‘GMA3’ hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach on ABC’s Following Affair
They were previously suspended from the show in December.
After a highly publicized romance that sent the gossip world into a frenzy, TJ Holmes and Amy Robach are out on ABC. The channel has severed ties with the former anchors of “GMA3”. Deadline. A representative for “GMA3” ABC News did not immediately respond to IndieWire’s request for comment.
According to TMZ, the decision came after a mediation session on Thursday regarding the future of the two anchors. He was previously suspended from their show – which he co-hosted with Jennifer Ashton – in December. The report further claims that the broadcast was controversial, with ABC disputing that they did not reveal their romantic relationships with the leads and their behavior on set, which allegedly “made the crew uncomfortable”. Mediation is expected to continue negotiating the details of the exit, but both will receive their contractual payments.
Holmes and Robach have served as co-hosts of the afternoon spinoff of the “Good Morning America” franchise, “GMA3,” since Holmes joined the program in September 2020. Last November, after The Daily Mail reported that the two were in a relationship. posted photos of them on a “romantic weekend” trip to upstate New York. The news was scrutinized on social media, as Holmes and Robach are both married, although separated from their spouses. Holmes is married to attorney Marilee Fiebig and recently filed for divorce, while Robach is married to actor and “Melrose Place” star Andrew Shue.
Additional reports from tabloids such as TMZ and Page Six claimed that the affair was kept well hidden at work, and that the news caught many of their co-workers at “Good Morning America” and ABC off guard. After reports of their relationship surfaced, Holmes and Robach hosted an episode of the show without acknowledging the rumors surrounding them, and were suspended by ABC the following week. Since then, several interim hosts have been added, including Stephanie Ramos, Gio Benetiz and DeMarco Morgan.
ABC News President Kim Godwin, when announcing the decision to suspend Holmes and Robach at the channel’s staff meeting in December, said the two’s relationship did not violate company policy. In an interview with IndieWire, attorney Amory McAndrew explained that while the relationship isn’t specifically prohibited by the network’s terms, the network can still fire them as long as they cover any financial terms in their contracts.
“They could say, ‘You didn’t break a policy, but we just want you out of here,'” McAndrew said.
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