TJ Holmes and Amy Robach, former co-anchors of GMA’s afternoon show "GMA3," have dominated headlines over the past few weeks after their secret romantic relationship was exposed in late November 2022. Their affair, rumored to have started while both were still married, ultimately led to their departure from ABC News this month.
Relationship Exposed and Suspensions from GMA3
Holmes and Robach had been co-anchoring GMA3 together since 2020. But on November 30, 2022, DailyMail first published photos showing the two appearing intimate and cozy at various locations. This launched intrigue and speculation over whether they were having an affair despite both still being legally married at the time (Holmes to Marilee Fiebig since 2010, and Robach to Andrew Shue since 2022).
The next day, ABC announced it would be pulling Holmes and Robach off the air while it reviewed the situation. Their absence extended through the rest of 2022 before ABC and the two anchors officially parted ways on January 27, 2023.
|November 30, 2022
|DailyMail publishes photos of Holmes and Robach appearing intimate
|December 1, 2022
|Holmes and Robach suspended from GMA3 pending review
|January 27, 2023
|Holmes and Robach leave ABC News
Timeline of Growing Relationship and Life Changes
Looking deeper at the timeline, hints of a budding close relationship between Holmes and Robach appeared over a year earlier. They had taken several trips alone together in 2022 before the published photos, including to Miami and London.
And major life changes surround the timeline of their evolving dynamic:
- March 2022 – Robach moves out of the home she shared with husband Andrew Shue
- August 2022 – Robach and Shue announce they are divorcing after 12 years of marriage
- Late 2022 – Holmes separates from wife Marilee Fiebig
|Holmes and Robach Activity
|Robach moves out of home with Shue
|Robach and Shue announce divorce
|Holmes and Robach take solo weekend trip to London
|Holmes and Robach take multiple solo trips to Miami
|Holmes separates from wife Fiebig
|November 30, 2022
|Intimate photos published
So while the published photos may have broken the news, Holmes and Robach appear to have been growing close and transitioning toward divorce with their respective spouses for many months.
Denials, Suicidal Thoughts, andCareer Impacts
Both Holmes and Robach initially denied allegations of an affair or cheating after the photos came out. But they stopped appearing on GMA3 shortly after.
Behind the scenes during their absence, things apparently grew dark. In a trailer for their new podcast released this month, Robach admitted:
"I have had some very dark days through this whole thing. I had days when I couldn’t get out of bed and my kids had to remind me, nope, it’s time to get up."
And she even worried for Holmes’ safety at one point:
"We went through things that actually brought us closer together in those early days where we went through things that…I didn’t know if you were going to survive. I was scared for you and I wanted to be there to help."
Professionally, being taken off the air for two months and then permanently removed from GMA3 has had massive career implications. As Robach put it:
“We understand that, you know, the relationship caused issues that the company didn’t want to deal with, and so we respect their process.”
Clearly a line neither expected would ever be crossed with their growing connection off-camera.
Moving Forward: Podcast, First Red Carpet, Possible Marriage?
Holmes and Robach are now moving forward with their romance and careers post-GMA3. They debuted their new podcast, "The Aftermath," on December 5th, promising to tell their side of the story.
That same week, they made their first red carpet appearance as a couple while attending the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert in New York City. Public displays of affection between the two made clear they are fully embracing their new relationship dynamic.
And in the podcast trailer, Holmes even dropped a hint about possible marriage plans, saying with a telling grin:
“The best thing that happened this year was meeting you.”
While admitting their lives will never be the same after the turbulence of the past year, Holmes and Robach seem ready to continue their relationship journey into 2023 and beyond. But new questions arise – will more career opportunities materialize? And is wedding bells actually on the horizon?
What Comes Next
It remains to be seen how Holmes and Robach’s relationship and careers progress through 2023. Some key questions in the aftermath:
- How will public reception be to their new podcast and attempts to share their side of the scandal story?
- Will either return to a news or entertainment role? Or pivot careers altogether?
- Will they continue displaying their affection publicly and commenting on their future plans?
- Is an engagement or marriage between the two on the way later this year?
In just over a year’s time, Holmes and Robach have experienced professional highs and lows alongside personal turmoil and change. One thing that does seem certain: wherever the next year takes them, they appear committed to facing it together.
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