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Welsh Hollywood star Ioan Gruffudd files for divorce from actress Alice Evans

03 Mar 2021 1 minute Read
Ioan Gruffudd. Picture by vagueonthehow (CC BY 2.0).

Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd has filed for divorce from his wife, actress Alice Evans, court records in Los Angeles show.

Gruffudd, 47, filed for divorce at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.

The Welsh-speaker started acting in S4C soap Pobol y Cwm and has appeared in Wales-made films Solomon & Gaenor and Y Mabinogi.

Gruffudd and Evans, 49, met on the set of 2000 film 102 Dalmatians and had been married since 2007.

Evans shared a screenshot of a news report on the divorce to Instagram and said: “Oh. Ok. Thanks for letting me know. I guess?”

Writing on Instagram last month, Evans said she and Gruffudd were “discussing legal separation,” and added: “But we are still friends.”

Gruffudd made a name for himself as an actor in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, before starring in ITV series Hornblower from 1998-2003. He has gone on to star in a number of Hollywood films including Black Hawk Down, Horrible Bosses and San Andreas.

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