In a beautiful announcement on Saturday, actor Ioan Gruffudd, 50, and his girlfriend Bianca Wallace, 31, revealed their engagement on Instagram.
The couple shared the joyous news along with a delightful photo, capturing a precious moment of their embrace, accentuated by the glistening engagement ring.
“The most precious thing happened… ❤️💍,” declared Gruffudd and Wallace in their joint Instagram post, marking the beginning of a new chapter in their love story.
Past and Present
Gruffudd’s journey to this joyous moment has been marked by significant events. After filing for divorce from Alice Evans in March 2021, with whom he shares two daughters, Ella and Elsie, Gruffudd took a bold step towards a new beginning. The actor, known for his roles in films like “102 Dalmatians,” had married Evans in 2007 after meeting on the set of the movie.
In a joint statement during their separation in 2021, Gruffudd and Evans emphasized the difficulty of the situation while expressing their commitment to their children. The divorce was finalized in July 2023, marking the legal conclusion of their union.
Finding Happiness Again
In October 2021, Gruffudd introduced the world to his newfound happiness through an Instagram post, confirming his relationship with Bianca Wallace. “Thank you for making me smile again @iambiancawallace ❤️💫💙,” he expressed alongside a joyful snapshot of the couple.
However, the path to this engagement was not without its challenges. In the aftermath of Gruffudd’s separation from Evans, legal complexities arose, involving matters of child custody and domestic violence claims.
Last year, the couple’s older daughter, Ella, filed a restraining order against Wallace, expressing fear of abuse. A restraining order was also filed against her father, leading to a temporary restraining order being reissued after a hearing on June 23.
Throughout these challenges, Gruffudd and Wallace have maintained a private stance, choosing not to respond to media requests for comments.
A New Chapter Begins
As Ioan Gruffudd and Bianca Wallace embark on this journey of love and commitment, their engagement symbolizes a fresh start and a celebration of newfound happiness.
The couple’s Instagram announcement has been met with warm wishes, and fans eagerly anticipate the next steps in their love story.