Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford relationship timeline as TV power couple announce divorce

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have announced they are divorcing after 14 years of marriage.

The TV power couple issued a statement on Saturday letting fans know they are no longer together.Regular faces on ITV's This Morning together before leaving the show in 2021, Eamonn and Ruth confirmed the split through a representative.

A statement read: “Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing.”

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The former couple had been together for 26 years and have one child together.

Here is the timeline of Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford's relationship:


Eamonn separates from his first wife Gabrielle Holmes, with who he has three children, Declan, Rebecca and Niall.

Their divorce is not finalised until 2005 and in this time he starts a relationship with Ruth.


Ruth and Eamonn were initially introduced to each other by their friend TV presenter Sally Meen in 1997, RSVP reports.

It was around this time that Ruth had recently moved to London to further pursue her career, after taking up presenting roles on satellite TV networks. She wanted to make her break on national television.

Northern Ireland native Eamonn was keen to handle his new relationship with Ruth respectfully - meaning they kept it on the down low, refusing to hold hands in public or attend events together.

Ruth said Eamonn's gesture made her fall for him even harder as he was so thoughtful.

"I thought it spoke volumes about the sort of man he was, the sort of father he was and the integrity he had. It made me love him more, not less," she told the Daily Mail in November 2017.


Eamonn pictured in 1988
Eamonn pictured in 1988

Ruth and Eamonn have their only child together, Jack Alexander Holmes.

She has been open about wanting more children, but explained that it just didn’t happen for them.


Eamonn and Ruth on the This Morning sofa
Their son Jack was born in 2002 -Credit:Disney

Eamonn and Ruth began co-hosting This Morning together and the couple became much loved faces of breakfast TV in the UK.

They would go on to host a number of TV shows together over the years including ten episodes of the ITV teatime quiz show Gift Wrapped, Channel 5's How The Other Half Lives and Do The Right Thing.


Eamonn proposed at the Cheltenham races in 2010, after asking Ruth's mother for her hand in marriage as her father was at the time in the late stages of Alzheimer's.

On June 26 2010, the couple married after 13 years together at Elvetham Hall, near Hartley Wintney, Hampshire and sold exclusive rights to report on the wedding ceremony and the reception to Hello! magazine.

Their wedding was attended by big names such as TV presenters Gloria Hunniford and Jeremy Kyle, EastEnders actress Zoe Lucker and former champion boxer Barry McGuigan.


Eamonn and Ruth on the This Morning sofa -Credit:REX/Shutterstock
Eamonn and Ruth on the This Morning sofa -Credit:REX/Shutterstock

Ruth and Eamonn leave This Morning after 15 years on the breakfast couch. Eamonn then made a move to GB News and the couple were replaced by Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond.

Over the last number of years, Eamonn has been living with chronic back pain, with the couple regularly updating fans about his condition and health battles.


Earlier this month, Ruth shared her concerns that he may not fully recover from his ongoing health issues.

Speaking to Women's Weekly, she expressed uncertainty about the future of Eamonn's mobility, saying, "I don't know how much Eamonn's mobility will improve. We live in hope."

She reflected on the difficulties that come with caring for a loved one, noting, "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."

On May 25, the couple announced their divorce via a statement to The Sun on Sunday. Neither have spoken publically about the split.

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