A newsworthy relationship. GMA3 cohosts Amy Robach and T. J. Holmesreported romance made headlines in November 2022 when the TV personalities — both married to other people — were photographed getting cozy on several outings throughout the month.
The photos, first published by the Daily mail, showed the pair holding hands in a car, laughing at a bar in New York City and spending time together in the state. One shot showed Holmes playfully placing his hand on his colleague’s back.
The ABC personalities, who started hosting the third hour of Good morning America in 2020 documented their friendship through social media before they both shut down their Instagram accounts in the wake of the scandal. (Robach’s husband, Andrew Shuehas since deleted all photos with the NBC news alum, while Homes wife, Marilee Fiebighas a private profile.)
Robach and Holmes trained for marathons together – at the Weekend Today alum’s suggestion – and traveled on business, covering events for GMA3 that included a trip to the UK for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2021.
The relationship between the journalists “bloomed out of a close friendship,” a source told exclusively Us weekly in November 2022 after the photos surfaced. “They always had a spark and their work trips together brought them even closer.”
Eagle-eyed viewers quickly tuned in GMA3 after releasing the photos. Robach (who is the mother of two daughters with ex-husband Tim McIntosh and stepmother to Shue’s three sons) and Holmes (who shares a daughter with Fiebig and two children with ex-wife Amy Ferson) only appeared in two episodes before the anchors were pulled from the network during the scandal. During the initial broadcasts, they did not address the situation in the broadcast, although they seemed to joke about it.
“Too bad it’s Friday. It’s been a great week. I just want this one to go on and on and on. Just enjoying. … Take it all in,” Holmes joked on December 2, 2022.
Robach disagreed, joking, “Speak for yourself.”
The following Monday, the two were replaced by Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez.
TMZ reported at the time that ABC President Kim Godwin said at a meeting that the cohosts’ relationship is an “internal and external distraction.” Variety further claimed that ABC News “wanted to do what’s best for the organization.”
As for the reaction of Robach and Holmes’ colleagues, an insider told exclusive Us that the GMA the staff for the most part all knew something was going on between Amy and TJ, they were always playful with each other, like two people dating,” the insider said in December 2022. “Amy and TJ didn’t seem that they were while they no longer wanted to keep their relationship a secret, everyone in the office could tell for months that there was a spark between them.
Keep scrolling to see Robach and Holmes’ relationship timeline: