Jane Moore has revealed she would ‘never’ air a public breakup online like Alice Evans – but added she ‘admired’ her for refusing to go quietly.
On today’s episode of ITV’s Loose Women, the panel discussed whether they would be silent or go public with a breakup in light of 50-year-old Alice Evan’s furious attack on her estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd, 48, and Bianca, 29, moments after they shared a loved-up image on their respective social media accounts.
‘It depends on your personality, I suppose,’ explained Jane. ‘My instinct, if it’s me, anything like that, or anything I feel is out of my control, I’m like contain, contain, contain! Sometimes I won’t even tell my closest friends until I feel I’ve got a measure of it myself, and how I want to present it to the wider circle.’
‘I would never do something like she has done but I look at her also, and I have a sneaking admiration. I feel sometimes, very much as women, it is the thing where you go away quietly and you don’t air your dirty linen in public. I look at it and think, “ooh yeah you’re not going quietly.”
‘I have a certain admiration on one level but then I think of when there are kids involved and the repercussion of it. I think it very much depends on the personality you have.’
Wading in on the Loose Women debate which discussed whether it’s best to roar to the world about how you’re feeling or keep it in, presenter Kaye Adams said she would ‘go into herself,’ while Sunetra Sarker admitted she would share with her inner circle.
‘You do need friends at times like this to help you and council you,’ said Sunetra. ‘I’ve had friends in the past who have helped me not say things I didn’t mean when I’ve wanted to lash out at someone who has hurt me.’.
‘I also feel I would want to say to them, “let’s step this out and think five years down the line, do you want to look back and think you’re remembered for being that person who did this. Aren’t you better than that? Aren’t you better than someone who wants to go and say look how hurt I am, rather than look at how strong I am?”‘
Jane went on to explain how a lot of experts say how showing vulnerability is a strength.
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‘I’m very much like that and think if I show vulnerability it’s a weakness, but I’ve had to learn over the years that maybe it’s not a weakness and that was just my perception – and she’s very much showing her vulnerability.
Sonia chimed in: ‘But it’s about chanelling your vulnerability and if you find the right support tools to help you do it.’
However, Linda Robson pointed out that she understands why Alice did it.
‘By saying she’s made him smile again, it’s made it look like his ex-wife has made him miserable for the last however many years,’ she said. ‘So I think that’s really sad.
‘When this has happened to me, I just tend to remove myself from the situation. I’ll go away and work it out in my head what I want to do when I get back.’
Kaye went on to ask what the fellow panellist would say to a friend if they found themselves in that situation.
‘If you’re a good friend you’ll say what you want someone to say to you, which is “don’t do what you might regret. Or, if you do it, own it and know this will be out there forever,”‘ said Sunetra.
Alice Evans launched her furious attack on the couple moments after both Ioan and Bianca shared a loved-up image on their respective social media accounts – as she accused the Liar actor of engaging in the romance for three years, while also claiming she was ‘friends’ with Bianca prior to the affair.
After her initial outburst, wardrobe assistant Amy Douglas – a friend and co-worker of Ioan, who worked with the star and Bianca on Australian series Harrow – denied Alice’s claims in a series of tweets, as she 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, defended her pals after Alice accused her husband of cheating on her for three years with the actress, who is 21 years her junior, telling fans she was ‘lost and sad.’
In response to Amy, Alice later penned: ‘You totally and absolutely know that they started seeing each other before he told me he didn’t love me and wanted a divorce. If you want to get into this we can. But spitting on the victim isn’t a great look. Even for a fashion designer.’
As her online pals and critics flooded social media with response to her diatribe – with both positive and negative comments – Alice spent hours responding to the messages with explosive claims and bold comments, including allegations that Ioan promised their daughters Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight, he would stay single.
Following her tangent, she 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’.Internet Explorer Channel Network