TJ Holmes and Amy Robach are FIRED by ABC after ‘several productive conversations’ with the lovers
TJ Holmes and Amy Robach have been fired by ABC after bosses finally made a decision about their future – three months after DailyMail.com revealed their illicit off-screen affair.
The TV anchors were unable to reach an agreement with the network over their roles at Good Morning America and their GMA afternoon show but bosses say ‘several productive conversations’ were had with the pair.
The hosts were accused of having an affair by their respective partners, with Holmes officially filing for divorce in January.
Amy Robach and TJ Holmes have been fired by bosses at ABC News
An email was sent to all staff at the network detailing the bosses decision on Friday night
The announcement of the pair’s sacking from the network came in an email sent to all staff at the network on Friday night .
‘After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News. We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.’
The email also stated how decisions will be made later on who will co-anchor GMA3 and 20/20.
‘I know that this has been a distraction for so many of us, but let’s not forget all the great work that continues to make ABC News the #1 news network in America, and that’s because of you. I want to thank you again for your patience and professionalism during this time.’ the email stated.
Holmes officially filed for divorce from his wife in January, with news breaking as he was enjoying time with his new squeeze Robach (pictured together in Miami)
Robach, 49, and Holmes, 45, had been accused by bosses of not handling their romance appropriately and waiting too long to disclose it to executives.
Sources say the network felt that their ‘behavior on set’ was ‘uncomfortable’ for ABC staff.
After the affair was exposed by DailyMail.com, ABC initially backed their two stars saying that they had not broken any rules.
ABC had until now refrained from giving a public update on the decisions around the future of the hosts – with their on-air replacements continuing to say that they were just ‘filling in’.
The co-anchors were suspended from the show after initially weathering the storm, after exclusive DailyMail.com photos showed them getting cozy in November 2022.
Initially they returned to the air on December 1, just one day after the scandal broke, and appeared to make subtle quips about their situation.
Robach, 49, and Holmes, 45, are accused of having an affair by their respective partners, with Holmes officially filing for divorce in January. The tried to keep a low profile on January 24
At first Robach and Holmes seemed determined to brazen it out – with TJ sparking disbelief when he appeared alongside Robach and made light of the scandal after their relationship became public
Four days later president of ABC Kim Godwin announced that they would not appear on air because their relationship was a ‘internal and external distraction.’
Robach and Holmes were seen together at a New York City pub on Monday.
The two met up for drinks at The Full Shilling bar on Pearl Street, not too far from Holmes’s Financial District apartment where Amy has been spending a lot of time in recent weeks, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show.
They arrived separately and once inside opted for the bar’s very cozy and private seating area, also known as a ‘snug’ – a small enclosed room typically found at traditional old Irish pubs where patrons could drink discreetly.
ABC had refrained from giving a public update on the decisions around the future of the hosts – with their replacement continuing to say that they were just ‘filling in’
Sources say that the network felt that their ‘behavior on set’ was ‘uncomfortable’ for ABC staff who witnessed it
Both Holmes and Robach have been married to their respective spouses since 2010. It is not known when or how Holmes’s wife, 44-year-old attorney, Marilee Fiebig, (pictured together in 2012) and Robach’s husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, 55, (pictured right in March 2022) learned of the romance, but both couples are said to have split up in August this year
DailyMail.com revealed Holmes and Robach’s friendly relationship on air has evolved into a full blown secret romance off-screen, in recent months. The two are pictured having flirty post-filming drinks at a New York City bar on Thursday November 10
The couple was seen having a relaxing break over Christmas together, and were pictured by DailyMail.com kissing as they went for lunch in Miami, Florida.
They had tried to keep their distance in the immediate aftermath of the story breaking, as sources questioned whether the relationship could survive the onslaught of attention.
After DailyMail.com revealed that both the married co-anchors were having an affair, both Holmes’ and Robach’s 12-year marriages were left in tatters – with both couples splitting after learning of the illicit romance.
Robach shares daughters Ava, 19, and Analise, 16, with ex-husband Tim McIntosh. The duo also divorced in 2008.
Just days before Christmas, they were seen enjoying a low-key lunch at the Capital Grill near Holmes’s apartment in the Financial District.
Good Morning America co-hosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach spent a weekend shacked up in a cozy cottage in the Shawangunk Mountain region, checking out of their rental on Sunday November 13. Holmes was seen giving his lover a playful squeeze from behind as she packed up the car
The secret lovers did not spend Thanksgiving together, but wasted no time reuniting, when they were snapped traveling back and forth between each other’s apartments in Manhattan on November 28
At first Robach and Holmes seemed determined to brazen it out – with TJ sparking disbelief when he appeared alongside Robach and made light of the scandal after their relationship became public.
Then, speaking on Friday December 2, he joked that it had been ‘a great week’ and that he wished it would ‘just keep going.’
Their next move was to claim that they were ‘openly dating’ and speak about ‘growing their relationship.’
When Holmes was first approached for comment by DailyMail.com, his knee-jerk reaction was a career-saving attempt to ‘adamantly deny’ the relationship existed at all.
Sources later told DailyMail.com that while the two have accepted the fate of their marriages, they don’t want to ‘jeopardize their futures with the network any more than they already have.’