Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans have requested privacy from the general public after Evans tweeted that Gruffudd was leaving her.

In a statement released, the former couple stated, “As you can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for our family and we remain committed to our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy.”

This comes after Evans broke the news via Twitter, in a tweet that has since been deleted.

“My beloved husband/soulmate of 20 years, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week. Me and our young daughters girls are very confused and sad,” she tweeted. “We haven’t been given a reason except that he ‘no longer loves me.’ I’m so sorry”

The two met on the set of the their 2000 film 102 Dalmatians and married in 2007. They went on to have two daughters, now ages 7 and 11.

The couple had hinted that their relationship had been rocky in 2020. Gruffudd revealed to The Guardian that they had “struggled” for the past four years.

“Alice had come back, she had been away for a week. I was showing off – ‘the kids are in bed’ – and she was [like], ‘Yeah, you’ve done one week [alone], try six months,'” he mentioned.

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