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Robach and Holmes Confirm Relationship, Reflect on Tumultuous Year

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Dec 8, 2023

Introduction

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, former GMA3 anchors, have broken their silence nearly a year after photos surfaced of their romantic relationship, leading to their departure from ABC News. The pair opened up about weathering intense public scrutiny, the pain of losing their jobs, and looking ahead to a future together.

Affair Timeline and Fallout

Rumors of an affair began swirling in late November 2022 when Daily Mail published photos of Robach and Holmes appearing cozy during a work trip. The photos prompted internal and external questions about the anchors’ relationship.

At the time, Robach was married to Andrew Shue and Holmes to Marilee Fiebig. However, on their new podcast “Amy & T.J: Here’s the Thing,” the pair clarified that they were separated from their spouses before becoming romantic, despite conjecture to the contrary.

Date Event
October 2022 Robach and Shue separate
November 2022 First evidence surfaces of Robach’s relationship with Holmes
November 30, 2022 Holmes and Fiebig separate
December 2022 More photos emerge of Robach and Holmes
January 2023 Robach files for divorce from Shue

The leaked photos prompted network executives to pull Robach and Holmes off the air in early December 2022. On January 27th, 2023, ABC announced the anchors would not return, effectively firing them.

Mental Health Struggles

In the podcast, Robach divulged worrying texts from Holmes that led her to perform a wellness check shortly after the first photos were published:

There were days I wasn’t sure he was going to make it…I showed up at his apartment because he wasn’t responding to me. The lights were off and the TV was blaring news about us.

Understandably, the harsh scrutiny, family stress, loss of privacy, and career implosion took an intense mental toll on both anchors.

Silver Linings and What’s Next

However, both say they have no regrets and are focusing on the future. A glimpse of this future played out Friday night as the couple made their first official public appearance together at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert in New York.

In lighter moments, Robach and Holmes joked about leaning on marijuana edibles and wine to cope and Holmes’ unsuccessful attempt to launch a rap career.

“Amy said to me at one point, ‘You should think about rapping.’ She’d had some wine. But now I got stuff to rap about!” Holmes quipped.

The podcast seems a strategically smart move, allowing the pair to profit from interest in their relationship on their own terms while potentially rehabilitating their image.

As crisis management expert Eric Dezenhall told Fox News, “They’re no longer ignoring the problem. Now they can expose parts of themselves that contradict the initial scandal.”

Indeed, early reactions to the podcast highlight Robach and Holmes’ resilience. As entertainment site TheThings remarked:

It’s clear Amy and TJ have been through the wringer this year. But rather than hide from the scandal, they are facing it head-on as a couple.

What’s indisputable is that Robach and Holmes share a profound bond, forged by trauma. They end the debut episode gazing into each other’s eyes, affirming their commitment:

We’re going to choose love, over and over again.

Where Robach and Holmes go from here is anyone’s guess. But one thing is clear – they’re in it together.

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