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Lisa McLoughlin

Alice Evans faces arrest after failing to show up to LA court over ‘violating’ restraining order

Alice Evans

(Picture: ITV)

Alice Evans could face arrest after she failed to show up to court to answer two charges of violating her estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd’s restraining order against her.

The 54-year-old missed a hearing at Airport Courthouse, in Los Angeles, on Thursday (January 27), reported.

Evans did not contact the court to explain her absence, which led LA Superior Court Commissioner James Cooper to issue a referral for an arrest warrant.

Cooper told the publication that Evans could avoid going into custody by posting bail until the next hearing is scheduled.

Evans’ alleged breaches of Gruffudd’s restraining order were not revealed during the session. The Standard has contacted Evans’ representative for comment.

Gruffudd was granted a three-year restraining order in August after claiming he had been inundated with messages and verbal threats from Evans.

Evans was banned from mentioning both Gruffudd and his new girlfriend, Bianca Wallace, on social media.

The Vampire Diaries actress is also prohibited from leaking private text messages from their children - daughters Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight.

Gruffudd was awarded a restraining order in August. Pictured with girlfriend Bianca Wallace (Getty Images)

Gruffudd was present in the LA courthouse when the Domestic Violence Restraining Order was imposed, but Evans did not appear.

Evans revealed in January 2021 that Gruffudd had walked out on their 14-year marriage and left their family home.

She has since made several attacks against him online and recently shared a series of texts which she alleged were between him and their daughter Ella.

In July, Gruffudd filed for joint custody of daughters after Evans sought sole custody amid their ongoing divorce.

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