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Saturday 14th December 2019

Ruth Langsford breaks her social media silence following sister's death

Her sibling passed away last month

TV's Ruth Langsford has broken her silence following the death of her eldest sister Julia.

The This Morning presenter has stayed offline since her sibling's shock passing almost three weeks ago.

Now, Ruth has spoken out to congratulate her celebrity pals Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez after Gemma gave birth.

Ruth's taken some time out from presenting This Morning with husband Eamonn Holmes (Credit: ITV)

The star posted a sweet message to new parents Gemma and Gorka after they announced the arrival of their baby girl.

Ruth commented on Gemma's Instagram post about the happy news, which was a message about the definition of family.

Congratulations yummy mummy and daddy!
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And just like that, we’re a three! Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gorks couldn’t be happier 💗💗💗 Shes incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times! Little Miss independent already! Thank you SO much to the Midwives, nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of myself and my baby. You’re all so wonderful and I’m so grateful to have had you all with me and to have been under your care these past 4 days 🙏 Back home now for family time and to introduce little lady to her big brothers Norman & Ollie.... Let the next life chapter begin @gorka_marquez 🤱🐶🐶❤️

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Ruth, 59, wrote:"Congratulations yummy mummy and daddy!

"A beautiful (I'm sure) baby girl... what a precious gift.

"Sending you all much love."

Ruth reached out to new parents Gemma and Gorka (Credit: Ana M Wiggins / SplashNews.com)

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The Loose Women presenter's message delighted fans who were glad to see her back online, and her comment soon attracted many likes.

Ruth posted this sweet message for Gemma and Gorka (Credit: @glouiseatkinson Instagram)

Ruth was left heartbroken when her beloved sister suddenly passed away last month at the age of 62.

She posted a picture of them together and wrote: "My lovely sis Julia has sadly died after a very long illness. My heart is completely broken.

"She was the kindest and most gentle soul and I will miss her forever. As I am sure you will appreciate I need to take time to grieve with my family. Thank you for your understanding."

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Ruth has taken time out from her presenting duties to grieve with her family.

Her husband Eamonn Holmes has been presenting with stand-in co-hosts since the tragedy.

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