Good Morning America co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach have been working together since they both joined GMA3: What You Need To Know in 2014. Both have had incredibly successful careers and have interviewed some of the most notable people in news, but recently their careers have not been the reason for Amy and T.J. being in the spotlight. Below is everything you need to know about their speculated romantic relationship, their respective spouses, and their eventual exit from ABC News as of January 27, 2023.
Who Are T.J. Holmes & Amy Robach?
Amy, who is from St. Joseph, Michigan, is a popular TV personality and news anchor. Not only is she a co-anchor on the GMA program, but she is also a co-anchor on The TODAY Show, 20/20, and previously ABC World News Tonight. The blonde beauty graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 where she studied journalism and communication.
Her co-anchor, T.J. is also an impressive journalist! The 45-year-old is, as mentioned above, is a co-host of GMA3: What You Need To Know alongside Amy. Prior to that, he has also been on ABC’s World News Now, America This Morning, and he’s even appeared on CNN Newsroom. The West Memphis, Arkansas native is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
Are T.J. Holmes & Amy Robach Married?
Both of the Emmy-nominated news anchors are married to other people. Amy, for her part, has been married to her estranged husband, Andrew Shue since 2010. Most recently, PEOPLE reported that the couple is “separated” and has been since August 2022. The outlet’s source revealed that the two had allegedly been having marital issues for awhile. “The woman had cancer for a long time. She was very preoccupied with that,” they said. “Stuff with her and Andrew was difficult starting early summer this year and they had issues before.”
Amy and Andrew have a blended family of five children together. Amy and her ex, Tim McIntosh welcomed two kids: Ava McIntosh, Annie McIntosh. And Andrew, for his part, welcomed his son, Nate, in 1997, along with sons, Aidan, and Wyatt with his ex-wife, Jennifer Hageney.
T.J. has also interestingly been married for the same amount of time as Amy. The news host was married to attorney Marilee Fiebeg from 2010 to October 2023. The former CNN reporter welcomed two kids with his ex, Amy Ferson, which include Brianna and Jaiden Holmes. T.J. and Marilee share one child: Sabine Holmes, who they welcomed in 2013.
Most recently, a source told US Weekly on October 16, 2023, that Amy and Marilee have not been in touch since the affair broke in 2022. “Marilee and Amy haven’t spoken since news of the affair broke,” the insider revealed. “Amy wants to find a solution so she and Marilee can be at peace with each other. She knows she will have to coparent with T.J. and Marilee, so she wants to be able to coparent in a healthy way and to coparent in their new normal. Amy doesn’t want it to be perceived as her against Marilee.”
Since Amy was declared “legally single” in April 2023, the source also revealed how pleased she is. “Amy is happy they are both finally divorced,” they added. “It was such a traumatic experience for them as well, so they’re happy it’s over and to finally be together in a better place and that it’s no longer considered an affair.” The insider also claimed that Marilee is still upset with T.J. for how the affair was handled. The source said she “still feels disappointed by the lack of respect and sensitivity toward her and their daughter.”
T.J. Holmes & Amy Robach’s Relationship Revealed
When photos of Amy and T.J. were published by Daily Mail on November 30, 2022, speculation rumors about their romantic relationship went viral. In the snapshots and video, T.J. was caught grabbing Amy’s bum in a seemingly flirty way, as she loaded up the car on their trip. They were also photographed holding hands in the back of an Uber, per the same outlet. Upon the relationship reveal, both of the co-hosts shutdown their public Instagram accounts and have yet to speak publicly about their relationship.
An inside source told PEOPLE that Amy and the father-of-three were not attempting to hide their relationship. “This was two consenting adults who were each separated. They both broke up with their spouses in August within weeks of each other,” they told the outlet on December 1, 2022. “The relationship didn’t start until after that.”
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In October 2023, the lovebirds seemed to confirm their relationship when T.J. shared several PDA-filled photos of him and Amy for the first time. They were taken at a football game at the University of Arkansas, where he once attended. They cheered on the team and held hands as they rocked stylish outfits, including a light blue blazer, dark blue checkered pants, and black sneakers for him, and a red tank top, black leather shorts, and black ankle boots for her.
Amy also took to Instagram to share a photo of their empty seats at the game, which had their names listed on them. “Hog for a night. Dawg for life #truelove,” she wrote in the caption.
T.J. Holmes & Amy Robach’s Future on ‘Good Morning America’
It was confirmed by ABC News that Amy and T.J. would be departing ABC News altogether. “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,” the news division confirmed to HollywoodLife in an emailed statement on Friday, Jan. 27. “We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions,” the network also said. A day later, on Jan. 28, Amy and T.J. were photographed hugging and sharing a kiss in Los Angeles.
Despite the two not publicly revealing the details of their relationship outside of work, Amy and T.J. were both pulled off the air of their show GMA3: What You Need To Know, as of Dec. 5, 2022. The outlet reported that ABC News’ president, Kim Godwin, allegedly had an internal conversation with staff at the time, in which she allegedly told them about Amy and T.J.’s romantic relationship. Kim also reportedly stated that neither of the hosts violated company policy, and made the decision to take them off the air to allegedly protect the brand of the company. “After a lot of thought, I am taking Amy and T.J. off the air as we figure this out,” she allegedly said to the staff, per the outlet.
While they remained off-arm a few different anchors, including Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez, stepped in to host the show with Jennifer Ashton during Amy and T.J.’s absence. Ahead of their confirmed exit, it was reported that the two were working on negotiating their departure from ABC News, according to report from The New York Times. The insiders said that representatives for the anchors and networks met for mediation before it was ultimately decided that Amy and T.J. would both leave the network altogether.