AMY Robach and TJ Holmes have been close since their affair was exposed.
As the next phase of their relationship approaches, a psychologist warned they must start taking some time to themselves now or “resentment” will build.
Over a period of seven months, Amy, 50, and TJ, 45, were photographed together on vacation, having lunch or strolling through New York City.
Usually, the fallen stars of Good Morning America wear color-coordinated outfits and walk hand-in-hand.
They even train together – and the enthusiastic marathon runners run in pairs through the streets of Manhattan.
Before their affair became an official relationship, TJ and Amy worked together as co-hosts on GMA3 for two years, meaning they’re used to spending a lot of time together.
In an exclusive interview, psychologist Jo Hemmings told The US Sun: “There aren’t many couples who would spend their entire working lives with their partner.
“But more importantly, all their downtime too.
“It can feel overwhelming and even lonely for both parties, especially when the honeymoon phase of the relationship is over.
“While there is no right or wrong way at this point, Amy and TJ have to realize that they may need some space from each other.
“There don’t seem to be any other running friends or other hobbies.
“There’s a chance they’ve lost their other hobbies, interests, and friends.
“If they want these things back, what they want, maybe it’s not that easy and it can lead to resentment.
Amy and TJ seem completely absorbed in each other’s worlds. You act like one person
“It was probably running that brought them together in the beginning, but that was Amy’s hobby.
“Now TJ has replaced her girls’ running group and has become Amy’s running partner.
“TJ might feel in control as he walks forward because running is and always has been Amy’s hobby and thing.
“It’s so important that TJ maintains some independence,
“Across the board resentment will creep in and they could end up getting lost.”
In 2022, while working at ABC, Amy and TJ launched their marathon training effort together.
The former daily moderators documented everything online. Running together seemed to bring them closer together.
At the time, Amy was married to former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue (56). TJ was the husband of attorney Marilee Fiebig (45).
Previously on the GMA websiteAmy wrote about enjoying running with her friends.
“We have a real workout girl team and we do some kind of exercise four to five days a week,” she said in 2019.
Amy added, “Instead of ladies having lunch, we’re ladies running, lifting, kicking and punching.”
After Amy and TJ’s affair made headlines in November, the couple wasted no time in going public with their relationship.
They also began surviving their breakups, losing their jobs, and divorcing TJ together.
By this point, Amy’s girls’ running group had long since ceased to exist.
Our expert said the couple needed to re-evaluate their relationship and find separate ways of enjoying themselves.
“It definitely seems like running was Amy’s hobby and that she was attracted to TJ,” added Jo.
“Maybe it was because she always said how good running made her.
“Maybe Amy wanted TJ to have the whole endorphin experience.
“In the end, Amy traded the girls team and Andrew for TJ as a running partner.
“The other issue is that Amy and TJ’s ongoing lovemaking is unique because of their age.
“Younger people probably balk at how strong the chemistry is between them.
“Sometimes they can hardly keep their hands off each other.
“I suspect they make their love quite public to make sure their fans and followers know how important their relationship is.
“While it seems like they have the right thing going for them, it’s currently unsustainable in the long term.”
While little is known about which family members Amy and TJ spend time with TJ’s daughter Sabine, 10.
Amy has daughters Ava, 19, and Annie, 16, with Tom McIntosh, whom she divorced in 2010.
“For Amy and TJ, maintaining a healthy balance is crucial,” added Jo.
“That means spending time together and having personal time or time to myself.”
“Right now, Amy and TJ seem completely lost in each other’s worlds.
“They act practically as one person.
“This does not mean that each of them can pursue their individual hobbies and interests or maintain their own sense of identity.
“They need to see their family and friends.
“They could encourage and support each other to pursue personal goals and activities and to have new experiences.
“These two probably need to realize that this is healthy in their relationship when the crazy honeymoon time is over.
“Supporting each other’s growth in different areas helps keep the relationship dynamic.
“It also helps prevent complacency.”