Ioan Gruffudd’s estranged wife Alice Evans steps out with Lady Victoria Hervey amid divorce drama

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Ioan Gruffudd’s estranged wife Alice Evans arrived for lunch in Los Angeles on Friday amid her ongoing divorce drama.

The actress, 49, sought support from her friend Lady Victoria Hervey, 44, as they had a conversation on a girls’ day out.

Earlier in the week, the movie star claimed that their daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven, were ‘crying every day’ while accusing Ioan, 47, of ‘abandoning them’ after he ‘walked out’ in January.

Putting the drama aside: Ioan Gruffudd's estranged wife Alice Evans went for lunch in Los Angeles on Friday amid her ongoing divorce

Putting the drama aside: Ioan Gruffudd’s estranged wife Alice Evans went for lunch in Los Angeles on Friday amid her ongoing divorce

The mother-of-two cut a chic figure while pairing a short jacket with a maxi skater skirt.

Strolling the streets of California in style, the blonde wore monochrome sandals and an orange bum bag.

In January, Alice she and the actor revealed they broke up after 20 years in a shocking Twitter statement, claiming he had “ mentally tortured her. ”

The thespian regularly takes to social media to update fans on the split and, in her most recent post, shared a photo of a columnist article on her page.

In good company: The actress, 49, sought support from her friend Lady Victoria Hervey, 44, as they had a conversation on a girls' outing

In good company: The actress, 49, sought support from her friend Lady Victoria Hervey, 44, as they had a conversation on a girls' outing

In good company: The actress, 49, sought support from her friend Lady Victoria Hervey, 44, as they had a conversation on a girls’ outing

'Their father has let them down': Earlier in the week, the movie star claimed their daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven, are 'crying every day' after the actor, 47, 'left' them in January

'Their father has let them down': Earlier in the week, the movie star claimed their daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven, are 'crying every day' after the actor, 47, 'left' them in January

‘Their father has let them down’: Earlier in the week, the movie star claimed their daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven, are ‘crying every day’ after the actor, 47, ‘left’ them in January

Family: The estranged couple married in 2007 and share daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven (pictured June 2018)

Family: The estranged couple married in 2007 and share daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven (pictured June 2018)

Family: The estranged couple married in 2007 and share daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven (pictured June 2018)

The play condemned her for breaking open so publicly about her painful breakup with Ioan and commenting on how it could affect her children in the years to come.

Alice hit back, saying her daughters have no idea of ​​her and Ioan’s public profile and “probably never will.”

She wrote: ‘But do you know what they are upset about? That their father walked out and left them out of the blue. Without explanation.

‘Yes, they cry about that every day. Will their dad ever come back to play with them in the pool or in the garden? Will they ever have a family again? ‘

Split: In January, Alice revealed that she and the actor broke up after 20 years in a shocking Twitter statement, claiming that he had 'mentally tortured her' (pictured in happier times)

Split: In January, Alice revealed that she and the actor broke up after 20 years in a shocking Twitter statement, claiming that he had 'mentally tortured her' (pictured in happier times)

Split: In January, Alice revealed that she and the actor broke up after 20 years in a shocking Twitter statement, claiming that he had ‘mentally tortured her’ (pictured in happier times)

She explained why she was so outspoken about her split, continuing, ‘I choose to share the details of my divorce because a) I’m lucky enough to have the gene that allows me not to care about what people think me and b) I have realized that there are thousands, if not millions, of women going through the same thing, who believe during this endless pandemic that they are all alone. I want them to know they are not.

Peace and love Alice. Xxx ‘

MailOnline has contacted Ioan’s representatives for comment.

Fury: Last week, Alice accused the actor of 's ** t up me' while posting a vicious video about their 'collaborative divorce' conversations

Fury: Last week, Alice accused the actor of 's ** t up me' while posting a vicious video about their 'collaborative divorce' conversations

Fury: Last week, Alice accused the actor of ‘s ** t up me’ while posting a vicious video about their ‘collaborative divorce’ conversations

Last week, Alice accused Ioan of ‘turning the s ** t up on me’ when she posted a vicious video about their ‘collaborative divorce’ conversations.

She said, ‘I got a divorce petition and it came out of the blue and I won’t cry. But we’ve been together for 20 years, we have two wonderful kids. I do not know why.

‘Right now, we’re doing something called collaborative divorce, which is somewhere between a really friendly divorce and a phenomenal scam.

‘Cause somehow it’s’ okay, let’s hear what you would like and then go to court ‘and another way it’s like people in the acting world know when a cop says to you’ we can it just doesn’t find you the roles ”.

“It’s kind of like, I would like my daughter to stay with me on a Saturday night,” it’s just not within our means. “

The TV and movie star then insisted that he misled her with a joint divorce, adding, “ And then I read that nothing is binding in partnership, absolutely nothing.

So if I want my daughter to stay in my house one more night, the court hasn’t said anything, so I can do it. So my husband turns me on, says what he says is the law, but we are not yet at the law.

‘Lawyers are not the law. Lawyers are there to fuck the law. I always said that. In any case, I may have some thoughts later

Ioan’s divorce papers cite irreconcilable differences as the reason behind his divorce from his 14-year-old wife, Alice.

Fury: Last week, Alice accused Ioan of 's ** t up me' while posting a vicious video about their 'collaborative divorce' conversations

Fury: Last week, Alice accused Ioan of 's ** t up me' while posting a vicious video about their 'collaborative divorce' conversations

Fury: Last week, Alice accused Ioan of ‘s ** t up me’ while posting a vicious video about their ‘collaborative divorce’ conversations

Heartbreak: The TV star claimed Ioan changed her Twitter password

Heartbreak: The TV star claimed Ioan changed her Twitter password

Message: Alice signed off with 'love allround, not hate'

Message: Alice signed off with 'love allround, not hate'

Heartbreak: In another post, the TV star claimed Ioan changed her Twitter password

The couple met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000, when Alice was dating Pablo Picasso’s grandson, Olivier.

The couple became engaged six years later after giving him an ultimatum about their relationship, and married in September 2007 in an intimate ceremony in Mexico.

Ioan recently stepped out without his wedding ring for the first time.

The document, filed March 1 in Los Angeles Superior Court, also reveals that the former couple broke up on New Year’s Day – a month before they went public with their relationship status.

The newspapers state that the exes are in a “ collaborative process and plan to resolve all issues, including supporting the spouses through a written agreement ” – reflecting their joint statement about their shock breakup.

Last month they said, “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. ‘

Up and down?  In February, Alice insisted that she and the actor are 'still friends' and confirmed that they were continuing discussions of a 'legal divorce' (pictured in 2018)

Up and down?  In February, Alice insisted that she and the actor are 'still friends' and confirmed that they were continuing discussions of a 'legal divorce' (pictured in 2018)

Up and down? In February, Alice insisted that she and the actor are ‘still friends’ and confirmed that they were continuing discussions of a ‘legal divorce’ (pictured in 2018)

Open: The thespian regularly takes to social media to update fans on the split

Open: The thespian regularly takes to social media to update fans on the split

Open: The thespian regularly takes to social media to update fans on the split

IIn January, Alice said the actor had left the family in a shocking Twitter statement, accusing the Liar star of ‘mental torture’ and ‘gaslighting’.

The Blast claims it is ‘unclear’ whether Ioan and Alice have signed a prenuptial agreement or whether the actress will ask for child or spouse support.

News of the split came after Ioan’s return from Australia, where he photographed Harrow’s third season alongside Ella Newton, 30, and Anna Lise Phillips, 46, who plays his ex-wife.

Ioan spent three long periods in Australia filming the television drama Harrow.

Early beginnings: The couple met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000 (pictured), when Alice was dating Pablo Picasso's grandson, Olivier

Early beginnings: The couple met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000 (pictured), when Alice was dating Pablo Picasso's grandson, Olivier

Early beginnings: The couple met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000 (pictured), when Alice was dating Pablo Picasso’s grandson, Olivier