Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes celebrate ABC exit with happy embrace in LA
T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach appear to be thrilled following their departure from ABC.
The ex-“GMA3” anchors-turned-lovers were spotted excitedly embracing each other after leaving a restaurant in Los Angeles on Friday, mere hours after they signed exit agreements with their former employer.
Robach, 49, was photographed in photos obtained by the Daily Mail giving Holmes, 45, a hug with her legs wrapped around his waist as she held her up with his arms around her back.
In other images, the two were seen laughing together, holding hands and sharing a kiss as they soaked in the LA sun.
Holmes dressed casual for the outing, wearing a pair of blue jeans, a black hoodie, black and white sneakers and sunglasses.
Meanwhile, Robach rocked a pair of shades, high-waisted jeans, a gray cardigan and a pair of brown open-toe heels.
The couple’s latest outing took place sometime on Friday evening, which sources previously told Page Six was when the former co-hosts and ABC got their deals “signed, executed and done.”
A spokesperson from ABC News later confirmed the news in a statement, saying, “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.
“We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
Page Six also obtained a copy of an email ABC News President Kim Godwin sent to the network’s staff, in which she called Holmes and Robach’s romance a “distraction.”
“I want to share with you that we’ve reached a decision about T.J. and Amy,” Godwin wrote in the memo.
“I know that this has been a distraction for so many of us, but let’s not forget all the great work that continues to make ABC News the #1 news network in America, and that’s because of you.”
She concluded, “I want to thank you again for your patience and professionalism during this time.”
Godwin also told ABC employees that an announcement about Holmes and Robach’s replacement will come at a later time.
The pair’s relationship first went public in November 2022, after pictures of the two holding hands surfaced. In one of the scandalous images, Holmes could be seen grabbing Robach’s butt as she leaned over.
Godwin then pulled the anchors from the air as the network conducted an investigation into their in-office romance.
As the probe was underway, it was reported that Holmes — who has been married to Marilee Fiebig since 2010 — was allegedly in romantic flings with several other employees, including former intern Jasmin Pettaway and married producer Natasha Singh.
Robach — who tied the knot with Andrew Shue in 2010 — was reportedly “blindsided” by Homes’ alleged affairs. However, the two have continued to remain a united front.
During ABC’s exit talks with Robach, the network reportedly accused her of having alcohol in her dressing room, which violates their company policy.
However, a source told Page Six that the bottles were sealed, and she wasn’t the one who brought them into the office.
“That’s how ridiculous that has gotten. In media, you get sent bottles [as gifts] and the bottles in her room were sealed,” an insider told us.
“They are using any excuse,” the source added. “Other people in the office also have alcohol, it’s everywhere and it’s unopened.”
Holmes filed for divorce from Fiebig, the mother of his youngest daughter Sabine, 10, in late December. Meanwhile, a source told Page Six last month that Shue and Robach’s divorce was “almost finalized.”