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This Morning stars' divorces: From Ruth Langsford's private split to Fern Britton's marriage 'falling apart'

Rylan Clark and Vanessa Feltz have also experienced heartbreak

Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
May 29, 2024
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Ruth Langsford and Eammon Holmes' are the most recent celebrity couple to announce the end of their relationship, but they are not the only This Morning stars who have experienced heartbreak.

Rylan Clark opened up about his "mistakes" that ultimately caused the demise of his marriage, while Fern Britton spoke candidly about how her relationship "fell apart". 

WATCH: This Morning Stars Who Had Difficult Marriage Splits

Keep scrolling to see what Phillip Schofield, Vanessa Feltz and more current and former This Morning presenters have said about their private off-screen breakups…

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes© Mark Cuthbert

Ruth Langsford

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes started dating in 1997 and tied the knot 13 years later. This Morning fans loved seeing the duo's on-screen chemistry during their joint hosting duties on This Morning, which ended in 2022.

In May 2024, after almost 14 years of marriage, they confirmed that they had split. "Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing," a spokesperson told HELLO!, while Eamonn later told GB News viewers: "Thank you for your support for Ruth and I as to the news of our separation. Your support to both of us is very much appreciated." 

The couple made their last public appearance at the TRIC Awards in 2022.

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Rylan Clark

Rylan Clark and his husband Dan Neal got engaged in 2014 before tying the knot the following year. But in June 2021, he released a statement that read: "Following reports about Dan and I spending time apart, I feel I have to speak out - as the way it is being reported is unfair.

"I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage I have taken time away from work as I am not in a good place at the moment and am seeking help. I am trying to take each day at a time and would like to thank everyone for their support and for respecting our privacy at this time."

The It Takes Two host had stepped down from his BBC Radio 2 show for four months in a bid to work on his marriage. After confirming their split, he confided in presenter Lorraine Kelly, admitting: "I wasn’t good, I’m not going to lie."

Fern Britton in a black dress alongside ex husband Phil Vickery in a suit© Jon Furniss

Fern Britton

Fern Britton and her ex Phil Vickery met on the set of Ready Steady Cook before tying the knot in the spring of 2000. However, they announced they had split "after more than 20 happy years together" in January 2020.

Explaining the reason for their separation, she said on Good Morning Britain: "My mum died and my father died and unfortunately Phil and I fell apart."

"We had a wonderful time. We were the best of friends. And I miss that friendship," she also admitted to Weekend Magazine. "There comes a point when the children are substantially off your hands and you look at each other and wonder where you're going to go from here.

"I took a long time to make my decision yet I have faith that it's going to be alright."

They are parents to 18-year-old daughter Winnie, while Fern is also a mother to twin sons Jack and Harry and a daughter Grace from her first marriage to Clive Jones.

Fern Britton in a sparkly dress with her ex Ben Ofoedu© Mike Marsland

Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz may be happily engaged to her fiancé Ben Ofoedu after he popped the question back in 2006, but the BBC Radio 2 host was previously married to Michael Kurer from 1985 to 2000. The former couple welcomed Allegra and Saskia, but their relationship ended following his infidelity.

Opening up about the heartbreaking split, she said on This Morning: "My husband had left and I had no idea why. I just didn’t understand what was going on at all and then I had a call from a journalist and the message was left on the answerphone.

"I walked into the kitchen with my two little girls, played the answerphone message and the message was, 'We are aware that your husband is having an affair, please call me back.'"

Phillip Schofield and Stephanie Lowe attend the opening night reception of the English National Ballet's production of "Giselle" hosted by St Martins Lane on January 11, 2017 © Getty

Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield and his wife Stephanie Lowe had been married for 27 years and welcomed daughters Molly and Ruby before he bravely announced that he was gay in February 2020. However, the former couple "have not discussed divorce", admitted Phillip, who continues to wear his wedding band.

When asked about his ring on his podcast How To Wow in October 2020, he told Chris Evans: "That is a very good question, Chris. I don't know. Because I am still married to Steph.

"It is not in my nature to hurt people and so I have to reconcile myself with the fact that I have done that. Indeed I have done that and I tried very hard not to. I also say, is it possible to come out and not hurt your wife? No of course it isn't. My greatest concern is that she is okay."

Josie Gibson lives in Bristol with her son© Instagram

Josie Gibson

While she hasn't been through a divorce, Josie Gibson has spoken candidly about breaking up with the father of her son Reggie-James. Josie and her ex Terry met over twenty years ago through family friends and they welcomed their baby boy in September 2018.

She revealed their relationship ended months later on New Year's Eve when she moved out of their shared home.

"I never wanted to be a single mother, obviously, but there are things you can't let go. So I hope I will smash life as a single mummy. Lots of other women do it," she told new! Magazine.

"He's got OCD and just after Christmas, he went mad about too many of my shoes being in the hallway. So I kicked off and said, 'Well, we'll go then!' and he went, 'Alright!' and bagged up our stuff."

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