A Californian court has granted actor Ioan Gruffudd a domestic violence restraining order against his estranged wife, Alice Evans.

The court order states that Evans cannot make contact or go within 100 yards of Gruffudd, from Cardiff, or his new partner Bianca Wallace. It also bans Evans from mentioning him on social media.

Gruffudd, 48, split from former actress Evans in early 2021.

He had previously won a temporary restraining order against Evans, 54, in February of this year, filing pages of evidence against her at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. 

The new permanent restraining order will last for three years, expiring on August 2, 2025.

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Yesterday, a US judge confirmed harsher restrictions had been put in place against Evans, including a ruling preventing her from leaking private text messages from their children on social media.

Gruffudd and Wallace attended the LA court to witness the Domestic Violence Restraining Order granted by the judge, but Evans did not appear.

In the court filings, Gruffudd requests that Evans should not make any posts on any social media account: 'including but not limited to Instagram and Twitter accounts, disparaging or harassing [Gruffudd] or the other protected person.'

The 'other person' is his new partner, Bianca Wallace.

Documents filed also request that Evans not post his text messages or any other communications to the parties’ children, or the children’s text messages or any other communications to Gruffudd, on any social media account.

The judge was also asked to order Evans not to contact any employers of Gruffudd or make disparaging statements about him to employers.

Gruffudd starred in Pobl y Cwm as a child, and had a role in 1997 blockbuster Titanic, before starring in ITV series Hornblower from 1998-2003. His other film roles include Solomon a Gaenor, Fantastic Four, Black Hawk Down, Horrible Bosses and San Andreas.

He and Evans married in 2007 having met on the set of '102 Dalmations' in 2000. They have two daughters aged 12 and 8.