Good morning affair-ica?
‘Good Morning America’ co-hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach — both married to other people — are suddenly embroiled in an alleged cheating scandal so juicy it’s tied to the plot of Apple TV+’s aired news drama ” The Morning Show” could keep up.
Fierce speculation about the nature of the TV journalists’ off-screen relationship swirled this week after rumors of a workplace affair began to surface in the tabloids and on social media. On Wednesday, Page Six reported that Robach, 49, and Holmes, 45, were engaged in “an affair that is said to have lasted for months,” while the Daily Mail published pictures and videos of the colleagues becoming intimate with each other in New York City.
The rumored lovers have maintained a loving on-screen relationship since 2020 while co-hosting “GMA3: What You Need to Know.” They are known for sharing their love of fitness and recently documented their journey together for the 2022 New York City Marathon.
To quote the title of Holmes and Robach’s morning news show, here’s What You Need to Know about the latest scandal rocking the world of broadcast journalism.
When did the alleged affair begin?
According to an anonymous source cited by Page Six, Holmes and Robach began dating secretly in March, around the time they began training together for the marathon.
An anonymous ABC News contributor told the tabloid the couple had been “very careful behind the scenes to keep their affair a secret,” adding that the producers of “GMA” were “shocked” by their secret relationship Listen.
However, another anonymous source insisted to People that Robach and Holmes only linked after they both split from their respective spouses in August. “These were two consenting adults, each separated,” the source said.
What is the status of their marriages?
Holmes and Robach have been married to their respective spouses — attorney Marilee Fiebig and actor Andrew Shue — since 2010.
Contrary to what People reported, Page Six reported that the news anchors both split from their partners nearly six months after their alleged affair began.
What do the paparazzi photos show?
The Daily Mail printed dozens of pictures of Robach and Holmes snuggling up in a bar, drinking coffee together, holding hands in the back seat of a car, visiting each other’s homes in the Big Apple, etc.
There is also footage of Holmes touching Robach repeatedly during a weekend getaway to a private cottage in the Shawangunk Mountains.
What do the co-moderators have to say for themselves?
As of Thursday afternoon, Holmes and Robach hadn’t publicly addressed the scandal — and even appeared on the air together that day as if nothing had happened.
“Who’s looking forward to the weekend?” Holmes asked at the start of Thursday’s show.
“Ah, me,‘ Robach replied while raising her hand and smiling for the camera.
(A moment of silence for her third co-host — and now the third wheel? — Jennifer Ashton, who sat and smiled throughout the exchange.)
It’s worth noting that Holmes and Robach’s Instagram accounts have been deactivated since the story of their alleged cheating broke. However, an old Instagram post of Holmes celebrating his 10th wedding anniversary has been immortalized in screenshots that have gone viral on social media, for obvious reasons.
“Marlee Fiebig married me 10 years ago. And despite my best efforts, she has remained married to me for the past 10 years,” he captioned the post. “That’s not an exaggeration. I’m not dramatic. I gave her loads of reasons, excuses and opportunities to get her out of the doooooooor. But instead, with her built-in black superpower, she displayed a grace and patience that is beyond belief.”
How did ‘GMA’ react?
So far, the ABC program seems to be taking the lead from Holmes and Robach by staying mom in the controversy. A GMA representative Thursday did not immediately respond to the Times request for comment.
What did Twitter say?
Of course, Twitter had a big day with hot-blooded Goss from the morning show. Here’s a sampling of what people have been saying online about the scandal:
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-12-01/tj-holmes-amy-robach-affair-photos-gma-good-morning-america T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach’s ‘GMA’ ‘affair’ explained