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Ioan Gruffudd’s ex-wife Alice Evans in £20,000 web fundraiser to pay for a divorce lawyer 

‘Anything you can spare will help’: Ioan Gruffudd’s ex-wife Alice Evans in £20,000 web fundraising campaign to pay divorce lawyer

  • Miss Evans, 53, says she’s fired lawyers because she can’t afford legal fees anymore
  • She set up a GoFundMe page to raise $25,000 and is asking friends for money
  • The actress announced in January 2021 that Gruffudd, 48, ran away
  • During the divorce, she made headlines for critical reports of Gruffudd

Actress Alice Evans is begging for money online after she claimed her US divorce battle with Ioan Gruffudd had made her broke.

Miss Evans, 53, said she fired her lawyers because she could no longer afford legal fees.

The star of 102 Dalmatians has set up a GoFundMe page to raise $25,000 (£20,500) and is asking friends for money as her divorce battle enters its 15th month.

Miss Evans announced in January 2021 that Gruffudd, 48 – who rose to fame on the TV series Hornblower – was leaving because he no longer loved her.

It turned out that he had settled in California with actress Bianca Wallace, 30 – an extra on the Australian crime drama Harrow in which he starred.

According to documents filed with the Los Angeles court last week, she is said to be representing herself in the divorce after renouncing the services of attorney Leon Bennett. Gruffudd has hired Anne Kiley, who also represents Brad Pitt.

During their bitter divorce, Miss Evans made headlines for posting critical messages about Gruffudd online.

Ioan Gruffudd (left) pictured with girlfriend Bianca Wallace (right) at LAX Airport on Friday

Ioan Gruffudd (left) pictured with girlfriend Bianca Wallace (right) at LAX Airport on Friday

Gruffudd and his ex-wife Alice Evans pictured together at the 2004 European film premiere of King Arthur in Empire Leicester Square

Gruffudd and his ex-wife Alice Evans pictured together at the 2004 European film premiere of King Arthur in Empire Leicester Square

But over the weekend, she posted a letter from Kiley’s firm to Instagram reminding her she was subject to a restraining order — and warning that it could be a criminal offense for her to post about her husband on social media.

She also explained her situation in an email to friends who were looking for money, writing, “I wouldn’t have thought I’d do this in a million years.

“Until recently, everything seemed to be going well in my life. I had a wonderful husband and two brilliant children who would have cost us the planet in IVF, but were so worth it!

“But in August 2020, just as the pandemic really started to hit, my whole world came crashing down.”

She said legal fees “finally used up everything — savings, bills, retirement, everything,” adding, “Yesterday all my bills were gone and I couldn’t buy anything.”

The letter ends with, “I’m asking for help—something I’ve never done…and never expected to do. I have no parents or relatives to borrow from.

Alice Evans made headlines for posting critical messages online about Gruffudd during their divorce

Alice Evans made headlines for posting critical messages online about Gruffudd during their divorce

Gruffudd and Wallace (pictured) have settled their California home after meeting when she played an extra in the Australian crime drama Harrow in which he starred

Gruffudd and Wallace (pictured) have settled their California home after meeting when she played an extra in the Australian crime drama Harrow in which he starred

‘Just me, my brother and his wife in the UK. Yes, it’s embarrassing. Anything you can spare will help.’

In texts and emails Gruffudd filed in court, she labeled Miss Wallace a “psychopath,” “succubus” and “bitch.”

He was given a restraining order in February, preventing her from contacting or harassing him or his girlfriend. It was extended last week.

He and Miss Evans were together for 20 years and married for 13 years. But her friends fear she will now lose the Los Angeles home she shares with their young daughters.

She has asked the court to decide what will happen to it after she claimed in March she would be ‘homeless’.

Sources close to the case say Gruffudd wants to sell it because he has no savings left.

He lives with Miss Wallace in Los Angeles, where they are working on a documentary about her battle with multiple sclerosis.

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