Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, once prominent co-hosts of GMA3, have recently opened up about the challenges they faced during the past year following allegations of an affair between them. This revelation comes a year after the initial rumors surfaced, sparking a widespread controversy.
Robach candidly discussed the circumstances surrounding the onset of their relationship, stating, "At the time those photos were taken, my inner circle knew I was amidst a divorce. I removed my ring in early August, making my situation quite apparent to those close to me.
T.J., being more reserved, opted to keep his personal matters private."
Public Scrutiny Challenges
Addressing the public scrutiny they faced, Robach added, "The difficulty lay in the fact that our viewers, and those outside our immediate circle, were unaware of either of our divorces.
That initial period was about setting the record straight, which was a significant hurdle for us." T.J. Holmes shared insights into his personal life, particularly how he was dealing with the effects of his divorce on his family.
"My ten-year-old daughter, Sabine, was adjusting to a new family dynamic," he explained. "At that point, my priority was her well-being, rather than making public statements about my personal life." Holmes, who alongside Robach was later replaced on the morning show following the revelation of their relationship, reflected on his decision not to disclose his personal matters to network executives.
"In hindsight, perhaps we made some missteps," he conceded. The affair drew criticism from Holmes' ex-wife, Marilee, who openly expressed her disapproval of his discretion during the onset of his relationship with Robach. On the other hand, Andrew, Robach's ex-husband, has yet to make any public comments regarding their split.
Both Robach and Holmes also shared the personal toll the controversy took on them, including its impact on their professional lives. Robach recounted a particularly distressing moment when she rushed to Holmes' apartment after receiving an alarming text from him.
She also expressed her own struggles, questioning her future in the industry. "The uncertainty was overwhelming – questioning who still supported me, whether I'd work again, or if my side of the story would ever be believed," she said. "Fortunately, we had each other's support through this trying time."