The TV presenters both have elderly mothers they want to spend the festive period with after Covid restrictions saw many families kept apart last year.
Festive period: Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have told how they will spend Christmas apart with 'a sea dividing us'
He said: 'We have this issue now, in that we've got a sea dividing us. We often have a dilemma of whether I go to Belfast, whether Ruth comes with me.
'But Ruth wants to be with her mum. My mother is 93 this year. It's easier for us often to be apart.'
Ruth, 61, added: 'Being apart for Christmas has never been a problem. I wouldn't be going to Belfast this year, because I need to be with my mum. It's about family for me.'
Ruth's mother Joan lives in Surrey and the pair were unable to be together last Christmas amid the pandemic.
Family: The TV presenters both have elderly mothers they want to spend the festive period with after Covid restrictions saw many families kept apart last year (Ruth pictured with her mother Joan)
It comes after Eamonn recently recalled his 'panic' after being told by a doctor that he could go blind due to painful shingles.
The television presenter also admitted that seeing himself in the mirror with red scars on his face was like 'waking up in a horror movie'.
Eamonn was struck down with the illness in 2018 and spoke publicly of his experience this year in a bid to raise awareness.
On his health battle, he told the Mirror: 'I literally jumped back at my image shouting "what the heck is this?" It was like waking up in a horror movie.
Apart: Eamonn admitted the couple often have this issue at Christmas as Ruth's family are in England and his are in Northern Ireland
'When I called my doctor and said it was on my face the first question was, "Is it near your eyes? Don't touch your eyes because it could affect your vision – you could go blind. Get down here to let me see it". It was panic