Controversial Good Morning America anchor T.J. Holmes is once again in the headlines amid fresh claims he was romantic with a third woman who worked at the network.
The journalist has been under fire along with GMA co-anchor Amy Robach after it was alleged two weeks ago that the pair were having a secret relationship since March, while still married to their respective spouses.
Soon after their romance was made public, when they were photographed on a cosy getaway in upstate New York after Thanksgiving, Page Six alleged Holmes was also romantically involved with a producer who worked at the US ABC studios but resigned well before Holmes’ alleged affair with Robach was revealed.
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Now, a separate source claims to Entertainment Tonight that Holmes was entangled with a third woman, who also no longer works at the network.
While not much is known about that alleged liaison, a source at ET is spilling more details about how Holmes’ wife, attorney Marilee Fiebig, became suspicious of his friendship with Robach in August when they were holidaying in the Bahamas for his 45th birthday.
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According to the source, Fiebig – his wife of 12 years – stumbled across a birthday card Robach had written for her co-anchor.
“They had already been through so much trying to fix their marriage after his affair with the former GMA producer and then she saw a birthday card from Amy that was way too familiar,” the source says. “[Marilee] was done after that.”
Various outlets report Holmes and Fiebig were separated that same month.
“She’s devastated. She had no idea … They were trying to work it out,” a separate source told Page Six.
Meanwhile, it’s believed Robach and her husband, Melrose Place alum Andrew Shue, also ended their 12-year marriage in August and are in the process of finalising their divorce.
“Amy and Andrew are divorcing, it’s almost finalised. He moved out earlier this summer,” the source claimed. “They’ve constantly had problems over the years and they finally broke up.”
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Holmes and Robach have since been taken off, with TMZ reporting bigwigs at ABC made the decision to pull the pair off the show as the situation was an “internal and external distraction”.
The outlet reports ABC News’ President, Kim Godwin, made the announcement during an editorial call on Monday morning, blindsiding Holmes and Robach, who were only told of the decision yesterday morning.
“I want to say that while that relationship is not a violation of company policy, I have really taken the last few days to think about and work through what I think is best for the ABC News organisation,” ABC News’ President Kim Godwin reportedly said on the call, per the outlet.
“This is something I’m not going to talk, we’re not going to talk about on this call until there is more to be said. I’m asking that we stop the whispering in the hallways. You know, we can’t operate with gossip, and speculation and rumours. We need to stay focused on the work.”
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