Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have one of the most pure representations of love on TV, and are one of the most beloved couples in the country. The pair have been married for 19 years, having tied the knot back in 2010, and the story of how Eamonn finally decided he needed to marry Ruth will completely warm your heart.
Speaking on White Wine Question Time podcast with Kate Thornton, Eamonn explained that it was seeing Ruth amongst a group of other men that made him realise just how special she was to him.
‘I was in this box at Cheltenham, and basically say there are 12 people in this box, well 11 are men, and they are all talking, all guys of a certain age, all in their 50s I would have thought, all very confident and all very well fueled with alcohol, and they are all around my wife – who’s not my wife at this point,’ he began.
‘She’s loving it, and I thought “why isn’t she my wife?” I just suddenly thought “why have I not got that tied up, this suddenly really annoys me.”‘
He then continued, explaining how he then proposed to his future wife: ‘I went outside, and started six pages of text to her, telling her how much I love and adore her.’
Unfortunately, Ruth didn’t get round to reading the text message until she was back with Eamonn on the couple’s way home from the races. Despite this, however, everything worked out pretty perfectly.
‘She finally read it and looks at this phone, and I can see this tear coming down her eye, and she texted me back saying “yes”‘.
And if you think that may be the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard, wait until you read this:
‘The thing about me, is that I would say that I love Ruth far more than she loves me, but she would say, “how do you know how a person feels?” She’s more English, she’s not like me, I am from a very emotional, very sentimental family, she’s more stiff upper lip, she comes from an army family, but I totally believe that she loves me and adores me, but I would still think that I love her and adore her more.’