Alice Evans breaks down on Lorraine as she describes split from Ioan Gruffudd and says she is living a ‘nightmare’

Alice Evans  (ITV)
Alice Evans (ITV)

Alice Evans broke down on Lorraine as she described her split from Ioan Gruffudd, saying that she was living “every woman’s nightmare”.

The couple’s relationship hit the headlines earlier this year after she tweeted that her husband of 13 years was leaving her and their two children.

Alice, 47, burst into tears on the ITV show as she told the presenter that the actor will only speak to her through lawyers.

Gruffudd filed for divorce at Los Angeles Superior Court in early March.

She said: “We had been together 20 years, and I was that Bridget Jones phrase ‘smug married’. These are things that people go through like the loss of a parent, or infertility, you don’t know what it is like until it happens to you.

“I thought it was never going to happen to me. He told me ‘I don’t love you any more’.

“I am not questioning his right to feel that, I am not bashing him, but he was so hostile, and then for about four months we continued here, and he just kept saying that he was sorry, that he didn’t feel the same way any more.”

Fighting back tears, she added: “I thought I was losing my mind, and I just tweeted ‘he is leaving us’, and then all hell broke loose.”

The couple had been together for 20 years (Getty Images)
The couple had been together for 20 years (Getty Images)

Gruffudd appeared to confirm his new romance with fellow actor Bianca Wallace last month amid his ongoing divorce.

The 48-year-old, from Aberdare in Wales, shared a photo of them sat together and wrote: “Thank you for making me smile again.”

Gruffudd and Evans, 50, met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2002 and had been married since 2007.

Gruffudd had a role in 1997 blockbuster Titanic, before starring in ITV series Hornblower from 1998-2003.

His other film roles include Black Hawk Down, Horrible Bosses and San Andreas.