Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford announce split after 14 years of marriage

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Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have announced their separation after 14 years of marriage.

Rumours were already circulating over the weekend with the couple's representative finally confirming the news. In a joint statement, the spokesperson said: "Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing."

The couple have worked together for years on ITV's This Morning show but eagle-eyed fans have noticed they haven't been pictured together over the past few weeks. They are well known for their affectionate bickering, which often happened right in front of the ITV cameras.

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Fans have long regarded the couple as having one of the most honest marriages on TV, leading to today's announcement being an even bigger shock. Eamonn alleged he was sacked from his long-standing role 'without warning' while claiming that ITV bosses were 'never kind' to him.

Eamonn has also been battling chronic pain in recent years and has been spotted in a wheelchair and crutches. Speaking about his declining health and the impact on their marriage, Ruth told Woman's Weekly: "I don't know how much Eamonn's mobility will improve. We live in hope.

"He does the physio, but there might have to be some acceptance that this might never be 100 per cent right. With any care situation - and there are millions of carers in this country - it isn't always easy. It's testing but we manage as a family."

Ruth added: "I look at Eamonn, who's had his health and back problems, and it makes you realise how important your health is."

Ruth has not posted about her husband on social media since July 2022. Ruth and Eamonn were first introduced by mutual friends and dated for over 10 years until Eamonn proposed, with the couple tying the knot in 2010. Questioned about the secret behind their relationship, Ruth has said: "I think always respect, mutual respect.

"And we laugh a lot. I think love and lust and everything's wonderful at the start of a relationship. But really...you've got to have that connection as friends where you feel comfortable with each other."