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Eamonn Holmes sparks fears as friends say star is ‘clearly struggling behind the scenes’ after split from Ruth Langsford

EAMONN Holmes is said to be “struggling behind the scenes” after returning to work following his split from wife Ruth Langsford.

On Saturday a spokesperson told The Sun the former This Morning presenting duo, both 64, were to divorce after 14 years of marriage

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Eamonn and Ruth Langsford confirmed their split to The Sun on Saturday

Friends told The Sun the couple drifted apart in recent months and Eamonn moved out of their Surrey mansion.

Their last social media post was in July 2022, with Eamonn supporting Ruth at her Feeling Fabulous event.

This week Eamonn headed back to work on GB News and was spotted on air wearing his wedding ring.

Friends have now shared their concerns for the Irish star and noted his mood has changed amid his marriage ending.

An insider told MailOnline: “Eamonn used to be the bolshy star of daytime television, he was a confident and noisy member of the team.

“But he was clearly struggling recently – his marriage disintegrating as well as being in so much pain from his fall a couple of years ago was making him increasingly grumpy.”

Ruth, 64, took the week off Loose Women following the announcement.

It comes after it was reported “Eamonn was left blindsided” by their split announcement which was crafted by Ruth’s team.

He was said to be “angry and baffled” when he learned the statement would be released.

It read: “Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing.”

Insideers said he found out about it a very short time before it was published.

The source continued: “Eamonn wanted no part of it, he couldn’t see any reason why you would release that statement.

“It was wholly written and signed off by Ruth and her team. In the end he had no power over it whatsoever.”

The couple have one son together, 22-year-old Jack.

They share a son called Jack
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Ruth and Eamonn Relationship Timeline

Before the shock split announcement, Ruth and Eamonn seemed like one of the strongest couples on UK TV – even with their signature bickering style. Here’s how their romance played out

1997 – The couple first meet after being introduced by mutual friends, two years after Eamonn splits from his first wife, Gabrielle, with whom he has three children.

1997-2002 – To be respectful to Gabrielle, the couple kept their relationship out of the limelight. Ruth told Daily Mail: “I thought it spoke volumes about the sort of man he was, the sort of father he was and the integrity he had. It made me love him more, not less.”

2002 – Ruth and Eamonn welcome their son, Jack, to the family

2005 – Eamonn finalises his divorce with Gabrielle

2006 – The pair begin to host Friday episodes of This Morning together

2010 – Eamonn proposes to Ruth while at the Cheltenham Races, after asking Ruth’s mother for her hand

June 2010 – Eamonn and Ruth marry at Elvetham Hall, Hampshire

2016 – Eamonn undergoes a double hip replacement in the first of many health battles.

June 2019 – On This Morning, Ruth and Eamonn say the secret to their happy marriage. Eamonn credits “compromise, consideration and lots of conjugals,” while Ruth said it was “laughter and an equal marriage”

November 2020 – Ruth and Eamonn are replaced on their regular Friday slot by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary in a ‘show shake-up’

December 2021 – After a year of being moved to the bank holiday presenting slot, both Eamonn and Ruth left This Morning

January 2022 – Eamonn makes his debut on GB News, while Ruth stayed with ITV in her long-standing role on Loose Women.

September 2022 – Eamonn undergoes spinal surgery after years of back issues including a trapped sciatic nerve.

November 2022 – Eamonn falls down the stairs of his Surrey home with Ruth and breaks his shoulder, requiring a new operation

September 2023 – Eamonn has a spine and neck stretching procedure as part of his year-long recovery

May 2024 – Ruth and Eamonn announce they have split after 14 years of marriage and 27 year relationship

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