Eamonn Holmes randomly mentions Ruth in new selfie post after split bombshell

Eamonn Holmes randomly mentions Ruth in new photo before public marriage proposal
-Credit: (Image: @eamonnholmes/Instagram)

Eamonn Holmes sparked bemusement among his followers when he unexpectedly mentioned 'Ruth' in the comments of a new Instagram snap.

The broadcaster, whose separation from Ruth Langsford made headlines, uploaded a selfie for his 801,000 followers. Sporting a slight pout and a raised eyebrow, the 64-year-old captured the moment inside his car.

Alongside the photo, Eamonn wrote: "Beautiful Hot day today [sun emoji] Enjoying the cool shade in the car [car emoji] What u up to? "

Amidst the comments, Eamonn bizarrely posted: "Thank u for saying so Ruth."

It appears the presenter accidentally added a new comment rather than replying directly to a fan named Ruth, accompanied by melancholic and approving emojis.

Fans doted on the ex-ITV favourite, with one proposing in jest: "Can I marry you? " prompting a light-hearted response from Eamonn: "Now that cheered me up Liz," reports the Mirror.

The post prompted playful banter among fans about who would be first in line should Eamonn ever decide to remarry, with comments like: "She's going to have to wait in the queue" and "Eyes off Liz. If Eamonn's marrying anyone it's me."

Eamonn Holmes
Eamonn posted a few random comments -Credit:@eamonnholmes/Instagram

This follows reports that Ruth Langsford is ready to start anew after her split from Eamonn. In May last year, via their representative, they shared a joint statement announcing their 14-year marriage had ended, catching many by surprise.

The Loose Women presenter has kept mum about their split and taken a prolonged break from her TV commitments, while Eamonn has resumed his GB News programme and expressed gratitude to fans for their support during this challenging period. The broadcaster has also allegedly been spending time with relationship counsellor Katie Alexander, 42, who is rumoured to have visited his residence on multiple occasions.

Eamonn Holmes
One fan even asked for his hand in marriage -Credit:@eamonnholmes/Instagram

Subsequently, an insider revealed that Ruth's friends "have been rallying around" her "and telling her to meet someone new". They further told Best Magazine: "Ruth has been completely shocked by it all. She doesn't feel ready, if truth be told, but she has been left reeling after seeing Eamonn get close to a new woman."

"She never thought in a million years there would be talk of either of them moving on after just publicly announcing their split, but her friends have said that if Eamonn is moving on with someone new, then there's no reason why she shouldn't as well."

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes
It comes after his split from Ruth Langsford -Credit:Dave Benett/Getty Images

The former This Morning hosts tied the knot back in 2010 at Elvetham Hall in Hampshire and later welcomed their only child together, a son named Jack, now 22.

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