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Ioan Gruffudd gets three-year restraining order against ex Alice Evans

A judge has awarded Ioan Gruffudd a three-year restraining order against estranged wife Alice Evans

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Ioan Gruffudd has been granted a three-year restraining order against estranged wife Alice Evans.

The Fantastic Four actor, 48, was previously awarded a temporary restraining order against Evans, 54, in February after claiming he was inundated with messages and verbal threats from her.

On Tuesday, a judge in the US ruled that harsher restrictions would be put in place, including Evans being banned from mentioning both Gruffudd and his new girlfriend, Bianca Wallace, on social media.

The Vampire Diaries actress, 54, is also prohibited from leaking private text messages from their children - daughters Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight.

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

In new court documents, obtained by the MailOnline, the Welsh star claims his ex has continued to cause him issues and wanted additional provisions added to the existing restraining order.

As well as keeping his and Wallace’s names out of her posts, he requested she not share his texts or any other communications from or by their children, as well as any other communications to him, on any social media account.

He also asked for the judge to order Evans not to contact his employer or make disparaging statements about him to his employers.

“Ioan had no choice but to up his legal fight over Alice,” a source told the publication,

“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.”

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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.

Last month, Gruffudd filed for joint custody of daughters after Evans sought sole custody amid their ongoing bitter divorce.

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