Ruth Langsford shares health update on her and Eamonn’s dog Maggie as he is ‘set to lose custody’ of beloved pet

RUTH Langsford has shared a health update on her and Eamonn Holme’s dog Maggie after the beloved pet needed surgery.

Ruth, 64, has been taking care of Maggie since splitting from husband Eamonn.

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes announced their split in May


Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes announced their split in May
Ruth posted an update on their dog Maggie this week


Ruth posted an update on their dog Maggie this week
Maggie is 14 and needed treatment at the vets


Maggie is 14 and needed treatment at the vets
The dog even appeared with the TV pair on This Morning


The dog even appeared with the TV pair on This MorningCredit: ITV

The couple announced they were getting divorced in May.

And The Sun later revealed Eamonn is set to lose the custody of the Border Collie cross.

This week Ruth posted an update on Maggie after the adorable pooch needed surgery.

She played Queen’s song, My Best Friend, over the top of the clip which showed her reuniting with Maggie.


Ruth captioned the video: “Maggie had a little wart removed this morning under sedation so she’s feeling a bit sorry for herself this afternoon! Lots of TLC from Mummy required. Thank you @stgeorgesveterinarycentre for looking after our precious girl”

The pooch, 14, was adopted by the former This Morning presenters adopted in 2011.

She is said to be like a “second child” to them, even appearing with the pair on the ITV show.

A source told The Sun: “Maggie is like a daughter to them. They dote on her. But she’s getting on and they know she needs stability.

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“It’s a case of who can give her that. Eamonn adores her and Maggie’s been such a support during his health woes. The thought of giving her up is heartbreaking to him.

“But if Ruth is able to get out and about and walk her more, then it may well be that she gets Maggie in the split.

“They are adamant this won’t come to what Ant and Lisa went through and they won’t be getting lawyers involved.”

Last month The Sun revealed that Eamonn has grown close to relationship counsellor Katie Alexander, 42, in the wake of his split.

The two have been on numerous outings together in the last year.

Katie met Eamonn on X/Twitter in 2015 after she commented on a post and it sparked a conversation.

She has been visiting Eamonn in his rented apartment, and he also attended an event near her home in Yorkshire.

The Border Collie cross had a suspicous wart removed from her back


The Border Collie cross had a suspicous wart removed from her back

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 conjugal,” 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 debuted 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 a 27-year relationship.

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