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Susan Knox

Ioan Gruffudd's girlfriend sobs over MS hours after Alice Evans' chronic pain admission

Ioan Gruffudd 's new girlfriend Bianca Wallace broke down in tears in an emotional videos as she detailed her battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

The emotional Instagram video come just hours after Ioan's estranged wife, Alice Evans, detailed her crippling battle with chronic pain.

Bianca, 30, who made her romance with Welsh actor Ioan official earlier this year, opened up about her debilitating symptoms in a tearful video to mark World MS Day.

The thought-provoking video saw the actress sob into the camera as she shed light on her painful MS battle.

Bianca described the horrific pain she faces every single day, and told her followers that her 'legs aren't working properly.'

Ioan Gruffudd's girlfriend sobs over MS battle after Alice Evans details (Instagram/ @iambiancawallace)
The pair have been dating since last October (Instagram/ @iambiancawallace)

"I am going to be as real and vulnerable as it gets. I want to show you what really happens," she wrote in a lengthy caption.

"Between July 2018 to October 2019, before I found a treatment that helped me, was a truly terrible time of my life spent almost entirely in bed & MRI machines.

"My memory and cognition were affected by MS almost immediately.

"It all happened so hard and fast having 10 attacks in the first year and three months."

Bianca, 30, was diagnosed with MS three years ago (Instagram/ @iambiancawallace)
Ioan's ex-wife Alice detailed her chronic pain battle hours before Bianca shared the emotional video (Instagram/ aliceevansgruff)

Ioan's new love went on: "I struggled with keeping my neurologist up to date because of the memory issues, so he suggested I begin a video journal. For the sake of awareness, today I will share a few short extracts from some of these videos over the years.

"I learned to accept that my life is not easy, that I will have a lot of physical issues, that not everyone has a good heart, and that my future will always be unsteady with a giant question mark that hangs quite heavily over my head."

The talented actress, who was diagnosed with the condition three years ago, at the age of 27, added: 'It took having my a** handed to me by an illness that I had no way of controlling for me to truly understand what life is all about.

"I don’t care how corny it sounds - I will never not be grateful for what it has taught me, not only about life, but about who I really am at my core. It’s remarkable what a diagnosis can do for a soul."

Alice detailed her crippling battle with chronic pain (Instagram/ aliceevansgruff)

Bianca's honest and raw post came just hours after Ioan's ex Alice detailed her crippling battle with chronic pain.

Alice, 53, who was married to Welsh actor Ioan for 14 years before their split last year, shared an article on presenter Kirsty Young and her experience of fibromyalgia, as she praised the star for speaking out on the condition.

The actress told her fans that she too suffers with the condition as she detailed the debilitating symptoms which she endures every day.

"I have this too. Who else does? There are so many of us living with it -usually scared to tell people because they do t understand and we don’t want to feel like we’re malingering," Alice wrote.

Alice and Ioan were together for 14 years before their split (FilmMagic)

"Since doctors don’t really understand it they try all sorts of medications and there’s a point where we don’t know what causing the endless pain and glass joints, unbelievably painful muscles and inability to move.

"I couldn’t get out of bed for years. I can now, but not for long. I no longer take any medication for it - Lyrica, Gabapentin, Plaquenil, Cymbalta ( that was the worst for me) Tramadol, Cyclobenzaprine only made me feel worse. Steroids were hell. They don’t seem to touch the pain with me and they make me crazy," she added.

Alice's health admission comes months after she was left heartbroken to discover her ex-husband Ioan had embarked on a new relationship with Bianca.

While Welsch actor Ioan appears to be happier than ever in his new relationship, the opposite can be said for Alice who hit out at the Harrow star within minutes of his relationship reveal going public last October.

Taking to Twitter, Alice accused Ioan of having an affair with Bianca for three-years.

In a scathing post, she penned: “So, it turns out that my husband, after two years of telling me I’m a bad person and I’m not exciting and he no longer wants to have sex with me and he just wants to be on set abroad - has been in a relationship for THREE years behind all our backs.”

Following her outburst, Alice has since confirmed that she has yet to hear from her husband of twenty years.

“Still nothing. We were together for 20 yrs,” she told.

“We spoke every day, at least three or four times. He was my best friend, my twin soul. I don’t know how to move on. I will, but at the moment I have no idea.”

Alice and Ioan fell head over heels for one another on the set of 102 Dalmatians back in 2000.

Six years later, the pair got engaged and they then tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Mexico in 2007.

Following several years of blissful marriage, the pair’s relationship came to a very public end in January when Alice revealed that her marriage was over on social media.

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