Inside Ioan Gruffudd and girlfriend Bianca Wallace's French love nest

Inside Ioan Gruffudd and girlfriend Bianca Wallace's French love nest
Inside Ioan Gruffudd and girlfriend Bianca Wallace's French love nest

Ioan Gruffudd and new girlfriend Bianca Wallace have been holidaying at the luxury Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera - as the explosive fall-out from their new romance continues.

The actor, 48, went public with his new romance with Bianca, 29, with a loved-up Instagram post on Wednesday, which led his estranged wife Alice Evans, 50, to furiously claim the pair had engaged in a three-year affair.

Alice has continued her diatribe against the couple in further blistering Twitter rants, likening her pain to her parents and sister's deaths, and claiming he promised their daughters he'd stay single. 

The new couple have been staying at the renowned five star hotel just outside Cannes and visiting French chateaux during their downtime. A-listers including Heidi Klum, Leonardo Di Caprio, Eva Longoria and Matthew McConaughey have stayed at the lavish resort. 

New couple: Ioan Gruffudd and new girlfriend Bianca Wallace have been holidaying at the luxury Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera - as the explosive fall-out from their new romance continues (pictured)

New couple: Ioan Gruffudd and new girlfriend Bianca Wallace have been holidaying at the luxury Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera - as the explosive fall-out from their new romance continues (pictured)

Hinting at the holiday destination, Bianca has been hash tagging: ‘La vie est belle’ and told her followers: ‘What a time to be alive’ and ‘Merci beaucoup a l’Univers.’

Before their romance went public, Bianca also shared several bikini clad snaps, in which the hotel's livery can be seen in the background.

Alice also tweeted about where the couple were holidaying in a furious tweet, writing: 'It was very clear that he said something like nobody like Bianca to put the smile right back on my face and two hearts. At the exact time, she posted pics of her at the Hotel Du Cap D'Antibes (where he is) saying something about lawns of attraction. It couldn't be more clear.' 

Wow: The new couple have been staying at the renowned five star hotel just outside Cannes and visiting French chateaux during their downtime

Wow: The new couple have been staying at the renowned five star hotel just outside Cannes and visiting French chateaux during their downtime

The main hotel, a grand Napoleon III château, was built in 1870 by the founder of Le Figaro newspaper. It sits in plum position on the southern tip of the Cap d'Antibes in 22 acres of pine trees and tropical gardens.

Rooms, which are booked up many months in advance, start at a sizable £573 (€680) a night for a traditional room overlooking the courtyard, rising to a mammoth £4,555 (€5400) a night for the Eden Roc suite, complete with sea views, a teak terrace and a whirlpool bath.

For further privacy, guests can stay in one of the three lavish villas on the property, Villa Eleana, Villa Les Cedres and Villa Sainte-Anne.

The Villa Sainte-Anne can accommodate 12 adults and features five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and its own swimming pool.

There it is: Before their romance went public, Bianca also shared several bikini clad snaps, in which the hotel's livery can be seen in the background

There it is: Before their romance went public, Bianca also shared several bikini clad snaps, in which the hotel's livery can be seen in the background

Lavish: The main hotel, a grand Napoleon III château, was built in 1870 by the founder of Le Figaro newspaper. It sits in plum position on the southern tip of the Cap d'Antibes in 22 acres of pine trees and tropical gardens

Lavish: The main hotel, a grand Napoleon III château, was built in 1870 by the founder of Le Figaro newspaper. It sits in plum position on the southern tip of the Cap d'Antibes in 22 acres of pine trees and tropical gardens

Each room comes complete with a dressing room, and the villa also includes a a spa with sauna, steam and gym.

The villa is also fully staffed, with a chauffeur and car available 5 hours a day, with an annex to the property also available to accommodate a guest's own staff.

Also included is a cabana by the sea, complimentary daily spa treatments and the hotel's Aquariva Super boat to take guests for a spin across the sea.  

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc - The French hideaway beloved by the A-listers 

A-listers including Heidi Klum, Leonardo Di Caprio, Eva Longoria and Matthew McConaughey have stayed at the lavish five star resort - which sits halfway between Cannes and Nice and overlooks the Mediterranean sea.  

The main hotel, a grand Napoleon III château, was built in 1870 by the founder of Le Figaro newspaper. It sits in plum position on the southern tip of the Cap d'Antibes in 22 acres of pine trees and tropical gardens.   

Rooms, which are booked up many months in advance, start at a sizable £573 (€680) a night for a traditional room overlooking the courtyard, rising to a mammoth £4,555 (€5400) a night for the Eden Roc suite, complete with sea views, a teak terrace and a whirlpool bath.

For further privacy, guests can stay in one of the three lavish villas on the property, Villa Eleana, Villa Les Cedres and Villa Sainte-Anne.

The Villa Sainte-Anne can accommodate 12 adults and features five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and its own swimming pool.

The hotel complex has nine restaurants and bars, including the Michelin-starred Louroc Restaurant, the Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge and the Pool Bar. 

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The hotel complex has nine restaurants and bars, including the Michelin-starred Louroc Restaurant, the Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge and the Pool Bar.  

In Tender Is The Night, F Scott Fitzgerald, a frequent guest, modelled the Hotel des Etrangers on the Hotel du Cap, writing, the 'large, proud, rose coloured hotel... has become a summer resort of notable, fashionable people'. 

The Windsors, Clintons, Bushes, Mitterrands and Berlusconis have also all been regulars.   

Privately educated in Cairns on the Gold Coast, Bianca abandoned her office job at an accountancy firm in Brisbane for show business after deciding that life was too short not to ‘share her magic.’

On New Year’s Eve last year - cited by Gruffudd as the date of his separation from Evans - she wrote about how much she was looking forward to 2021, saying (and note the pronoun): ‘We have a very exciting year ahead.’ 

Bianca Wallace is the granddaughter of legendary Aussie sport fisherman Dennis ‘Brazakka’ Wallace, who starred in the film Brazakka Reef with Lee Marvin and took US President Jimmy Carter fishing. He also starred in a number of beer commercials. 

Her venture into acting is recent, and she signed up with Synergy Management in Queensland only in June this year.

She has just three screen credits: one in an animated series, one short film, and the third a pilot web drama called Relations***.

In an interview she said that she relates to the character she plays: ‘I do relate to her confidence and I do relate to her passion. She is a passionate woman. She probably wants to be loved just like the rest of the world.’

Bianca left her job to study acting and pursue a career in film, which has since provided her with work in both film and television. Bianca continues to work on improve her skills through private coaching, and in recent times, online workshops and lessons.’  

Following her tangent, Alice later took to Twitter to insist using a public platform to vent had 'helped her' despite claims she was 'embarrassing herself', before vowing to 'stay away herewith'. 

After her meeting, Alice took to Twitter to repeatedly likened her agony to her grief after losing her Mum, Dad, step-sister and best friend, accused Ioan of cruelty in branding her a 'bullying manipulator' and defended airing her dirty laundry online - as she insisted those who took issue with her behaviour should 'just scroll past'.   

Alice lost her mother in September 1999 and her 15-year-old step-sister died by suicide in February 2012. 

Luxe life: Rooms, which are booked up many months in advance, start at a sizable £573 (€680) a night for a traditional room overlooking the courtyard, rising to a mammoth £4,555 (€5400) a night for the Eden Roc suite (pictured the presidential suite)

Luxe life: Rooms, which are booked up many months in advance, start at a sizable £573 (€680) a night for a traditional room overlooking the courtyard, rising to a mammoth £4,555 (€5400) a night for the Eden Roc suite (pictured the presidential suite)

In her most recent post, she penned: 'Ok guys, thank you so much for allowing me to talk and work all this out with you. Ioan and I had been together for 22 yrs ad not a day had gone by without taking to each other. What I found out today ripped my heart out. Twitter has allowed me to get a sense of what is 1/2... 

'Wrong and what is right. I know a lot of you felt I was embarrassing myself by discussing it publicly but try to understand how much that helped me - as did all of you with all your amazing thoughts. I'll try to stay away hereforth. (Unless something even worse hits me!)'.   

This also comes as a friend and co-worker of Ioan denied his estranged wife Alice's claims that he had a three-year affair with his now-girlfriend Bianca.

In a series of tweets, wardrobe assistant Amy Douglas, who worked with Ioan and Bianca on the Australian series Harrow, accused Alice herself of being 'abusive,' and insisted they didn't begin speaking until filming for series three began in 2020.

Amy, who said Ioan and Bianca gave her permission to speak out, defended her pals after Alice accused her estranged husband of cheating on her for three years with the Australian actress, who is 21 years her junior, telling fans she was 'lost, sad and confused.'  

Telling: Bianca was seen posing in her swimsuit as she wrote a poignant caption, ahead of the romance reveal

Telling: Bianca was seen posing in her swimsuit as she wrote a poignant caption, ahead of the romance reveal

In her first tweet, Amy responded to a fans' claim that Ioan and Bianca's romance began while they were filming Harrow, clarifying that the actress was simply an extra and the pair didn't begin speaking until season three, which was recorded in 2020.

She wrote: '[Bianca was] an extra and didn't have contact with him in season two, I know because I was there as crew. Season three yes, but they only started talking towards the end.'

She added: 'I am also her friend and I KNOW they didn't, as I said they didn't even speak to each other until the end of season three. Don't buy into the lies you are being fed.'

Sweet: Along with his gushing caption announcing the romance, Ioan accompanied his post with two love heart emojis

Sweet: Along with his gushing caption announcing the romance, Ioan accompanied his post with two love heart emojis

Controversy: In a series of tweets, wardrobe assistant Amy Douglas, who worked with Ioan and Bianca on the Australian series Harrow, accused Alice (pictured) of being 'abusive' and denied Ioan and Bianca had had an affair

Controversy: In a series of tweets, wardrobe assistant Amy Douglas, who worked with Ioan and Bianca on the Australian series Harrow, accused Alice (pictured) of being 'abusive' and denied Ioan and Bianca had had an affair

Hitting out: Amy (pictured) said in a series of tweets she had been given permission by Ioan and Bianca to speak out

Jaw-dropping: Defending Bianca (pictured), Amy claimed that her friend 'wasn't a home-wrecker' and Ioan was a 'professional person' during filming

Jaw-dropping: Defending Bianca (pictured), Amy claimed that her friend 'wasn't a home-wrecker' and Ioan was a 'professional person' during filming

Comments: In her first tweets, Amy clarified that Ioan and Bianca didn't begin dating on the set of Harrow, and they didn't speak for the first time until the end of season three in 2020

Comments: In her first tweets, Amy clarified that Ioan and Bianca didn't begin dating on the set of Harrow, and they didn't speak for the first time until the end of season three in 2020

Bombshell: The fashion designer then claimed that Alice threatened to divorce Ioan during the final week of filming, and she was aware how 'upset' he became

Bombshell: The fashion designer then claimed that Alice threatened to divorce Ioan during the final week of filming, and she was aware how 'upset' he became

Amy continued: 'Being her friend I KNOW it didn't happen. I know her as a person and her principals. You do not. So don't believe everything you're fed by manipulating people who try to make themselves the victim and ruin other people's reputations.'

The fashion designer then claimed that Alice threatened to divorce Ioan during the final week of filming for Harrow in 2020, and said she was aware how 'upset' he became.

Responding to another user she said: 'Your point? I saw what Alice was doing to Ioan in the last week of filming, threatening a divorce if he didn't go home. I saw how upset he was on set. And Bianca was barely even on set for season three. I know, you do not.

'She is not a home-wrecker! Who do you actually personally know here in this situation. Obviously no one. And I'm very perceptive, it didn't show on set, he is a very professional person. I saw how upset he was on the phone being abused by her.'

Amy added that both Ioan and Bianca had given their permission for her to speak out, and clarified that their early relationship on the Harrow set was strictly professional.

She continued: 'I have permission from both to comment. They started talking on set about acting, nothing personal, he spoke to me too about my writing, I guess by you I was also having an affair with him. I do not call talking about careers an affair.' 

Amy added that Ioan opted to go public with his relationship with Bianca before telling Alice because 'she was unkind.'

She also denied The Vampire Diaries star's claims he shared one of his now-girlfriend's images with his daughter Elsie, eight, claiming he took the photo. 

She added: 'I have complete faith in my friends and take them for their word. The truth will come out eventually, either way it goes. But believe me, you lot will be eating your words not me.'

Not true! Amy defended her pal Bianca as she hit back at a Twitter user who slammed her for dating Ioan, insisting he was 'upset' over being 'abused' by Alice

Not true! Amy defended her pal Bianca as she hit back at a Twitter user who slammed her for dating Ioan, insisting he was 'upset' over being 'abused' by Alice

Supportive: She added that both Ioan and Bianca have given their permission for her to speak out, and their relationship on-set was strictly professional

Supportive: She added that both Ioan and Bianca have given their permission for her to speak out, and their relationship on-set was strictly professional

Noted: In later tweets, Amy claimed that Ioan chose to reveal his romance with Bianca before telling Alice because she was so 'unkind'

Noted: In later tweets, Amy claimed that Ioan chose to reveal his romance with Bianca before telling Alice because she was so 'unkind'

Denial: She also denied The Vampire Diaries star's claims he shared one of his now-girlfriend's images with his daughter Elsie, eight, claiming he took the photo

Denial: She also denied The Vampire Diaries star's claims he shared one of his now-girlfriend's images with his daughter Elsie, eight, claiming he took the photo 

Slew of posts: Noting Ioan and Alice's split, after the Liar star filed for divorce in March, Amy said he had 'a right' to date someone new because they'd been separated for several months

Slew of posts: Noting Ioan and Alice's split, after the Liar star filed for divorce in March, Amy said he had 'a right' to date someone new because they'd been separated for several months

Who is Bianca Wallace? 

Bianca Wallace was born in Australia in 1992 to Kerryn Hayes, a marketing executive, and Shawn Wallace, a deep-sea game fishing captain.  

After discovering her passion for acting, she moved to Brisbane in 2011 to pursue a career on-screen.

She has since starred in the 2020 short film Bloodline.

The film focuses on a witch named Alice, who flees her coven after falling pregnant, with her son struggling to fit in with his family when he realises he doesn't have the same powers. 

She has also had roles in the TV mini-series Relations**t and Loveland, which is in post-production.

Bianca also starred in the Australian drama Harrow as an extra. Ioan had a leading role in the show, which began airing in 2018.

In May, Bianca also celebrated her mother Kerryn's marriage to her longtime partner John, writing on Instagram he was now 'officially her dad.'

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Noting Ioan and Alice's split, after the Liar star filed for divorce in March, Amy added: 'They're in the midst of a divorce and have been separated for almost a year. He has every right to see someone else. As does she.'

Amy Douglas, who worked as a wardrobe assistant on the Australian TV series Harrow, has furiously defended the pair after they went Instagram official with their romance.

The budding designer grew up in Brisbane, Queensland, before studying to become a makeup artist at the Academy of Design.

She eventually relocated to the Gold Coast in 2014, before graduating from the New York Film Academy in 2016.

DC fan Amy then studied Fashion and Design at the Australian Institute of Creative Design until 2018.

As well as working on Harrow, Amy was also employed as a wardrobe assistant at Warner Bros. Movie World.

Harrow first began in 2018, with series three broadcast in February 2021 after filming was delayed in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. 

The drama saw Ioan play the role of a ruthless pathologist with no concept of rules or ethics in his work.

It came after Alice took to Twitter to pen a scathing rant telling fans that she was 'lost, sad and confused' after accusing Ioan of cheating on her for three years with her friend Bianca. 

The tweets came just minutes after Ioan made his romance with Bianca, 29, 'Instagram official' by sharing a beaming image with her on-set alongside the caption: 'Thank you for making me smile again.' 

Screen star: Harrow first began in 2018, with series three broadcast in February 2021, and saw Ioan, (pictured)  playing the leading role of a doctor with no concept of rules or ethics in his work

Screen star: Harrow first began in 2018, with series three broadcast in February 2021, and saw Ioan, (pictured)  playing the leading role of a doctor with no concept of rules or ethics in his work

Bianca's sister Chanel, 26, gave the relationship a seal of approval, as she shared the post on her Instagram stories and added the caption: 'Seeing the smile Yo brings to my sister and showing her the true love she deserves makes my heart so full of happiness. Welcome to the family Reed Richards' [sic]. 

The nickname Reed Richards was a reference to Ioan's role as Mr. Fantastic - AKA Reed Richards - in 2005's Fantastic Four and 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

In her tweets, which she posted on Wednesday, Alice first shared an Instagram photo that Bianca had uploaded weeks earlier, which showed a group seated in chairs that were lined up on the beach.

'WTH?' Following Ioan's post, Alice accused Tamzin Outhwaite of 'knowing about it' in a now-deleted comment, but the EastEnders actress denied any knowledge to MailOnline

'WTH?' Following Ioan's post, Alice accused Tamzin Outhwaite of 'knowing about it' in a now-deleted comment, but the EastEnders actress denied any knowledge to MailOnline

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)

She claimed that Ioan showed their daughter Elsie, eight, the image and said he had taken the photograph. 

She wrote: 'I have no words. My husband sent this to Elsie, our 8 yo last week and asked her if she thought he was a good photographer. I am lost. Totally lost and sad and confused...'

Onne fan asked 'Who's Bianca?' leading Alice to respond: 'Bianca Wallace seems to be the person he has been in a relationship with for three years whilst blaming our difficulties on me. 

'I've just found this out tonight. I feel like killing myself. (I won't).'

Bombshell: On Wednesday Alice shared a series of tweets accusing Ioan of cheating on her for three years, with her first sharing an Instagram photo that Bianca had uploaded weeks earlier

Bombshell: On Wednesday Alice shared a series of tweets accusing Ioan of cheating on her for three years, with her first sharing an Instagram photo that Bianca had uploaded weeks earlier

Shocked: Among the responses to her bombshell, one fan asked 'Who's Bianca?' leading Alice to respond: 'Bianca Wallace seems to be the person he has been in a relationship with'

Shocked: Among the responses to

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