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Eamonn Holmes addresses separation from Ruth Langsford for the first time - watch

The GB News presenter was married to the Loose Women star for nearly 14 years

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Updated: May 28, 2024
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Eamonn Holmes returned to his GB News breakfast show on Tuesday and thanked fans for their support in his split from Ruth Langsford

Addressing the viewers who had supporting him through the difficult time, he said: "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." 

WATCH: Eamonn Holmes thanks fans for their support following Ruth Langsford split

He previously spoke about his weekend with his co-star Isabel Webster but didn't reference the split news, saying: "What a weekend it was, marvellous... The FA cup final. Just got me there, emotional." 

This isn't his only reference to the football since the split was confirmed, as he also shared a post celebrating Manchester United's win on Instagram, writing: "My God , what a Cuo Final , what a Result ! #MUFC European football next season too . The Magic of The Cuo . Congratulations to the whole squad." 

eamonn holmes smiling in suit © Getty Images
Eamonn spoke about the split on GB News

The news about Eamonn and Ruth's divorce was confirmed on Saturday, with a spokesperson telling HELLO!: "Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing."

Eamonn and Ruth's love story

Eamonn and Ruth started dating in 1997 and tied the knot 13 years later in 2010. Eamonn had previously been married to Gabrielle Holmes and in the early stages of his relationship with Ruth, he wouldn't hold her hand in public out of respect for his ex.

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes arriving for the TRIC Awards 2022 at Grosvenor House, London.© Getty
The couple had been married for 14 years

The pair welcomed their son Jack in 2002, who is currently studying at university. Eamonn is also a father to three other children from his previous marriage: Declan, Rebecca and Niall.

The couple's wedding day was exclusively covered by HELLO!, with Eamonn telling us at the time: "Ruth and I have always known we're good together and she knows I love her more today than ever.

"This is our chance to seal that properly and to say to the people we care about and those we've got to know well over the years, 'Come and share this special day with us. Come and enjoy a big old hooley!'"

However, in recent years, the couple haven't been seen together out in public, with the pair rarely referencing their other half on their respective social media pages.

What has Ruth said?

Outside of her statement, Ruth hasn't addressed the breakdown of her marriage. On Monday, the Loose Women star shared a sweet post of herself spending precious time with her dog, Maggie.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford© Shutterstock
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford used to host This Morning together

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Sharing a video of the pet pooch trotting along in a harness and leash, she wrote: "Enjoying the little bit of sunshine we got today!"

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