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Magdalene Dalziel

Court grants Ioan Gruffudd three-year restraining order against ex wife Alice Evans

Ioan Gruffud has been granted a restraining order against his ex-wife Alice Evans. The court order will last for three years and comes after the couple's split last March.

Welsh actor Ioan, 48, previously won a temporary restraining order against Alice, 54, in February. He had claimed he had been inundated with messages from her. Ioan claims she's been sharing posts about him on social media since the temporary order, which included messages between Ioan and one of their daughters, as reports the Mirror.

A hearing took place on Tuesday, August 2 at the Superior Court of California's Family Division to grant the restraining order. In court documents obtained by the Mirror, the judge granted Fantastic Four actor Ioan, who shares two children Ella, 12, and eight-year-old Elise with ex Alice, a three-year long restraining order.

The order will expire on August 2, 2025 and the document states Alice must be "personally 'served' (given) a copy of the order".

In the document, it also revealed that Ioan, who is known for his role in ITV drama Liar, was present at the hearing alongside his two attorneys Anne Campbell Kiley and Katherine Heersema.

The documents also claimed that Alice continued to cause her ex-husband issues and he wanted additional provisions added to the existing restraining order.

Alice has now been instructed not to make any more social media posts on any account "including but not limited to Instagram and Twitter accounts, disparaging or harassing [Ioan] or the other protected person".

The document also requested that Alice should not post his text messages or any communications between himself and his children on any social media account.

Ioan also requested the judge order Alice not to contact his employer or make negative statements about him to his employers.

Further, the documents also listed Ioan's new girlfriend Bianca Wallace in the documents.

Thy also stated that Alice had "has used her social media accounts to continue to harass, threaten, and disturb the peace of both me and my girlfriend, Bianca Wallace".

Meanwhile, a source has claimed to the Daily Mail that Ioan had "no choice" but to file the order.

They said: "Ioan had no choice but to up his legal fight over Alice.

"She had become increasingly volatile and seemingly intent on destroying his career with her character assassination. He hopes this will put an end to it."

Representatives for Ioan and Alice have been contacted by the Mirror for comment.

Alice and Ioan met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000.

The actor officially ended their marriage in March 2021 by filing legal papers at an LA court, but the pair are said to have split months before.

At the time, they released a joint statement that read: "As you can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for our family and we remain committed to our children."

Ioan had discussed his marriage woes in an interview in February 2020 as he told The Guardian: "He told the Guardian last February: "I think we’ve struggled the past four years, making time for each other because physically we’re apart."

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