“This will be her every Christmas, birthday, every day she wakes up and thinks of her lovely sister.”
Discussing how the grieving process has affected her, Ruth candidly said: “The grief comes in waves. There are times when I allow myself to cry and then there are times when I go, ‘Right, I’m not crying now because I’ve got to go to work’, or I’m driving the car and it would be dangerous.
“My lovely friend Coleen Nolan told me that she had that approach when her sister Bernie died and she said, ‘Just be careful that you’re not bottling it up’.
“I’m not. I cried with Eamonn just this week.”