Baby Number Two for Ioan Gruffudd and Wife

Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd and his wife of five years Alice Evans are "thrilled" to be expecting their second child together
Baby Number Two for Ioan Gruffudd and Wife
Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans

Ioan Gruffudd and his wife are expecting their second child.

The Fantastic Four actor and Vampire Diaries actress Alice Evans have confirmed to People magazine their happy news that they are going to have a sibling for their three-year-old daughter Ella Betsi Janet.

The couple are "thrilled" to be welcoming a new addition to the family.

Welsh-born Ioan, 39, previously joked he is already run off his feet with one tot at home, but thinks he and Alice, 41, will enjoy the challenge of another child.

He said: "She's very, very strong. She's like her mother. I've got my work cut out for me at home."

While the pair have taken parenthood in their stride since having Ella, the heartthrob actor admitted he was terrified about becoming a father before the little girl was born in 2009.

He said: "It's been tough. I'm sure we have no idea what we are heading into. But we both love each other so much and really hope that we will create an environment of love and happiness."

The couple met during the filming of Disney family flick 102 Dalmatians in 2000 and married in September 2007 in Mexico.

Fellow Welsh actor Matthew Rhys - who lived with Ioan when they were both trying to get their big breaks in the acting business - was one of the best men at the ceremony.