"Fantastic Four" actor Ioan Gruffudd has filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years, "The Mentalist" star Alice Evans.
The filing was merely a formality at this point, as the actor had already made the decision to "leave" his family earlier this year.
The Blast reported on March 2 that Ioan filed the docs in Los Angeles, but it's unclear if Alice is asking for child support or spousal support or whether the estranged couple had a prenuptial agreement.
On Jan. 25, Alice announced the split on Twitter in fairly dramatic fashion. "Sad news. My believed husband/soulmate of 20 years, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week," the actress wrote, according to screen grabs published by Page Six. "Me and our young daughters girls are very confused and sad. We haven't been given a reason except that he 'no longer loves me.'"
The tweet was quickly deleted. However, Alice claimed afterward that she didn't take down the tweet and alleged that Ioan, who many know from his bit role in "Titanic," deleted it.
"I didn't delete the tweet from a few hours ago about him leaving. He did. From my account," she said on Jan. 26. "And hell yes when I am being gaslit and mentally tortured then hell yes I will wash my linen in public."
Ioan and Alice, who met on the set of "102 Dalmatians" in 2000, share daughters Ella and Elsie 7.
In her tweets, Alice implied that she was blindsided by Ioan's decision in late January. Friends and family, though, didn't seem shocked.
Ioan's father, Peter Griffiths, told the Daily Mail he was "aware" of issues between the former long-term couple, so the split wasn't a "complete surprise."
"I have spoken to Ioan and we are of course incredibly sad but I do not want to go into too much detail," he said. "We are very sad, particularly for our two granddaughters. It is just very sad, but these things do happen and marriages do end."
Additionally, a source close to Alice noted that tension had been building.
"Obviously there is a lot of trouble there and obviously he's keeping a lid on it. She's probably very upset to go so far publicly with it. There is a feeling that there's probably another person involved," the friend said. "Alice is quite a smart cookie, so her going public might be her way of trying to smoke somebody out, if you get my drift, and create a bit of scandal to expose any infidelity."
Another friend was "not at all surprised" by the marriage is imploding, the Mail said.