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for our family and we remain our children committed

The former couple met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000, when Alice was in a relationship with Olivier Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s great-grandson. They started dating and in 2007 the couple married in Mexico

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