Ruth Langsford 'confirms' relationship with Eamonn Holmes' kids after split

Declan Holmes, Jenny Holmes, Rebecca Holmes, Niall Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Eamonn Holmes and Jack Holmes in a pub together circa 2020.
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Despite the recent split, Ruth Langsford is maintaining a positive relationship with her three stepchildren from her marriage to Eamonn Holmes.

Over the weekend, it was revealed that Ruth and Eamonn, both aged 64, have decided to go their separate ways.

The pair, who tied the knot in 2010 after more than twenty years together, announced their separation with a joint statement on Saturday.

The duo, known for co-hosting This Morning, reportedly met through mutual friends back in 1997.

Ruth and Eamonn started a romance and share a son, Jack Holmes, who is now 22 years old, reports the Mirror.

Eamonn's three children from his previous marriage to Gabrielle Holmes are also part of the family dynamic.

Eamonn and Gabrielle, who separated in 1996, have Declan, 35, Rebecca, 32, and Niall, 30.

Throughout the years, Ruth has openly discussed her role as a stepparent and seems to have a strong bond with her stepchildren.

Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Following the announcement of her split from Eamonn, the Loose Women star continues to follow Declan, Rebecca, and Niall on Instagram, indicating that their good terms persist.

In a candid conversation on ITV's Loose Women in 2021, Ruth shared insights into her relationship with Eamonn's kids during a segment about stepparenting.

She expressed her gratitude at the time, saying: "I'm very lucky - I have a fantastic relationship with my stepchildren."

Ruth Langsford, who has previously joked about signing cards as their "wicked stepmother," commented: "I always think a stepmother has to be very nurturing actually, y'know, it's a very difficult balance and a fine tight rope you're walking."

Ruth, who admitted she was "very nervous" when meeting Eamonn's children for the first time, also discussed the relationship between the siblings during a separate Loose Women chat in 2021.

She expressed to her fellow panellists that she had been worried about Eamonn's eldest children feeling "pushed out" after Jack's arrival.

However, Ruth revealed that her son is "so close" to his siblings, which she described as "lovely".

Ruth explained: "Eamonn's very close to his children and I was very aware when I had Jack that they didn't feel pushed out. [...] 'As soon as she has that baby that'll be us and Dad won't want to see us or know us'. [...] Jack, although he didn't grow up with his older two brothers and sister ... they're so close. He turns to them for advice and they talk all the time. It's so lovely and I think that's because we maintained this kind of very civil, friendly ... y'know I never tried to be their mother, that's the other thing as well."

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