Alice, 49, and 47-year-old Ioan met while starring together in 2000's 102 Dalmatians. "I was showing off - "the kids are in bed" - and she was [like], 'Yeah, you've done one week [alone], try six months, '" he said at the time. "Thank you for respecting our privacy". At the time, Alice Evans was in a relationship with Olivier Picasso - the painter's grandson, as the name suggests - but had faced the obvious.
Click on the gallery to see photos of Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans in happier times... The estranged couple share daughters Ella and Elsie. He and Alice tied the knot in 2007. My beloved husband/soulmate of 20 years, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week.
"Me and our young girls are very confused and sad. We were not entitled to more explanation, except thathe doesn't love me anymore".
Ioan revealed in an interview last February the pair's busy work schedules had kept them apart for much of the last four years.
However, she fell pregnant with daughter Ella after her first round of IVF, while second daughter Elsie took eight rounds of treatment. "When we announced that we were engaged, a lot of people told us that things can get complicated when two actors get married, because there is a lot of ego at stake, explained the hero of Fantastic four to the magazine Who".
Writing in the Mail Online, Alice said: "Instantly none of my other plans mattered". I know how lucky I am. I won the lottery.
In 2017, Alice spoke about a "sinister" encounter she had with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, just hours after Ioan screen-tested for one of his movies in Cannes in 2002.
In Liar, he played rapist Andrew Earlham and starred alongside Downton actress Joanne Froggatt. She accused the disgraced producer of inviting her go into a bathroom with him when they met in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival.
Alice Evans also defended her decision to make such a public announcement, saying she was being "gaslit" and 'mentally tortured'.
The wife of Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd says the actor has chose to end their 13-year marriage.