Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes Break Silence on Affair Allegations After “Year of Hell”
The former GMA3 cohosts—whose romance became the center of controversy when they were photographed during a getaway in November 2022—are detailing their relationship for the first time, sharing that it’s been a “year of hell.”
“To be clear, we were outed as being in a relationship,” T.J. said during the Dec. 5 premiere of their self-titled podcast, “but everyone else thought we were being outed as adulterous, being outed as cheating on our spouses and it wasn’t the case. Because the odd thing is that the day those pictures were taken and the day that article was released, we had both, at that point, been in divorce proceedings.”
The couple, who recently made their red carpet debut, first sparked romance rumors last fall after they were photographed together on a trip in Upstate New York. At the time, they were legally married to other people: Amy to Melrose Place alum Andrew Shue (they finalized their divorce in March) and T.J. to attorney Marilee Fiebig (who settled their divorce in October).
As Amy Robach explained of her split at the time the photos were taken, “It was one of those things where everyone in my tight circle knew I was getting divorced. I took my ring off early August. It was very clear to anyone who knew me that I was in the middle of a divorce. T.J. is a much more private person than me and just chose to keep that to himself.”
T.J. went on to note that he didn’t think to share news of his relationship with Amy right away, as he was still navigating the aspects of his split within his family.
T.J.—who, along with Amy, was replaced at the morning show after their relationship came to light—added that he didn’t tell his family, including his mom about the split from his ex.
“So why the hell am I thinking about telling an executive and the network about it?” he noted. “So that’s where our heads were. In hindsight, sure, maybe we screwed up.”
The former ABC co-hosts also recalled the controversy taking its toll on them as individuals and the possible effect in had on their careers, with Amy detailing an instance when she rushed over to T.J.’s apartment after receiving a concerning text from him and that, she herself, at times she “didn’t want to get up.”