Ruth Langsford shares secret to happy marriage with Eamonn Holmes despite admitting he annoys her

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Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes are famous for their on-air bickering. However, the Loose Woman star, who co-hosts This Morning every Friday with her husband, says their marriage is rock solid even though their arguments can frequently turn fiery off-camera.

Sharing the secret to their relationship success, Ruth reveals that “respect” is the key to overcoming their “big rows”.

The TV presenters, both 60, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in June and have been together for 23 years now. They share an 18-year-old son Jack together, while Eamonn is also dad to Declan, Rebecca and Niall from his previous marriage to Gabrielle Holmes.

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Speaking to Prima about the secrets to their long-standing union, Ruth said: "Having respect for each other is really important in a relationship. It's nice to be a couple, but we are individual people.

"Eamonn and I can have big rows and argue, then ten minutes later we're laughing about something.

"We've been together 23 years so it has been a long and happy relationship but we have our moments.

"There are times when he really annoys me and I really annoy him and there are times when I think, 'Get out of my face.' Obviously, you're not always going to get on, but you have to make it work."

She added: "Underneath it all, we know we have a strong relationship."

Ruth also admits that she was quite starstruck before meeting her future husband all those years ago. "Before I even met Eamonn, I was a big fan. I used to watch him on GMTV and I always thought he was handsome, funny and a brilliant journalist,” she said. “It was nerve-racking when I did meet him; I remember thinking, 'Oh, my God, that's Eamonn Holmes!'"

In the past, the feisty presenter has accused her hubby of ‘mansplaining’ live on air, while Eamonn has made tongue-in-cheek jibes about his wife’s appearance on numerous occasions.

But their love for one another is clear to anyone who knows them and was particularly evident after Ruth lost her beloved sister Julia, 62, in June last year when she tragically took her own life following a long battle with depression.

Speaking to OK! last December about how “fantastic” Eamonn had been during the first “tough” six months following Julia’s death, Ruth said, “He knows when to scoop me up. It’s an unspoken thing.”

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