Vanessa Feltz says Alice Evans has 'every right' to share heartbreak over her marriage breakdown


Vanessa Feltz has leant her support to devastated Alice Evans as she continues to document the breakdown of her marriage on social media.

The TV personality, 59, has admitted that she emphathises with the 53-year-old actress’ need to share her feelings about her estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd’s new relationship with Bianca Wallace, 29.

Vanessa revealed that she felt complete ‘relief’ to be able to talk about her ex-husband, Michael Kurer’s affair and feels no regret about her decision to do so.   

Supportive: Vanessa Feltz has leant her support to devastated Alice Evans as she continues to document the breakdown of her marriage on social media (pictured November 2021)

Supportive: Vanessa Feltz has leant her support to devastated Alice Evans as she continues to document the breakdown of her marriage on social media (pictured November 2021)

Writing in her Closer! column, Vanessa said: ‘I think she has every right to share her heartbreak. I can relate to Alice as I’ve had a marriage breakdown. Mine was because my husband had an affair. 

‘We don’t know both sides of the story in Alice and Ioan’s case or if he cheated. But he has moved on with another woman and that’s just as heartbreaking.

She continued: ‘It’s a completely natural impulse to want to pour out your feelings and not want to feel alone. Yes it may be dirty laundry, but its hers. Why wouldn’t she share it, and why shouldn’t she?’ 

Go for it! The TV personality, 59, has admitted that she emphathises with the 53-year-old actress' need to share her feelings about her estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd's new relationship with Bianca Wallace, 29

Go for it! The TV personality, 59, has admitted that she emphathises with the 53-year-old actress’ need to share her feelings about her estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd’s new relationship with Bianca Wallace, 29

Speaking recently about how she found out about her ex’s affair, Vanessa said: ‘I thought I was one of the lucky ones, I thought I had a lovely marriage but then I got a phone call from The Daily Mirror columnist Sue Carroll saying “Vanessa please sit down, unfortunately, there’s going to be a picture in the paper tomorrow with a picture of your husband with a woman he’s having an affair with.”

‘My whole life just collapsed and shattered into a million pieces. It was absolutely astounding, all of these years later I can barely describe to you the shock of it.’

Vanessa, who has been in a relationship with Ben Ofoedu since 2006, continued: ‘I said do not worry, this is definitely a mistake, I will ring your father and I’m sure he will tell us everything’s alright and I did, he denied everything and then about 10 minutes later he phoned back and said yes we are lovers and we are happy and that was that.’

Happiness: Vanessa has been in a relationship with Ben Ofoedu since 2006

Happiness: Vanessa has been in a relationship with Ben Ofoedu since 2006

‘Then nothing is the same again, your future is gone and your past you realise was probably built on an absolute tissue of lies and everybody else is reading it over their Frosties the next morning.’ 

Alice’s latest public tirade came when she directed a sarcasm-drenched apology to her estranged husband’s new girlfriend after sharing a picture of the former couple together.

She told her followers she was ‘sorry for hurting’ Ioan’s partner Bianca by posting the cosy snap of them together in happier times on her Instagram page last week.

The ‘apology’ comes after Alice shared an old snap of her and Ioan on Thursday evening and changed her social media bios to pointed slurs on ‘homewreckers’.

Sorry, not sorry? Alice directed an apology drenched in sarcasm to her estranged husband Ioan's new girlfriend after sharing a picture of the former couple together

Sorry, not sorry? Alice directed an apology drenched in sarcasm to her estranged husband Ioan’s new girlfriend after sharing a picture of the former couple together

 

Alice told fans: ‘It must have hurt her a lot, the idea that he may have been still sleeping with his wife, or even taking photos with her.’ 

The mother of two has previously accused Ioan and Bianca of conducting a three year affair while they were married. Which has been denied by a friend of the couple.

Alice said she ‘wants to apologise’ to people who felt she was being unkind to her ‘husband’s mistress’ Bianca, by posting the picture with her ’20 year love’.  

She quipped: ‘I’m sorry Bianca. He is yours of course. I’ve taken him out. Now you won’t have to worry. Love Alice.’

Alongside the caption, Alice shared the same snap of herself and Ioan after photoshopping her ex-partner out of the shot. 

Caption: She said sorry for 'hurting' Bianca (pictured), by posting the cosy snap of them together in happier times on her Instagram page last week

Caption: She said sorry for ‘hurting’ Bianca (pictured), by posting the cosy snap of them together in happier times on her Instagram page last week

Ioan was spotted for the first time since going public with his new girlfriend Bianca as he filmed in the South of France last Wednesday.

Since Bianca and Ioan went ‘Instagram official’, Alice has repeatedly made her feelings known to her thousands of social media followers.

While Ioan was on-set, Alice changed her Twitter bio to: ‘I do not sleep with married men. I do not wreck homes I do not ruin little kids’ lives. I did used to smoke though;)’, while her Instagram read: ‘Not a home-wrecker’.

On October 27, Ioan and Bianca announced their romance by sharing a snap on their respective social media accounts moments before Alice made explosive allegations about the duo having a three year long affair. 

Then: Ioan and Bianca went 'Instagram official' by sharing a cosy snap on their respective social media accounts

Then: Ioan and Bianca went ‘Instagram official’ by sharing a cosy snap on their respective social media accounts

In her ongoing tirade against the new couple, Alice has frequently reminded her critics not to call them ‘exes’ as she is still married to Ioan, with whom she shares two daughters – who she has accused Ioan of ‘forgetting’. 

Alice shared a throwback alongside a caption reading: ‘Oops! This came up when I was going through old photos. No offence to the ‘New Girfriend’. 

Following the image of her and her husband in happier times, Alice also shared a slew of stunning selfies in quick succession of one another. 

Her Instagram details are now listed as: ‘Not a home-wrecker’, alongside a link to her IMDB page.

Many shots: Following the image of her and her husband in happier times, Alice also shared a slew of stunning selfies in quick succession of one another

Many shots: Following the image of her and her husband in happier times, Alice also shared a slew of stunning selfies in quick succession of one another

Earlier in the week, Alice, who is mother to  Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight, with the star, gave a shocking insight into their parenting arrangements. 

In her latest blistering tirade, Alice hit back at Twitter users who accused her of making the split ‘all about money’ and also suggesting it was ‘her choice’ to quit her career and become a stay at home – something she staunchly denied. 

Alice explained that she ‘altruistically’ allowed Ioan to continue working, while staying at home with the girls, despite battling chronic pain and tiredness in fibromyalgia – making it hard for her to even get out of bed at times.

Hitting back: She hit out at her husband and his new girlfriend in the bold statements

Hitting back: She hit out at her husband and his new girlfriend in the bold statements 

She wrote: ‘I did NOT make that choice. Two actors cannot both work because it’s impossible to work in the same city. Just like two war-reporters or two overseas volunteers. I accepted to step down cos he earned more… 

‘It was hard. Really hard. I felt I was doing my bit for the family… every time I came to near breaking I told myself I would get back out there once they were older and that at least my husband was getting the opportunity to do the stuff he wanted…

‘Rather than the stuff which shoots here, which is very limited. everything I did was altruistic… It was so freaking hard during the early years…

‘I have fibromyalgia so sometimes it was hard to move or get out of bed. But I brought the girls on planes to wherever he was and TRIED to do the occasional guest spot. I felt a bit sad when I saw my friends doing amazing’.  

Hitting back: Earlier in the week, Alice, who is mother to Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight, with the star, gave a shocking insight into their parenting arrangements

Hitting back: Earlier in the week, Alice, who is mother to Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight, with the star, gave a shocking insight into their parenting arrangements

Ioan filed for divorce from Alice in March, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind their split. 

The document, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on March 1, revealed the former couple separated on New Year’s Day – a month before they went public with their relationship status. 

At the time, they had shared a joint statement that read: ‘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.’ 

It was also reported the divorce papers state the exes are in a ‘collaborative process and intend to resolve all issues including spousal support by written agreement’. 

All over: Alice confirmed she and Ioan were splitting after 20 years in a shock statement she shared on Twitter in January 2021 (pictured together in 2018)

All over: Alice confirmed she and Ioan were splitting after 20 years in a shock statement she shared on Twitter in January 2021 (pictured together in 2018)

Alice, meanwhile, had addressed the pair’s split in a shock statement shared to Twitter in January in which she claimed Ioan had ‘mentally tortured’ her. 

The mum-of-two also accused her estranged husband of ‘winding the s**t up me’ as she posted a vitriolic video about their ‘collaborative divorce’ talks.

Alice and Ioan met on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 2000, when Alice was in a relationship with Pablo Picasso’s grandson Olivier. 

 She and Ioan became engaged six years later after she gave him an ultimatum about their relationship, and they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Mexico in September 2007.  

Ioan hasn’t publicly addressed the couple’s divorce.

Devastating: Her comments come as she opened up on how she felt about seeing the Instagram photo that confirmed her estranged husband had moved on to someone new, remarking that Ioan had broken her heart twice

Devastating: Her comments come as she opened up on how she felt about seeing the Instagram photo that confirmed her estranged husband had moved on to someone new, remarking that Ioan had broken her heart twice

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