Eamonn Holmes breaks the silence for the first time since announcing the separation of Ruth Langsford’s marriage

Eamonn Holmes has broken his silence for the first time since it was announced that he and his wife Ruth Langsford have split after 14 years of marriage.

The couple – known to many from their years together hosting Friday This Morning – revealed the split and their impending divorce in a short statement today.

A spokesperson told The Sun: “Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have confirmed their marriage is over and they are in the process of divorcing.”

Just hours after the news was revealed, TV veteran Eamonn, 64, who has rarely been seen with his wife in recent months, posted on Instagram.

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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes smiling together in a 2022 photo – Credit: Dave Benett/Getty Images

The GB News host, a lifelong Manchester United fan, broke his silence to comment on this afternoon’s FA Cup final result, which saw his team beat local rivals Manchester City 2-1.

Eamonn posted a painting of himself alongside legendary former United manager Alex Ferguson.

He wrote: “My God, what a cup final, what a result! #MUFC European football next season too. The magic of the cup. Congratulations to the whole team.”

While many followers responded to the posts with comments about the game, many others took issue with the statement this afternoon.

One wrote: “Aside from the footie, I’m really sad to hear about you and Ruth.”

The TV couple met through friends in 1997 and dated for more than a decade before getting married. In 2002, they welcomed a son, Jack Alexander Holmes.

Eamonn and Ruth, who started co-hosting This Morning together in 2006, married at Elvetham Hall in Hampshire in 2010.

They remained on the ITV morning show as cover for regular presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, as well as Friday show presenters, until they were replaced in 2021.

The pair made way for Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond on Friday, while Eamonn took a job at GB News.

A spokesperson for Ruth confirmed this OK! that the statement to The Sun was true. OK! has also contacted Eamonn’s team for comment.