EXCLUSIVE: Ioan Gruffudd is seen for FIRST TIME since going public with girlfriend as he films in South of France… while wife Alice Evans posts cosy throwback of the duo, slew of pouting late night selfies and ‘homewrecker’ slurs
- The Liar actor, 48, cut a serious figure on Wednesday when he was seen on the set of TV mini series The Reunion which he has been filming in recent weeks
- On Wednesday last week, Ioan and Bianca Wallace, 29, went ‘Instagram official’ by sharing a cosy snap on their respective social media accounts
- His estranged wife, 50, hit out at the couple for their romance and accused them of having a three year affair as well as alleging she was friends with Bianca
- Shortly after his on-set sighting, Alice took to Instagram to share a snap from happier times alongside a slew of stunning selfies in quick succession
Ioan Gruffudd was spotted for the first time since going public with his new girlfriend Bianca Wallace as he filmed in the South of France on Wednesday.
The Welsh star of the Fantastic Four and ITV’s thriller Liar, 48, was seen on location in the south of France as he filmed the French murder mystery La Réunion, based on the best-selling novel by Guillaume Musso.
He cut a serious figure when he was seen on the set of the TV mini series in an appearance that comes after his estranged wife Alice Evans hit out at his new romance in a series of Twitter and Instagram rants.
Since Bianca and Ioan went ‘Instagram official’, Alice, 50, has made her feelings known and on Thursday morning she shared a throwback snap of her and Ioan, late night selfies and changed her social media bios to pointed slurs on ‘homewreckers’, and an attack on Bianca for ‘ruining kids’ lives and sleeping with married men.
Appearance: Ioan Gruffudd was spotted for the first time since going public with his new girlfriend Bianca Wallace as he filmed in the South of France on Wednesday
Ioan was seen with a facemask in place and wearing a black pea coat as he shot the thriller, in which he plays Thomas alongside Nicolas Robin and Rupert Graves.
On Wednesday, the crew took over an ornate old brasserie in the Cote d’Azur, which holidaymakers sauntered past in the narrow streets. One of the crew said: ‘People here are used to Hollywood A-listers being seen filming and strolling in the streets, so Ioan can move around without being recognised as he’s not quite in that league.’
The Reunion synopsis reads: ‘An elite prep school frozen in the snow. Three friends linked by a tragic secret. One girl taken by the night. 25 years ago, The girl body was buried in the gymnasium wall, the same wall that is about to be demolished’. The release date for the series is yet unknown.
It’s not known if Bianca, who was photographed earlier this month enjoying a break with Ioan at the exclusive £700-a-night Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, is still in France. The hotel is now closed for its winter break.
Happier times: Since Bianca and Ioan went ‘Instagram official’, Alice, 50, has made her feelings known and on Thursday morning she shared a throwback snap of her and Ioan and changed her social media bios to pointed slurs on ‘Homewreckers’
Then: On Wednesday last week, Ioan and Bianca, 29, went ‘Instagram official’ by sharing a cosy snap on their respective social media accounts
Many shots: Following the image of her and her husband in happier times, Alice also shared a slew of stunning selfies in quick succession of one another
Fury: He has been at the heart of the drama since revealing his new love
While Ioan was on-set, Alice changed her Twitter bio to: ‘I do not sleep with married men. I do not wreck homes I do not ruin little kids’ lives. I did used to smoke though;)’, while her Instagram read: ‘Not a home-wrecker’.
On Wednesday last week, Ioan and Bianca went ‘Instagram official’ by sharing a snap on their respective social media accounts moments before Alice made explosive allegations about the duo having a three year long affair.
In her ongoing tirade against the new couple, Alice has frequently reminded her critics not to call them ‘exes’ as she is still married to Ioan, with whom she shares two daughters – who she has accused Ioan of ‘forgetting’.
Her latest post saw Alice share a throwback alongside a caption reading: ‘Oops! This came up when I was going through old photos. No offence to the ‘New Girfriend’.
Following the image of her and her husband in happier times, Alice also shared a slew of stunning selfies in quick succession of one another.
Her new Twitter bio meanwhile read: ‘I do not sleep with married men. I do not wreck homes I do not ruin little kids’ lives’, while her Instagram details are now listed as: ‘Not a home-wrecker’, alongside a link to her IMDB page.
Ioan who? She shared a stunning selfie amid her words about her husband
Busy: The set was packed on the street to shoot the upcoming thriller
Packed out: On Wednesday, the crew took over an ornate old brasserie in the Cote d’Azur, which holidaymakers sauntered past in the narrow streets
Earlier in the week, Alice, who is mother to Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight, with the star, gave a shocking insight into their parenting arrangements.
In her latest blistering tirade, Alice hit back at Twitter users who accused her of making the split ‘all about money’ and also suggesting it was ‘her choice’ to quit her career and become a stay at home – something she staunchly denied.
Alice explained that she ‘altruistically’ allowed Ioan to continue working, while staying at home with the girls, despite battling chronic pain and tiredness in fibromyalgia – making it hard for her to even get out of bed at times.
Hitting back: She hit out at her husband and his new girlfriend in the bold statements
She wrote: ‘I did NOT make that choice. Two actors cannot both work because it’s impossible to work in the same city. Just like two war-reporters or two overseas volunteers. I accepted to step down cos he earned more…
‘It was hard. Really hard. I felt I was doing my bit for the family… every time I came to near breaking I told myself I would get back out there once they were older and that at least my husband was getting the opportunity to do the stuff he wanted…
‘Rather than the stuff which shoots here, which is very limited. everything I did was altruistic… It was so freaking hard during the early years…
‘I have fibromyalgia so sometimes it was hard to move or get out of bed. But I brought the girls on planes to wherever he was and TRIED to do the occasional guest spot. I felt a bit sad when I saw my friends doing amazing’.
Hitting back: Earlier in the week, Alice, who is mother to Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight, with the star, gave a shocking insight into their parenting arrangements
Ioan filed for divorce from Alice in March, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind their split.
The document, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on March 1, revealed the former couple separated on New Year’s Day – a month before they went public with their relationship status.
At the time, they had shared 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. Thank you for respecting our privacy.’
It was also reported the divorce papers state the exes are in a ‘collaborative process and intend to resolve all issues including spousal support by written agreement’.
All over: Alice confirmed she and Ioan were splitting after 20 years in a shock statement she shared on Twitter in January 2021 (pictured together in 2018)
Alice, meanwhile, had addressed the pair’s split in a shock statement shared to Twitter in January in which she claimed Ioan had ‘mentally tortured’ her.
The mum-of-two also accused her estranged husband of ‘winding the s**t up me’ as she posted a vitriolic video about their ‘collaborative divorce’ talks.
Alice and Ioan met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000, when Alice was in a relationship with Pablo Picasso’s grandson Olivier.
She and Ioan became engaged six years later after she gave him an ultimatum about their relationship, and they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Mexico in September 2007.
Ioan hasn’t publicly addressed the couple’s divorce.
Devastating: Her comments come as she opened up on how she felt about seeing the Instagram photo that confirmed her estranged husband had moved on to someone new, remarking that Ioan had broken her heart twice
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