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Amy Denman & Nathan Bevan

Ioan Gruffudd granted three-year restraining order against Alice Evans

Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd has been granted a three-year restraining order against his Alice Evans, following their split in March last year. The order comes after the Cardiff -born actor, 48, had previously won a temporary restraining order against his 54-year-old former spouse in February after he claimed to have been inundated with messages from her.

The order, granted yesterday (Tuesday, August 2) at a hearing at the Superior Court of California's Family Division, will expire on August 2 2025 and states Alice (with whom Ioan shares two children - Ella, 12, and eight-year-old Elise) must be "personally 'served' a copy of the order." The document also revealed that Ioan, who is most recently known for his role in ITV drama Liar, was present at the hearing alongside his two attorneys.

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Late last year Alice Evans appeared very upset on the Lorraine TV show whilst discussing the pair's break-up (ITV)

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

It demanded that she not make any more social media posts "disparaging or harassing" (Ioan) or his new girlfriend Bianca Wallace, who was also listed in the documents. It was also requested that Alice should not post online Ioan's text messages or any communications between himself and his children.

The estranged couple and their children, pictured in 2018 (Getty Images)

In addition, the judge ordered Alice not to contact or make negative statements about him to his employers. The documents stated that Alice had "used her social media accounts to continue to harass, threaten, and disturb the peace" of both Ioan and Wallace.

Meanwhile, a source has claimed to the Daily Mail that Ioan had "no choice" but to file the order. They said: "She (Alice) had become increasingly volatile and seemingly intent on destroying his career with her character assassination.

"Ioan hopes this will put an end to it." Representatives for both Ioan and Alice have been contacted for comment.

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