Actress Alice Evans revealed that she is in “excruciating” pain after her split from husband Ioan Gruffudd in a heartbreaking message on social media.
“I never thought this would happen to us," she said. “I am still fighting against it, because I love our kids, and I still love him, but something has happened inside his head and whatever it is, I don’t see him coming back to us.”
The 102 Dalmatians star stressed that although she is hurting, she is “stronger than an ox,” adding, “I weep all day when my kids aren’t looking, at night I add up figures and plan futures for us and you know what? I will do those two angels right if it’s all I ever do,” referring to the couples two daughters: Ella, 11, and Elsie, 7.
Fans showered The Christmas Card actress with love and support during this difficult time. “I’m sorry... I’m a fan of both of you and you’ll get through this... you are beautiful you are strong and you are a great human being...😍," one user wrote, while another said: “Sending all the love and good vibes to you and your girls. You *will* make it through this.”
As OK! previously reported, Evans announced on Twitter that Gruffudd had allegedly left his wife after 13 years of marriage. "Sad news. My believed husband/soulmate of 20 years, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week," she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. "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 continued.
"I didn’t delete the tweet from a few hours ago about him leaving. He did. From my account," Evans tweeted hours later (and has since removed). "And hell yes when I am being gaslit and mentally tortured then hell yes I will wash my linen in public."
The estranged couple released a joint statement after Evans’ tweets alleging trouble in their marriage. "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."
Evans and Gruffudd met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000 and tied the knot in 2007. The Fantastic Four alum’s social media is private and he has yet to publicly acknowledge the breakup outside of the couple’s joint statement.