GMA host Robin Roberts spoke to co-workers T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach after she heard rumors about their affair, colleagues have claimed.
Holmes and Robach who have been each married, are each mentioned to have left their respective companions after an alleged months-long affair grew to become public earlier this week because of an explosive DailyMail.com unique.
It has now been revealed that hypothesis had swirled across the couple for years – presumably as early as 2017 – with chief anchor Roberts amongst these conscious of the claims.
One supply alleged to Page Six Roberts ‘pulled them each apart and principally mentioned, ‘Stop it.”
Roberts reportedly determined to deal with the rumor head on after listening to about them within the newsroom whereas engaged on the primary rated US morning present.
Holmes is claimed to have flatly denied the allegations on the time when requested.
Lead anchor on Good Morning America Robin Roberts confronted co-workers T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach after she had heard rumors of an affair swirling within the newsroom
When T.J. Holmes was requested straight about the rumors by Roberts he denied it and went to ABC bosses to alerts them of the rumors which can have surfaced as early as 2017
In truth, Holmes grew to become so involved about the rumors he tried to get forward of the state of affairs and went to bosses to alert them and deny something was occurring.
‘He was a correspondent on the time, and he did not need Robin pondering that about him. He went to [ABC brass] and received forward of it to dismiss it as a result of it wasn’t true,’ one other supply to the New York Post revealed.
Holmes went on to Michael Corn, the previous govt producer of GMA insisting ‘it was completely not true, and it freaked them out. Amy and T.J.’s friendship took a success when the rumors began.’
Robach and Holmes have been noticed having fun with each other’s company in bars off Times Square near the ABC studios the place the morning present is broadcast from.
Rumors about the pair are mentioned to have been swirling as early at 2017. The pair are pictured right here in May 2016 on Kentucky Derby day with lead GMA anchor, Robin Roberts, proper
Robach is believed to have left her husband, Andrew Shue, in the summertime.
Holme had additionally been separated from his spouse, Marilee Fiebig, for the final 4 months however the couple have been mentioned to have been ‘attempting work issues out’ along with her being ‘blindsided’ and ‘devastated’ by the affair.
All 4 people have been mentioned to have been shut and even head out on double dates collectively.
On Friday, no point out of the scandal was talked about in the course of the couple’s afternoon present, GMA3.
‘They’re not ashamed. They’re two consenting adults, who ended up loving one another,’ one other supply advised Page Six.
GMA3 co-hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes noticed holding fingers in cozy snaps
Earlier on Friday, after GMA3’S taping, Robach was seen in public for the primary time as she moved out of the New York City residence she shared with estranged husband Andrew Shue
EXCLUSIVE: ‘It’s nice, I’m pleased to be going to work!’ Amy Robach is all smiles now that the cat’s out of the bag and she will flaunt her love affair with GMA3 co-host T.J. Holmes – as she’s seen MOVING OUT of residence she shared with husband Andrew Shue
By Karen Ruiz and Laura Collins, Chief Investigative Reporter for DailyMail.com
Embattled GMA co-hosts and lovers Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes lastly appeared to acknowledge the drama surrounding their clandestine affair on-air for the primary time for the reason that relationship was uncovered.
The couple, who’ve remained tight-lipped since DailyMail.com earlier this week revealed the 2 have been secretly relationship regardless of being married, all however confirmed their romance Friday by awkwardly laughing off the scandal as they opened the present.
Holmes, 45, welcomed viewers to the lunchtime program with a tongue-in-cheek comment alluding to the controversy, joking that it has been a ‘nice week’ for the information anchor.
‘You know, it is too dangerous it is Friday. It’s been an incredible week,’ he mentioned sarcastically, drawing giggles from Robach, who responded with: ‘Is it?’
‘I simply need this one to maintain going and going and going,’ he replied. ‘Just get pleasure from it. Take all of it in.’
Robach shot again: ‘Speak for your self. I’m excited about the weekend. And I’m certain everybody else is just too.’
‘We all love our Fridays round right here. Some of us do, at the very least,’ she added as they each laughed nervously.
Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes lastly alluded to their secret love affair on air for the primary time by awkwardly laughing off the scandal as they opened Friday’s present
The two lovers broke out in giggles throughout GMA3’s opening phase after Holmes, 45, joked that it has been a ‘nice week’
Robach and Holmes broke out in giggles once more throughout a well being and wellness phase about utilizing artwork remedy for stress reduction after they joked that they have been ‘taking artwork lessons this weekend’
In one other refined quip later within the present, each Robach and Holmes broke out in giggles once more throughout a well being and wellness phase about stress reduction with fellow co-host Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
As Ashton listed the advantages of artwork remedy, one of which helps decrease stress, Robach replied snickering: ‘We ought to get an artwork desk.’
Holmes, laughing, then chimed in saying: ‘We are taking artwork lessons this weekend, Dr. Ashton.’
The co-stars look like taking the scandal in stride as they proceed to anchor the information with out responding to the explosive report that has sparked a PR nightmare for ABC and disrupted the tv program.
Earlier on Friday, after the present’s taping, Robach was seen transferring out of the New York City residence she as soon as shared along with her now estranged husband Andrew Shue, the place she broke her silence on the controversy for the primary time.
Robach appeared in good spirits regardless of the scandal, smiling and waving to the cameras earlier than politely answering questions from DailyMail.com.
When requested if she had something to say, Robach replied: ‘It’s been nice. I’ve gotten quite a bit of assist. And, you realize, I respect the whole lot, and I’m pleased to be going to work,’ earlier than getting right into a black service automotive.
Holmes was additionally seen in a while Friday operating out of his condo and moving into an Uber alone
Wearing a pink pea coat, black pants, and darkish sun shades, the 49-year-old smiled coyly as she headed inside her condo
The GMA3 host was joined by three assistants and a transferring crew who helped her transfer her belongings out of the condo
Just exterior the three-bedroom condo unit, which Holmes was photographed touring to and from a number of occasions final month, Robach and Shue’s title might be seen nonetheless listed on the constructing’s resident listing
Robach and her actor husband Andrew Shue, 55, have been married since 2010. DailyMail.com understands Shue moved out of their residence in August and that the couple has consulted with a mediator. His final look on his spouse’s Instagram account was on July 30 (left) when she posted from a vacation collectively in Greece
Robach’s mother and father have been seen arriving at her posh West Village pad in a while Friday to assist her transfer
Exclusive DailyMail.com photographs and video present the printed journalist when she arrived at her West Village condo alone.
Wearing a pink pea coat, black pants, and darkish sun shades, the 49-year-old smiled coyly as she headed inside her condo.
Robach’s mother and father have been seen becoming a member of her shortly after to supply their ethical assist.
She arrived in a black SUV and was joined by three assistants who held the doorways open for her as she stepped in and out of the house.
A transferring crew was additionally seen carrying massive containers and baggage of Robach’s belongings out of the condo and loading them onto a truck.
Just exterior the condo unit, which Holmes was photographed touring to and from a number of occasions final month, Robach and Shue’s title can nonetheless be seen listed on the constructing’s resident listing.
The estranged couple, who married in 2010, purchased the three-bedroom, two-bath Barrow Street property in 2018 for $4million, in response to ET.
The marital residence was reportedly placed on the market again in September – after Shue is claimed to have realized of his spouse’s romance with Holmes – however solely simply bought for $5.2million in mid-November, proper earlier than Robach’s affair got here to mild.
The estranged couple, who married in 2010, purchased the three-bedroom, two-bath Barrow Street property in 2018 for $4million, in response to ET
The condo was reportedly placed on the market again in September – after Shue is claimed to have realized of his spouse’s romance with Holmes
The property, nevertheless, solely simply bought for $5.2million in mid-November, proper earlier than Robach’s affair got here to mild, in response to reviews
A employee from the Piece of Cake transferring service removes merchandise after merchandise from Amy Robach’s West Village residence. Boxes, a desk and mild fittings have been seen being loaded onto the truck
Moving crew strikes Amy Robach’s belongings out of her West Village condo amid affair scandal
Shue, who DailyMail.com understands realized about the affair earlier this year, moved out of the couple’s marital residence in August. Holmes, who can also be nonetheless married to spouse Marilee Fiebig, additionally moved to his personal place round that point.
Neither of the GMA hosts nor their estranged spouses have spoken publicly since their affair was uncovered.
Earlier on Friday, DailyMail.com revealed shocked ABC insiders have known as for Robach and Holmes to be fired following revelations that their on-screen chemistry and famed friendship ‘crossed the road’ right into a full-blown affair.
DailyMail.com broke the story of the couple’s illicit romance solely on Wednesday and revealed the liaison has come on the expense of each co-host’s marriages.
Now, community insiders have known as for Bob Iger, Chief Executive Officer of ABC’s dad or mum company, Disney, to ‘intervene.’
One insider advised DailyMail.com: ‘Disney must step in and take motion right here. We’re a household pleasant community and these two are usually not displaying household values or Disney’s values.’
They added: ‘Bob Iger must intervene and terminate them each. He also needs to be asking Kim Godwin [President of ABC News] how this was allowed to occur on her watch.’
Godwin has not but made any official remark about the connection however DailyMail.com has been advised that she was not conscious of it.
Workers are seen transferring containers of personal gadgets and furnishings out of the condo Amy Robach and estranged husband Andrew Shue as soon as shared, on Friday afternoon
Robach’s mother and father have been seen becoming a member of her on the condo constructing to point out their daughter ethical assist
When DailyMail.com first contacted ABC for remark we have been advised that Holmes ‘adamantly denied’ the connection.
Only as soon as our explosive photos have been printed Wednesday did it appear to develop into clear to him that ‘deny, deny, deny’ was not a method that was going to work.
Hours later, Holmes was seen internet hosting GMA3 alone.
It shouldn’t be recognized whether or not this was at all times the plan or whether or not the community – now scrambling to provide you with a injury management technique – unexpectedly reshot the present. But he appeared uncomfortable and on edge.
Then on Thursday when each Holmes and Robach returned to the present collectively for first the time, they carried on as typical, with no dialogue about Amy’s absence the day earlier than or any point out of their affair. Neither have been carrying their marriage ceremony rings.
Sources have slammed ABC and the co-hosts’ response – or lack thereof- as ‘appalling’ and a ‘massively embarrassing’ for the community.
Another ABC insider admitted that the connection was not a secret internally however that its public publicity had come as a shock.
They mentioned: ‘We all knew. This was not a secret internally. We’re shocked that it has lastly been made public although.’
Adding to the sense of dismay is the unhappiness many employees really feel for Robach and Holmes’s spouses of 12 years, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue and legal professional Marilee Fiebig.
A sequence unique DailyMail.com photographs printed on Wednesday revealed their intimate relationship, with the pair seen occurring dates across the metropolis and touring to and from one another’s houses all through the month of November
Amy Robach, 49, made an ungainly return to GMA3 on Thursday taking her typical seat – between her co-star lover T.J. Holmes and correspondent Jennifer Ashton – and presenting the lunchtime program with out mentioning her absence yesterday
Holmes was seen with out his marriage ceremony ring for the primary time on the present a day after his affair was revealed
One mentioned: ‘Everyone cherished Andrew at ABC and we felt so dangerous for him. He is Billy from Melrose Place for God’s sake, what the hell is Amy doing? And T.J. oh T.J. – there may be a lot extra to his story.’
They continued: ‘We’re all hoping the women of The View discuss about this as everybody within the community and our bureaus around the globe actually are.’
The couple’s brazen try and ignore the drama additionally took viewers unexpectedly on Twitter.
‘Raise your hand if you happen to have been as shocked as me to see each Amy & TJ on #GMA3 right this moment? Amy did look uncomfortable!’ one person, Lina Russo, mentioned in a tweet.
‘So TJ Holmes & his work bae finna act like we ain’t see what we noticed yesterday??’ added one other.
The scandal had reportedly additionally disrupted manufacturing, as sources inform DailyMail.com Holmes was anticipated to fill-in for host Michael Strahan for GMA’s morning present Thursday however ABC later determined in opposition to it.
Later that day on GMA3, Robach returned to the present, taking her typical seat between her co-star lover and correspondent Jennifer Ashton, earlier than leaping straight into the printed with out discussing her mysterious absence from the day past.
The hosts appeared decided to point out it was business as typical on the GMA studio amid the scandal, opening the present with awkward, pleasant small discuss in what seemed to be a contrived united entrance.
‘Who’s trying ahead to the weekend?’ Holmes mentioned nervously. ‘Ahhh, me!’ Robach mentioned, prompting Holmes to answer: ‘Of course we’re.’
Another ABC insider admitted that the connection was not a secret internally however that its public publicity had come as a shock
While T.J. and Amy initially appeared decided to not be seen collectively by standing 20 ft other than one another, the 2 ultimately got here collectively as their journey arrived and headed to his condo
The two co-anchors, whose on-screen chemistry has captivated audiences since they joined GMA’s third hour in 2020, have been seen laughing and cozying up to one another on the pub after a morning of filming on November 10
The hosts carried on like regular for the rest of this system, with Robach and Holmes even presenting one vacation baking phase collectively with out Ashton.
Both journalists shut down their social media accounts shortly after the bombshell story was printed, however neither have commented on their entanglement.
Prior to deactivating her Instagram on Wednesday it appeared Robach had already develop into conscious of the general public hypothesis regarding her marriage.
The TV star restricted feedback on her posts after eagle-eyed customers observed her lacking marriage ceremony ring in photographs in addition to her absent husband, who was final featured on her profile in August.