Alice Evans looks distraught following ‘fender-bender’ in West Hollywood

Alice Evans looked tearful on Thursday as she appeared to exchange numbers with a fellow driver in West Hollywood. 

The actress, currently in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from Ioan Gruffudd, was in a visibly emotional state after an apparent fender bender on the city’s famous Melrose Avenue. 

Evans, 50, added to the curious tableau by venturing onto the sidewalk in her bare feet while exchanging words with a blonde female, thought to be the driver of the second vehicle.  

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Upset: Alice Evans looked tearful on Thursday as she exchanged numbers with a fellow driver following a minor accident in West Hollywood

While it is not known who caused the accident, the Bristol-born British star looked notably upset as she stood alongside her car.

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Gruffudd filed for divorce from Evans 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.

Tearful: The actress, currently in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from Ioan Gruffudd, appeared to be in an emotional state after an apparent fender bender on the city’s famous Melrose Avenue

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

Evans, 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.

Let’s talk: Evans exchanging words with a blonde female, understood to be the driver of the second vehicle

Here we go: On Monday evening the actress revealed she was getting ready for an appearance at the Met Gala, held at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art

The mother-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.

She said: ‘I have been served with a petition for divorce and it’s came out of the blue and I won’t cry. But we’ve been 20 years together, we have two amazing kids. I don’t know why.

‘At the moment we’re doing something called collaborative divorce which is somewhere between a really kind way of doing divorce and a phenomenal scam.

Split: The Vampire Diaries actress split from Liar star Gruffudd earlier this year, with the Welsh actor filing for divorce in March citing ‘irreconcilable differences’

‘Because in one way it’s “okay, let’s hear what you would want and take it to the court afterwards” and in another way it’s like, people in the acting business will know when an agent says to you “we just can’t find you the roles.”

‘It’s a bit like, I’d like my daughter to stay with me on Saturday nights, “it’s just not within our possibilities.”‘

Evans then insisted Gruffudd had misled her with collaborative divorce, adding: ‘And then I read nothing is binding in collaborative, absolutely nothing.

‘So if I want my daughter to stay one more night in my house, the court hasn’t said anything so I can do it. So my husband is winding the s**t up me, saying what he says is the law, well we haven’t got to the law yet.

Family: The former couple are parents to two daughters, Ella and Elsie (pictured above)

‘Lawyers aren’t the law. Lawyers are there to f*** the law. That’s what I always said. Anyway I may have some more thoughts later.’

She was also seen hitting back at criticism over speaking about details of her divorce with Gruffudd so publicly and the impact it may have on their children, Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight.  

She wrote: ‘You know what they ARE upset about though? That their Dad walked out and abandoned them out of the blue. Without explanation.’

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

The former couple 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.