Actress Bianca Wallace opens up about her battle with multiple sclerosis

Actress Bianca Wallace, the Welsh star’s Australian girlfriend Ioan Gruffudspoke candidly about his ongoing struggle with multiple sclerosis (MRS).

The 29-year-old shared an update on her diagnosis at a disease fundraiser with Gruffudd, 48, and admitted she once ‘lived in fear’ of telling people about it .

“Like so many others, I lived in fear of what would happen if people found out. I could never have predicted the overwhelming response that accompanied my message,” Wallace said during the SMS Battles Quiz for MS. Society, according to the journalists of the event.

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Ioan Gruffudd and Bianca Wallace took part in the SMS Battles quiz for the MS Society. (Dave Benet/Getty Images)

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“Hearing how much I have already helped so many others on their own journey is why I will do whatever I can to support this cause”

She added, “You never really know how much you can help change lives until you do.”

Wallace, who was diagnosed with MS three years ago, said she “wasn’t sure” when she would find the courage to open up about her diagnosis.

The actress shared a glimpse of how she was coping earlier this year via a Instagram post of a relapse that left her unable to use her legs.

“I received my first cane in May 2020 at the suggestion of my neurologist to want to preserve damage and help during times of loss of balance, flare-ups and relapses,” she wrote.

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“I often have problems with balance and shaking and I can lose motor skills where my foot turns inwards and I can also slip and drop. It ranges from a slight stumble sometimes (running) to a full foot drag and drop.

“Recently, due to my brain activity, I had my first lesion growth (attack) in 2 years and 5 months and it created two new symptoms in my right leg: heel pain which gives feeling like a giant pin is in place there and also generalized numbness.”

Wallace said the news of her MS diagnosis became “publicly heartbreaking” before she was ready to talk about it, but says she now proudly shares updates about her health to help others.

Gruffudd and his ex-wife Alice Evans. (Instagram)

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“I realized my health was compromised because it was time for me to help show people a way to find some light in some very dark situations,” Wallace wrote.

Wallace is dating Titanic actor Gruffudd since the actor’s high-profile split from ex-wife Alice Evans.

The couple confirmed their romance in October 2021 after going “Instagram official.”

Gruffudd and Evans were married for 14 years before filing for divorce in March 2021. The actor filed a restraining order against his ex-wife in February this year.

Evans also filed for legal and physical custody of the couple’s children: Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight.

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