EXCLUSIVE: Teenage daughter of Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans loses bid for restraining order against her father’s girlfriend Bianca Wallace
- Ella, 13, asked for a restraining order against her father and his girlfriend
- On Friday, a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court turned down her application
- Actor Ioan Gruffudd already has a restraining order against his estranged wife
On Friday a judge at the Los Angeles Superior Court turned down her application after she filed documents for a civil harassment protection from actress Bianca Wallace.
It comes after Ella, 13, also asked for a restraining order against her father, the star of ITV drama Liar and The Fantastic Four, but the court decided to hear it on July 13, as part of a wider custody case.
Ms Wallace, 29, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and was present at the hearing with Gruffudd and Ella, is said to be ‘relieved’ at the outcome, which was decided by judge Josh Freeman Stinn.
The judge also appointed a minors counsel – a lawyer appointed by the court to represent the best interests of the child – to act for Ella and her younger sister Elsie, nine.
Pictured: Actress Alice Evans and estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd with daughters
Ioan Gruffudd’s daughter Ella filed documents for a civil harassment protection from his girlfriend actress Bianca Wallace (pictured right)
Ioan Gruffudd, the star of ITV drama Liar, pictured with his two young daughters
Gruffudd’s team are said to see the move as a ‘positive’ one for the case, which has gripped the showbusiness world since the Welsh heart-throb left 102 Dalmations star Ms Evans in 2021 after a 14-year marriage.
It is the latest development in what has been an extraordinary domestic drama which has been played out in public.
Last Wednesday, Gruffudd, 49, filed court documents that accused Ms Evans of setting up fake Twitter accounts to brand him and Ms Wallace ‘child abusers’.
He also claimed that Ms Evans screamed at him outside his Los Angeles home and called him a ‘f***ing abuser’ and ‘abusive c***’ in front of Ella.
Gruffudd also said that Ms Evans on one occasion accused him of ‘taking away my kids’, called him a ‘f***ing p***y’ and ‘evil’, called his mother a c***’ – and told Ella she did not want to see her for a few days, yelling: ‘The babies can stand up for me or they can f*** off’.
In addition, he alleged that Ms Evans told him: ‘I’m going to tell my lawyer that you punched me last week. It’s going to be like Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. It’s not going to end well for you.’
Gruffudd also claimed Ella poured milk over his and Wallace’s bed and wrote ‘f**’ with a mustard bottle, as well as squirting it over the kitchen counter and floors.
He already has a restraining order out against his estranged wife, which prevents her from mentioning him on social media for three years.
Both are seeking custody of the children.