Evans, who met Gruffudd on the set of their film Dalmatians and married him inposted a since-deleted tweet on Tuesday captured by Page Six and multiple outlets that claimed her husband, 47, had told her and their two children the "sad news" that he was leaving their home.
Following You’ll get the latest updates Alice Evans this topic in your browser notifications. Gruffudd has so far not commented on her tweets.
In a joint statement obtained by PEOPLE, the two said, "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.
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The couple had kept silent about their long-term relationship and engagement. During his wife’s pregnancy, the Welsh actor said his role has changed many times. You just have to have so many caps on. Listen, it’s a blessing that I Alice Evans here, at home not working, being able to be there for her," Gruffudd said.
Still, "It’s been tough," he added. But we both love each other so much and really hope that we will create an environment of love and happiness. I was showing off — ‘the kids are in bed’ — and she was [like], ‘Yeah, you’ve done one week [alone], try six months,’" he said at the Alice Evans. Close this dialog window.