In November, reports broke of an alleged workplace affair between Good Morning America 3 hosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach. It seems the friendship veered into romantic territory when the two were training for the New York City Half Marathon in March. The caveat: both were married at the time.
Wednesday, December 28, Holmes filed for divorce from his second wife, Marilee Fiebig, amidst the alleged affair. The couple has been married for nearly 13 years, and their daughter Sabine will be ten in January.
Fiebig, an immigration attorney, was apparently “blindsided” by the reported affair. One source had reported that though the couple had been separated for several months, they were attempting to “work things out” when news of the extramarital romance surfaced.
The informant added that Fiebig is “devastated” and “had no idea” of Holmes’ infidelity. As ABC is investigating the relationship between its anchors, it has uncovered alleged interactions between T.J. Holmes and at least two other employees. One of them is Natasha Singh, a married producer.
In March 2020, Holmes posted a tenth-anniversary tribute to his wife that raised several eyebrows. Almost more of a roast than romantic, the throwback wedding photos included captions such as, “Despite my best efforts, she remained married to me the past ten years.” And “I gave her plenty of reasons, excuses, and opportunities to walk her fine a%* out the door.”
He then praised Fiebig’s “built-in black woman superpower” by showing him “grace and patience.” He jested that asking for another decade together would be “too much,” deeming another ten months would be “a stretch” and just another ten weeks would be “lucky.” He concluded, “If she puts up with me another ten days, I would be grateful.”
Robach was married to her second husband, actor Andrew Shue, when her relationship with Holmes dramatically shifted. A source close to Robach had previously confirmed that Shue had “moved out earlier this summer,” and it is reported that their divorce is nearly finalized.
This reported conduct could have professional consequences for Holmes and Robach. In addition to tarnishing their public image, the alleged affair might impact their careers.
The pair were taken off-air from GAM3 earlier in December, pending an internal review. ABC News president Kim Godwin made the decision, stating that while the alleged affair does not violate company policy, the measure was taken in the best interest of the “Good Morning America” brand.
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