Posted: 08:21 GMT, Jan. February 2021 | Updated: 11:38 GMT, Jan. February 2021

Ioan Gruffudd’s wife Alice Evans insists that she and the actor are “still friends” as they advance discussions about a “legal separation”

Last week, the 49-year-old actress announced the couple had split in a shocking Twitter statement, accusing the 47-year-old Welsh actor of “mentally tortured” and “set on fire” her, claiming he doesn’t love me anymore ‘

And late on Saturday night, she went to Instagram to give an update on her shock distribution when she stated that she had her two daughters – Ella, 11 and Elsie, 7 – “for” half of their lives ” alone “raised ‘

Still Friends: Ioan Gruffudd’s wife Alice Evans insists she and the actor are “still friends” as they advance discussions about a “legal separation”

She shared a snippet of the estranged couple posing together in happier times, and also responded to questions about why she addressed their separation so publicly

The Bristolian wrote, ‘Thank you so much for your kind comments. As for the unkind, I get it. It must be strange to understand why someone shares their pain on social media rather than with their loved ones

‘I understand you must think I’m a ** hole but I’m not I have no mother or father I have no close friends in LA I have looked after my children alone for half of their lives My husband knows that

‘While we’re discussing legal separation, we’re still friends You can say what you want from me as an attention seeker, but you know it’s not true You just want a reason to knock me down Please continue I’m impenetrable </ '

Update: In a post published on Instagram, the actress also stated that she had raised her two daughters – Ella (11) and Elsie (7) – “alone” for “half of her life” Pictured in 2015

Meanwhile, Alice has been reported to have thrown herself into a grueling health and fitness regime to distract her from the breakdown of their marriage

A source told The Sun on Sunday, ‘Alice has consulted several dietitians and personal trainers and wants to revise her diet and exercise regimen to feel good and rebuild confidence

Her post comes days after she posted a heartbreaking update on her marital problems and admitted that she “still loves” the actor

On Friday morning, she took to Instagram to share a duo of heartbroken images, including a “Game Over” reading, along with a caption explaining she struggled against his plans and described her “excruciating pain “

Pained: On Friday, Alice shared a heartbreaking update on her marital problems, admitting that she “still loves” the actor

In her post she wrote: ‘Nothing to say, excerpt THANK YOU for all the loving and encouraging messages I never thought this would happen to us

‘I’m still fighting it because I love our kids and I still love him, but something has happened in his head and whatever it is, I don’t see him coming back to us The pain is unbearable but me I am stronger than an ox

‘Though I cry all day when my kids aren’t looking, at night I add numbers and plan future for us and guess what? I’ll get these two angels right if it’s all I ever do! And Emma, ​​of course, when she promises not to jump all of them! Your Alice ‘

It was reported last week that the duo had spent a lot of time having “heated and intense conversations” in their garden

A source told The Sun that after some lengthy discussion at their LA home, the duo, who share two daughters, appear to have made some progress, even saying the family got “playful” and “laughed at points” “have

Injured: Last week, the 49-year-old actress announced the couple had split in a shock statement on Twitter, accusing the 47-year-old Welsh actor of “mentally torturing” and “setting fire to” her and to pretend he no longer loves me ‘

Hurt: In her post she wrote: ‘Nothing to say, excerpt THANK YOU for all the loving and encouraging messages I never thought this would happen to us

A source told the publication: “Ioan has been at Alice’s home for the past few days and they talked for a long time in the garden

‘It looked intense and heated at times, but much more playful later. They laughed and took pictures and their children were with them

‘It seemed like they had made some progress – but obviously it’s been very frosty for a while, especially on their Twitter posts’

It comes after Ioan broke his silence over his “extremely difficult” breakup with Ms. Alice on Saturday, days after it was revealed on Twitter

The Welsh actor, still wearing his wedding ring, paused to speak to photographers while he was doing his own shopping at Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles

Shock: It was reported last week that the duo had spent a lot of time in the past few days having “heated and intense conversations” in their garden

As he addressed the split, he said, “As I said, it is an extremely difficult time for the family Our thoughts are obviously with our children right now and I would really respect a little privacy right now Thank you ‘

The news of the split came after Ioan’s return from Australia, where he was filming the third season of Harrow alongside Ella Newton, 30, and Anna Lise Phillips, 46, who plays his ex-wife

Ioan, who plays a forensic pathologist in the drama, told an Australian publication how he developed a close relationship with his co-star Ella while he was filming the series in the country

Talking about his “bond” with Ella, Ioan told an Australian newspaper, “I’m so happy we bonded almost immediately so there is a lot of respect there ‘

Ella, who has a boyfriend, plays Ioan’s daughter in Australian drama There is no evidence that Ioan has been unfaithful to his wife

Shock: A source told The Sun that after some lengthy discussion at their LA home, the duo, who share two daughters, appear to have made some progress, even saying the family was “getting playful” and “laughing” at points

Last Friday, Ioan and Alice were reportedly seen together in Los Angeles trying to build a unified front

The Sun reports that Ioan said of Ella, ‘Ella – well, look, everyone is branded as “someone to watch,” but if she works with her, she sure is

‘You can’t take your eyes off her when she’s on screen. She’s so raw because she’s so young and inexperienced But she is eager to learn and wants to listen’

MailOnline has solicited comments from agents There is no evidence that Ioan was ever unfaithful

Solo outing: The 47-year-old Welsh actor was seen solo in Los Angeles on Saturday

He was in Brisbane in the summer of 2020 doing the third series with his co-stars when he got back everything seemed fine – on the surface

Alice posted a picture of the two snuggled back together in August with the loving caption: ‘He’s back and he’s grumpier than ever (shhh!)’

It comes after Ioan’s mother insists that “no one else” was involved in the collapse of his 13-year marriage to Mrs. Alice

Last week, Ioan and Alice released a joint statement earlier this week insisting that they “obey their children”

The United Front followed an extraordinary 24 hours with a series of tweets posted and subsequently deleted by the actress alleging her husband was leaving the family and that she was being “gas-lit and mentally tortured”

Co-Star: Ioan told an Australian newspaper how he developed a close relationship with his co-star Ella Newton, 30 (pictured) while filming Harrow, their new TV series in Australia

Alice also accused Ioan of hacking her Twitter account to delete the original tweets that said he was leaving her and her children because he no longer loves them

The couple said in a statement to MailOnline: “As you can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for our family and we remain committed to our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy ‘

Alice went to Twitter to share the “sad news” Ioan said he “doesn’t love her anymore” and that her young daughters felt “very sad”

The original statement was later deleted, with Alice claiming it was her estranged husband who took her into account and removed the message

She posted another Twitter message and read: ‘Hi, I didn’t delete the tweet from a few hours ago about his departure. He’s got it from my account

‘It’s very sad’: Last week Ioan and Alice released a joint statement earlier this week insisting that they are ‘committed to their children’ (pictured together in July 2011)

‘And the hell, yes, if I’m gas lit and mentally tortured then the hell, yes, I’ll do my laundry in public,’ but that tweet was later deleted as well

After the now deleted message, she was criticized by a follower who wrote: “It seems like a strange thing to post on Twitter”

In response, Alice replied in writing in a message that remains on the site [at time of posting]: “Why? I’ve lost my mind ‘

A follower then wrote, “I did the same thing when this happened to me I think this is how to acknowledge that there is no return to what existed before. If you accept it by publicly stating it, you can see the impossibility of reconciliation ‘

She then replied: ‘Exactly because of that. And when you six months of harassment: yes / no / maybe I can’t live like this anymore ‘

Separation: The Thespis have vowed to “remain committed to their children” in their explosive split drama (pictured with daughters Ella (11) and Elsie (7) in June 2018)

In the original shock statement, Alice wrote: “Sad news My beloved husband / soul mate of 20, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced that he will be leaving his family starting next week

‘Myself and our young daughters girls are very confused and sad.We didn’t give a reason other than that he doesn’t love me anymore I’m sorry ‘

Ioan’s father claimed his 13-year marriage to Alice had been in trouble for some time before they split

Peter Griffiths, 72, said the news of the couple’s breakup was not a “complete surprise” and he was “aware” of the problems between the two

Shocking news: Ioan’s father claimed his 13-year marriage to Alice had been in trouble for some time before they split

Speaking to MailOnline from his home in Pentyrch, near Cardiff, South Wales, the retired school principal said, “As a family, you are aware of these things

‘I spoke to Ioan and we are of course incredibly sad, but I don’t want to go into too much detail We are very sad, especially for our two granddaughters It’s just very sad, but these things happen and marriages end’

He told The Guardian, “I think we’ve been struggling and taking our time for the past four years because we’re physically separated ‘

Ioan Gruffudd’s father has claimed his 13-year marriage to Alice Evans had been in trouble for some time

Peter Griffiths, 72, said the news of the couple’s breakup was not a “complete surprise” and he was “aware” of the problems between the two

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline from his home in Pentyrch, near Cardiff, South Wales, the retired headmaster said, “As a family, you are aware of these things

‘I spoke to Ioan and we are of course incredibly sad, but I don’t want to go into too much detail

‘We’re very sad, especially for our two granddaughters. It’s just very sad, but these things happen and marriages end’

The couple’s daughters were conceived through IVF after it was discovered that Alice had low antral follicle counts at the age of 38

They welcomed their first child after one round of IVF while their youngest girl arrived after eight rounds of treatment – which is about 7It costs £ 000

Alice wrote in the Daily Mail in 2016: “Extremely high blood pressure brought me total bed rest for the last two months of [first] pregnancy, and then I sweated and screamed and writhed in a hospital bed – just like on TV

‘Just 40 hours later, Ella arrived, a 6 pound 2 ounce lobster-red baby alien Immediately none of my other plans mattered I should have done that years ago The only thing it was as close to being in heaven as I would ever get it

‘This time our first cycle failed, as did our second. Our third didn’t even produce eggs to fertilize. Our fourth gave us a few to freeze. It didn’t work

‘Eventually, physically, mentally (not to mention financial) exhaustion, we sadly decided that cycle eight would be our last. Elsie Marigold Evans-Griffith was born on Dec. September 2013 born

‘She has her father’s big brown eyes, but not his unimaginably long tongue, thank God I know how lucky I am I won the lottery, I can give a good one to the two most valuable people I have ever met Night kissing, my goal now is to get the word out Don’t wait until it’s too late ‘

The couple met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000 when Alice was in a relationship with Pablo Picasso’s grandson Olivier

The couple got engaged six years later after giving him an ultimatum about their relationship and tying the knot in an intimate ceremony in Mexico in September 2007, Ioan previously raved about their strong bond and “fantastic relationship”

In an interview with Who, he stated, “When we got engaged there were a lot of people who said, ‘Oh, actors who are married can get pretty difficult because there are too many egos involved,’ but we had just a fantastic relationship ‘

In 2017 Alice spoke of a “sinister” encounter with the nefarious film mogul Harvey Weinstein, just hours after Ioan screened one of his films in Cannes in 2002

Alice claimed the producer suggested her and invited her to join him in a hotel bathroom

Ioan shared his support for, as he said in an interview with The Sunday Post in 2018, “I just wanted to hold your hand and guide you through it. She is an extraordinary woman, very strong and intelligent, and one of the most courageous people that I know ‘

He added to The Guardian last year, “I was very proud of Alice Because women weren’t believed

‘She was going to say,’ No, that’s definitely his approach. How he behaves I saw it ‘So she wanted to present the case and help support the case’

Alice was born in New Jersey to British parents, teacher Janet and university professor and mathematician David

She grew up in Bristol with her brothers Anthony and Philip and worked temporarily in Paris after studying Italian and French at University College London

Early Beginnings: The couple met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000 (pictured) when Alice was in a relationship with Pablo Picasso’s grandson Olivier

Alice frequently updates fans with pictures of her family, citing Piers Morgan’s journalist Celia Walden, actress Joanne Froggatt, and celebrity Lady Victoria Hervey as her close friends

Ioan’s parents were educators as well, and the star Amazing Grace grew up in a Protestant non-conformist household with his younger siblings Alun, 45 and Siwan, 40 in Cardiff

He first appeared in Welsh television film Austin at the age of 13 before attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and appearing in television shows and films such as Poldark, Titanic and Hornblower

In the early stages of his career, the star lived with fellow actor Matthew Rhys, who acted as best man at his wedding, for nearly 10 years

Ioan is best known for his roles in Fantastic 4, W and Horrible Bosses, while Alice starred in The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Dangerous Parking

Actor: Ioan is best known for his roles in Fantastic 4, W and Horrible Bosses, while Alice starred in The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Dangerous Parking (pictured in 2000)

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