In a candid and heartfelt conversation, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, the former co-anchors of ABC’s ‘GMA3: What You Need to Know’, broke their silence on their high-profile exit from the show and the network. On the debut episode of their new iHeartRadio podcast, ‘Amy and T.J.’, the pair opened up about their relationship and the tumultuous journey they have been on since their romance became public.
The story of Robach and Holmes is one of love, controversy, and loss. The duo shared their experiences of the past year, describing it as “a year of hell.” Holmes, 46, poignantly summarized their situation, saying, “We’re the folks who lost the jobs we love because we love each other.” Robach, 50, echoed his sentiments, emphasizing the strength of their bond and their commitment to each other despite the challenges they faced.
Their relationship, which was brought into the limelight in November 2022, sparked widespread media attention and controversy. At the time, both Robach and Holmes were in the process of divorcing their respective spouses, actor Andrew Shue and attorney Marilee Fiebig. Holmes clarified on their podcast that they were already in divorce proceedings when their relationship was exposed, countering the narrative of them being adulterers.
The couple faced a critical juncture on December 5th last year when ABC News President Kim Godwin decided to put them on hiatus following the news of their workplace romance. This decision led to their eventual departure from ABC in January, a move that the network described as mutually agreed upon for the best interests of all parties involved.
Throughout their podcast, Robach and Holmes shared insights into their thought processes and decision-making during this challenging period. They discussed the complexities of handling a burgeoning relationship in the public eye, particularly when attached to a prominent brand like ‘Good Morning America’. Holmes admitted that they failed to anticipate the magnitude of public interest their relationship would garner, acknowledging a lack of foresight in crisis management.
Despite the professional setbacks and public scrutiny, Robach and Holmes have embraced their relationship openly. They have appeared in public events together, including the recent iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2023, showcasing their commitment to each other.
In a move that symbolizes a new beginning, the launch of their podcast ‘Amy and T.J.’ marks a significant step for the couple. It not only offers them a platform to share their narrative but also represents their resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity. Their story is a testament to the complexities of love, the challenges of public life, and the pursuit of personal happiness against all odds.