Good Morning America root rats T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, who were busted having an affair, have been taken off air just days after the allegations went viral.
The US Sun reports that presenters Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez will host the spin-off show GMA3 while ABC decides how best to move forward with the alleged scandal.
“There is massive confusion internally,’ a source told the Daily Mail.
“ABC News executive Kim [Godwin] has taken them off the air while they deal with this internally.”
Sources have told Page Six that in 2016, Holmes and the show’s producer Natasha Singh supposedly started a fling that lasted until 2019. At the time, he was a correspondent for the show and hadn’t been given the hosting duties just yet.
According to one source, Robach used to be the person Holmes and Singh would seek support from regarding their adulterous ways.
“Amy was the person they went to talk to about their affair and marriages,” a source told the publication.
It’s worth noting that another source denied Robach was the gossip gatherer.
“She didn’t know about the affair until it was in its final stages. They told her about it right at the end,” they said.
According to the Daily Mail, Singh’s affair with Holmes resulted in the end of her marriage to film producer Garrett Braren. Braren’s credits include the 2000 cult classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Singh was contacted by Page Six but responded with “no comment”.
In response, the internet has already started casting the hypothetical documentary about this affair saga which now spans three separate marriages.
Regardless of whether you think casting a documentary about a TV show’s affair saga is poor taste, I think we can all agree that these picks are spot on.
Reese Witherspoon as Amy Robach pic.twitter.com/QaPjByXXkK— Mr October (@Mr_October95) December 3, 2022
Zachary Quinto as Andrew Shue pic.twitter.com/MWTYxiZ1BI— Mr October (@Mr_October95) December 3, 2022
Jason Gedrick as Tim McIntosh (Amy Robachs 1st husband) pic.twitter.com/lu9p03VWRz— Mr October (@Mr_October95) December 3, 2022
Prior to this, the previous update to the story informed us that Robach would soon be filing for divorce from her husband, actor Andrew Shue.
Shue starred in Melrose Place and The Rainmaker and has been married to Robach since 2010.
A source confirmed to Page Six that “they’ve constantly had problems over the years and they finally broke up. It’s almost finalised.”
Now, onto T.J. Holmes.
A screenshot has been unearthed from 2020 when Holmes posted a very long, very awkward tribute to his wife Marilee Fiebig.
Fiebig is an immigration lawyer and the pair have been married since 2010. They have a daughter named Sabine Holmes.
The post written by Holmes has got to be one of the most cursed things I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading.
And he posted this two years ago on his wedding anniversary: pic.twitter.com/dnVyQ97ORd— Jay🇭🇳🇸🇻 (@flacita__48) November 30, 2022
“This particular #decadechallenge is a little late, but 10 years ago, Marilee Fiebig married me,” the post began.
“And despite my best efforts, she remained married to me the past 10 years. That’s not hyperbole. I’m not being dramatic. I gave her plenty of reasons, excuses, and opportunities to walk her fine ass out the doooooooor.
“But instead, with her built-in black woman superpower, she showed a grace and patience that’s incomprehensible.
“Asking her for another 10 years would be asking too much. Another 10 months? That may even be a stretch. If she gave me another 10 weeks, I should consider myself lucky.
“If she puts up with me another 10 days, I’d be grateful. But if she would even spare another 10 minutes of her time for me today, I should consider myself blessed.
“This is MARILEE FIEBIG HOLMES, y’all. And I, T. J. Holmes, do solemnly swear … that I … Was HER #decade challenge.”
Jesus fucking Christ.
The writing couldn’t have been more on the wall if he’d scribbled it there in Sharpie.
It remains to be seen whether Holmes and Robach will continue hosting Good Morning America.
A source told The Sun that “there is no way they are going to be able to stay at GMA.”
“They may not be outright fired, but they’ll be relegated to lesser roles, which will make it undesirable for them to continue.”
Huge if true, however a separate source told Page Six the pair wouldn’t face any punishment from their employer.
“All they care about is the ratings. This is ratings gold,” said the source.
The internet was been quick to respond to this info which, I won’t lie, is both devastating and incredibly juicy. Two things can be true.
Many folks have been calling the sitch out for the hot mess it is while also appreciating just how detailed the saga’s lore has become.
The Good Morning America cheating scandal is giving what a scandal needs to. High stakes (co-anchors on the most watched American newscast), audacity (65 photos of broad daylight cheating), and evidence hiding in plain sight (the guy’s anniversary post)— Jason Okundaye (@jasebyjason) December 1, 2022
me having no idea who these good morning america people were until today and still following the drama pic.twitter.com/SAlYdsFO7u— 예자 🇵🇸 (@iluvmomoo) December 1, 2022
This GMA scandal is like the try guys scandal but for people who have purchased a car/home/major appliance.— Rohita Kadambi (@RohitaKadambi) December 1, 2022
HOW MANY SEASONS OF GOOD MORNING AMERICA DO I NEED TO WATCH TO UNDERSTAND THE AFFAIR ARC???????— 5’3 (@Ian_Cornyjoe) November 30, 2022
This tj holmes and amy robach GMA cheating scandal is crazyyy, out here cheating in broad daylight in NEW YORK like it’s nothing???? mouth still on the floor from the pics pic.twitter.com/lnqttUdNB3— paige (@thapaigeturner) November 30, 2022
So TJ Holmes & his work bae finna act like we ain’t see what we saw yesterday?? 😭 pic.twitter.com/bPYizs5RsM— MBali 💫 (@TheJessieWoo) December 1, 2022
Not TJ Holmes stuttering thru THIS report knowing he was reupholstering Amy Robach’s guts 😭pic.twitter.com/K2sVzCNO51— MBali 💫 (@TheJessieWoo) December 1, 2022
In case you missed it the first time around, T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are the hosts of Good Morning America, a show that averages millions of viewers per episode.
apparently amy robach and tj holmes started having an affair while they were training for the nyc marathon, proving my long-held belief that literally nothing good comes from being a runner https://t.co/v1A6H8G4C3— marissa (taylor's version) (@MarissaSaysWhat) November 30, 2022
To frame this in terms that Australians can all understand, this would be like Sunrise hosts Kochie (David Koch) and Nat Barr cheating together in secret behind their partners backs.
It would be simply mortifying for the nation and we’d all demand a public holiday to recover.
A source told Page Six that Holmes and Robach started dating in March while they were both training for the New York Marathon.
Ok, so not only were they cheating on their spouses but they were going to run a marathon? Gross. They deserve each other.
Holmes and Robach reportedly didn’t leave their partners until August after they’d been spotted multiple times together in bars.
“They have a very cozy relationship on air, but that is what is expected,” the source said.
“But they were very careful behind the scenes to keep their affair secret. The producers at GMA are shocked to hear they are having an affair.”
The Daily Mail has since obtained images of the two getting their canoodle on in nightlife spots around New York and even a pic of Holmes giving Robach a pat on the bum.
Get a roooooom, you two!
That private investigator went to WORK, oh my 😭 pic.twitter.com/PobsNlBFxP— Kenny (@kennysroys) December 1, 2022
Fans are now speculating how these images came to exist.
Many have floated the idea that either Holmes’ or Robach’s spouses hired a private investigator to tail the pair on their secret romantic holiday.
The TJ Holmes and Amy Robach photos are crazy—it looks like someone was tailing them for months! Maybe one of the spouses hired a PI and sold the photos.— Emily St. Martin (@ByEmilyStMartin) November 30, 2022
Whoever hired that private investigator and sold the photos of TJ Holmes and Amy Robach knows how to cause a 2004-esque scandal. I’m talking pearls clutched, my niece and my mama know and they have 40+ years between them. I love it – so chaotic— 🎄Hallmark Hottie ❤️🔥 (@o_keilani) December 1, 2022
Since the story broke early on Thursday morning, Robach has nuked her Instagram account which had 516,000 followers. Prior to this she had restricted comments on her account.
Holmes, who had 104,000 followers, has also nuked his account.
More to come. More Good Morning America news, that is. Hopefully not more adultery.