Ioan Gruffudd’s Girlfriend Bianca Wallace Reveals ‘Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis’

Bianca Wallace opened up about living with MS (Photo: Instagram @iambiancawallace)

Bianca Wallace opened up about her battle with multiple sclerosis and how it affected her outlook on life.

The 29-year-old Australian actress and producer took to Instagram to tell her followers about the “aggressive” MS she was diagnosed with in 2018 and how it has changed her health and lifestyle.

Bianca, who has been dating Ioan Gruffudd, 48, since 2021 following his split from wife Alice Evans, 53, has revealed she has been secretly battling chronic illness for several years.

She admitted people assumed, when she spoke of the ‘lowest of lows’ in a New Years post, that ‘it must have been the public nature of the last few months’, but revealed that the furor around her relationship n hadn’t even ‘scratched the surface of the lowest of depressions’.

Revealing that she has ‘aggressive multiple sclerosis’, Bianca explained: ‘So in October 2018 I was diagnosed with MS.

“I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form, it was aggressive in nature and it happened fast and hard.”

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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that can affect the brain and spinal cord and lead to a wide range of symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation, or balance.

In many cases, the symptoms can be treated and the condition is most commonly diagnosed in people in their 20s and 30s, although it can develop at any age and is more common in women than men.

Bianca was working in accounting at the time, when she went to get a pen and realized she couldn’t, before being taken to A&E where “everything changed”.

        Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans

Ioan Gruffudd was previously married to Alice Evans (Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Path2Parenthood)

She explained: “Within a few weeks I couldn’t walk, my whole right side was completely wiped out.”

Revealing how it inspired her to change her outlook on life, Bianca told her followers: “I was miserable, unhappy, I didn’t know if I would walk again.”

“I lived with regret. I had no idea what was going to happen to me and due to the nature of MS I still don’t know. These are the difficulties that have created who I am.

She added: “That’s why I always tell people to just follow their heart, because I know from experience how debilitating regret can be.”

“I face a lot of drama because of the diagnosis. I’m going blind in my left eye, I have botox to lift it. My whole right side has nerve damage.

Bianca raised her hand to the camera to show the tremors she had due to the nerve damage, adding: ‘During times of high stress and high negative emotions, I lose my walk. It happens without fail, I have no way around it, that’s why I had to learn to control my emotions.

The actress made headlines after her relationship with Ioan became public as Alice often took to social media to talk about their separation and divorce.

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