Ruth Langsford's telling comments about Eamonn Holmes marriage days before split

Ruth Langsford's telling comments about Eamonn Holmes marriage days before split


Ruth Langsford made a rare comment about the state of her marriage to Eamonn Holmes just days before the couple announced their separation.

The shocking news was revealed in a surprise statement on Saturday, leaving fans of the television duo completely stunned.

The couple's representatives disclosed: "Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing."

This announcement followed some observant fans noticing that the pair hadn't been seen together for several months.

Eamonn also sparked curiosity when he posted a picture of himself getting cosy with Page 3 girl Linda Lusardi on Instagram this week, leading his followers to ask 'Where is Ruth?'

The Loose Women star made some telling comments about the state of her marriage just days before they announced their split -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock
The Loose Women star made some telling comments about the state of her marriage just days before they announced their split -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

In the midst of the confusion, Ruth, 64, gave an awkwardly-timed magazine interview where she confessed she was experiencing a 'testing time' with her husband.

Speaking just days before the end of her marriage was announced, Ruth expressed her concerns that Eamonn, with whom she shares son Jack, 'might never be 100 per cent right again' as she discussed the impact of his chronic back pain on their personal lives.

Eamonn, 64, has been battling the condition for two years and has undergone surgery and had daily physio sessions but is yet to find relief from the excruciating condition.

Ruth stated: "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% right.

"Being a carer isn't always easy - there are millions of us in the UK. It's challenging, but we manage as a family."

In an interview with Woman's Weekly about the significance of health and ageing, she further commented: "Seeing Eamonn deal with his health and back issues really highlights the importance of good health."

Eammon previously had a horrific fall down the stairs and injured his back which has led to surgery and months of rehab -Credit:ITV
Eammon previously had a horrific fall down the stairs and injured his back which has led to surgery and months of rehab -Credit:ITV

The interview is still available for purchase in shops, having been printed just days before the couple announced their separation in a joint statement.

Eamonn has previously spoken about how Ruth supported him during a difficult period when his health deteriorated and he experienced a frightening fall.

Recounting a severe accident that occurred while he was heading to bed one night, Eamonn revealed: "Suddenly it was as if someone had shot my left knee from behind.

"It literally collapsed without any warning. I was on a curve of the stairs, and I just went back down the stairs, boom, boom, boom down the whole staircase until I hit the stone floor in the hallway."

He added: "Blood was pouring out my mouth, and a bone was sticking out my shoulder.

"Ruth came rushing down the stairs. She kept saying, 'You're fine, everything's okay, you're fine.' I said, 'Ruthie, there is a bone sticking out of my shoulder - I'm not fine."

During his six-week stay at a private rehabilitation centre, Eamonn described feeling "hopeless", but Ruth remained by his side, helping him through his recovery.

On Friday, it was revealed that TV icon Eamonn is enduring almost daily gruelling physiotherapy sessions in his battle to fully regain mobility.

Following surgeries for his back issues caused by bulging discs, Eamonn suffered a further blow when he took a fall and broke his shoulder last year.

Recent snaps captured him navigating Notting Hill with the aid of two walking sticks, and later, looking exhausted in a wheelchair post a demanding physio stint.

A confidant of 64 year old Eamonn confided to the Mirror: "Eamonn has been using walking aids for around 18 months now so not much has changed unfortunately.

"He is doing everything he can but the lack of progress from the physio has obviously been a bit frustrating. But he continues to have physio sessions pretty much every day and continues to work hard in his rehabilitation."

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Ruth and Eammon share their 22-year-old son Jack together -Credit:PA

"He is in pain a lot of the time and so that is not fun at all but he keeps going and he is loving his work still and he is a journalist at heart."

Despite the constant discomfort, Eamonn perseveres with his role, and fortunately, his job at GB News from Monday to Wednesday allows him to remain seated, which offers some relief.

Eamonn himself has previously expressed concern over the extent of recovery he might achieve.

In January, the broadcaster acknowledged the "harsh reality" that he may never walk unassisted again.

Reflecting on his health struggles, he remarked: "It's as if somebody up there is playing with my life."

"In the past year I've had an operation on my back which went wrong and has confined me to a wheelchair. I've fallen and broken my shoulder. Honestly you could not make it up."

"I have tried every treatment, but you go, 'Maybe I'll never get out of it,' which is a harsh reality to face."

Ruth and Eamonn first met in 1997 when they were introduced by mutual friends and they then dated for over a decade before Eamonn popped the question and they married in 2010.

Asked for the secret of their relationship, Ruth 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."

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