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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes attend the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England.© Mike Marsland

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes' children: Meet divorcing couple's rarely-seen kids

The former This Morning presenters announced they are divorcing after 14 years of marriage

Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
June 19, 2024
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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have called time on their marriage after almost 14 years, confirming their intention to divorce in May 2024. 

"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 share a son together, Jack, 22, while Eamonn has three children from a previous marriage, Declan, 35, Rebecca, 32, and Niall, 30.

Despite their high profile careers, Ruth and Eamonn's children have chosen to keep largely out of the spotlight throughout their lives. Occasionally, the former couple have chosen to share photographs of their children to mark particularly special milestones, such as Jack's graduation and the day Eamonn became a grandfather for the first time. 

Here's everything you need to know about Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes' children.

Declan, 35

eamonn holmes and son declan© Instagram
Eamonn shares a close relationship with his eldest son, Declan

Declan is the eldest of Eamonn's children, born in 1989 to the TV presenter's ex-wife Gabriella. 

Eamonn is a doting grandfather to his eldest son's daughters, Emilia and Isabella© Instagram
Eamonn is a doting grandfather to his eldest son's daughters, Emilia and Isabella

Eamonn's son lives in Belfast with his wife Jenny and their two daughters, Emilia and Isabella. According to his Instagram profile, Declan is the Director of Nightcap Event Group, a hospitality company in Ireland.

Declan with his daughter Emilia© Instagram
Declan with his daughter Emilia

It's clear to see Eamonn shares a close relationship with his eldest son, and often takes to social media to gush about his achievements. 

"I'm more moved by the Father my eldest Son has become on this his first Father's Day. So proud of you Dec," Eamonn wrote on Instagram. 

Shedding a light on the distance between his son and his grandchildren, Eamonn told HELLO!: "I have a huge sense of frustration at being separated from them by the Irish Sea. Hopefully, absence will make the heart grow fonder."

Rebecca, 32

Eamonn and his daughter, Rebecca© Instagram
Eamonn and his daughter, Rebecca

Eamonn shares another child from his first marriage, a daughter, Rebecca, who prefers to keep out of the spotlight. 

Journalist and broadcaster, Eamonn Holmes, (2R), with his wife Ruth Langsford (2L), his son Jack (L) and daughter Rebecca, poses with his medal after he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to broadcasting, by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on June 1, 2018© Getty
Ruth and Eamonn Holmes are pictured with their son Jack (L) and Eamonn's daughter Rebecca (R) in 2018

Over the years, she has occasionally joined her dad at public events, such as the day he was awarded his OBE at Buckingham Palace and attending Royal Ascot with her father in 2022. 

In 2021, Eamonn shared a candid Instagram photo to announce that his daughter was engaged. "Wonderful Casual Family gathering tonight to celebrate my daughter Rebecca's engagement to her now fiance Mark," the proud father wrote.

Niall, 30

Eamonn's son Niall (top left) prefers to keep out of the spotlight© Instagram
Eamonn's son Niall (top left) prefers to keep out of the spotlight

Eamonn's youngest son with his ex-wife Gabrielle is Niall, who also prefers to keep out of the spotlight. 

In a 2013 interview with The Guardian, the presenter spoke candidly about the breakdown of his first marriage, and how the pair continue to co-parent their kids."Whatever differences my first wife and I may have had, neither of us ever had any obstruction when it comes to access to the children," he said. 

"My heart breaks for anyone who's had to ask permission to see their children or is denied permission to see their children."I never had to experience that and thank God I never had to, because they are everything that I would want to carry on, all that my parents did for me, and the environment that I felt I lived in."

Jack, 22

ruth and eamonn baby© Rex
Ruth and Eamonn introduced their newborn son to This Morning viewers back in 2002

Ruth and Eamonn share one son together, Jack, 22, who recently flew the nest and left the family's £3.5 million Surrey home

Talking about her son Jack leaving home, she tearfully told Rosie Nixon, HELLO!'s In A Good Place podcast host: "I would say that first week of not having him at home literally felt like part of my heart had been ripped out.

"I remember coming into his bedroom and crying and getting hold of the pillow, and I could smell him on the pillow, and had a good old cry, and then shutting the door and then that first week was horrendous because I was just so used to having him around."

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