She tells him she needs to focus on her three step-children who need her now more than ever.
Martin agrees but it’s clear he thinks the best option for the couple is to find a way to conceive.
Later, she visits the monument she created for the first baby she lost and adds a new stone in memory of her second loss.
Jean watches on and is moved by the club owner’s bravery despite their complicated past.
The Slater matriarch offers some words of encouragement and tells her she can always confide in her if she wishes.
Will Ruby get the chance to have a child of her own or will her decision to excel as a step-mum drive her and Martin apart?
EastEnders continues on BBC One tonight at 7.35pm.