Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes 'led separate lives' for two years before split

The pair shared a sad statement on Saturday confirming the end of their marriage
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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes were at odds for two years before their separation. The pair announced on Saturday, May 25, that they had decided to part ways after 14 years of marriage.

The news has sparked a string of reactions on social media, reports the Mirror. However, a source close to the former This Morning hosts said that Ruth and Eamonn "led separate lives, both professionally and personally" for two years.

The insider revealed to The Sun that Ruth and Eamonn's 2020 departure from This Morning, where they presented the morning show on Fridays and school holidays, significantly strained their relationship as their careers began to diverge, leaving them on different paths.

"Eamonn and Ruth's relationship changed when they left This Morning. They started moving in different directions in their careers and their priorities started to change", the source informed the publication.

Eamonn, originally from Belfast, was eager to return to his hometown, which further exacerbated tensions between the couple and even became their "bone of contention", as the source added: "Eamonn was desperate to return to Belfast, which he considers home, but Ruth would never move. It became a bone of contention."

Eamonn and Ruth have ended their marriage
The former This Morning stars announced their shock split on Saturday -Credit:Instagram/ @ruthlangsford

Eamonn Holmes's and Ruth Langsford's professional and personal paths began to diverge as Ruth continued to work for ITV while Eamonn treaded a different path.

The last two years saw them living separate lives. Eamonn who, following a spinal surgery over the past couple of years, has had some health challenges spoke about his wishes to head back to Belfast in 2023.

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Eamonn, 64, tickled the audience when asked where he considered home: "well, it's not Surrey. When people ask me what I'm doing at the weekend, I tell them I'm going home. Then my wife gets very irritated by this. She says, 'This is your home. And I say, 'No Ruth, this is where I work. This is where I have to be, but home.'"

Ruth addressed their separation by posting a video of her walking her dog, Maggie, in the sunshine on Sunday afternoon, followed by another heart-warming photo of her furry friend. The TV presenter decided to temporarily step back from her role on the panel of Loose Women, a show she frequently hosts.

Meanwhile, Eamonn is expected to return to GB News on Monday, May 27, and is likely to share insights into his split from Ruth upon his appearance.

"Eamonn is always frank on camera and knows it will be odd for him to discuss the day's news without mentioning his split so he'll say a few words", said an insider. "He is putting on a brave face and will be the true professional he always is. Focusing on work will be a welcome distraction."

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