Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes look after themselves

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Homes have revealed the secret to making their marriage work and it involves Eamonn attending Pilates classes.

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes think looking after themselves is key to making their marriage work.

The couple - who host 'This Morning' together on Fridays - knew working so closely on 'How The Other Half Lives' would put a strain on their marriage, so ensured their evenings were kept free of exercise and allowed them time for themselves instead.

Ruth said: "All marriages come under strain when everything else in your life is so manic.

"We had to look ahead and say, 'Right, let's make sure it doesn't affect us.' "

Eamonn added: "We approached it in quite a business-like way. The only way our marriage will survive is if we look after ourselves and don't work in the evenings.

"I cycle and go to Pilates three times a week now at my local health club. It's amusing, as the women there pull my leg. But it makes me physically and mentally stronger."

The couple have a 13-year-old son, Jack, together, and Ruth admits she is the tougher parent because she sees it as her "duty" to raise him to be self-sufficient.

She told Closer magazine: "I'm the disciplinarian, the one who says to Jack, 'Put your shoes away, hang up your blazer, tidy up.'

"I think it's my duty as a mother to raise a man who isn't relying on women to clean up after him - there are far too many of those."


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