This Morning host Ruth Langsford has revealed she has a “good old cry in the shower” over the death of her sister Julia.
Julia tragically took her own life in June 2019 after a long battle with depression.
And Ruth said it “still feels like yesterday” that she lost her beloved sister.
Opening up to Prima magazine, Ruth revealed how she’s coped with the tragedy.
Ruth said husband Eamonn Holmes has been a tower of strength in her time of need.
Living a happy life in Julia’s memory
And she revealed she’s determined to live a happy life in Julia’s memory.
Ruth does have her down days, though.
When you lose somebody, it’s just horrible. But when someone takes their own life, it leaves you with so many questions that can’t be answered
She revealed: “You can’t spend your whole life crying. I’ve done a lot of crying over my sister. It’s not even a sense of saying: ‘Pull yourself together and get back to work,’ it’s just that you have to get on with your life and you can’t get on with it if you’re crying all day.”
Ruth added that she has “learned” that she can have those sad moments.
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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.
She revealed: “Sometimes, I have a good old cry in the shower and feel better for it. I think it’s good to have a loud, snotty cry. When you lose somebody, it’s just horrible. But when someone takes their own life, it leaves you with so many questions that can’t be answered.”
This Morning host “broken” by sister’s death
The This Morning host called Julia’s decision to end her own life “tragic”.
However, she added: “It was difficult for all of us, but my sister wanted me to live a happy life. I’m lucky that I have a loving husband and a good family, and all I can do is live a happy life in her memory.”
Ruth revealed that her sister had passed away last summer, posting a picture of the pair together to her Instagram account.
Ruth said: “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.”
Julia revealed her pride for her famous sister back in 2010.
In an interview, she said: “Ruth and I are very different. She is the confident one — I would hate to be in the limelight like she is — but she has worked her way up and I’m very proud of her.”
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