Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes answered some burning questions on Tuesday’s podcast, and as promised, “nothing was off-limits.” The journalists discussed everything from who made the first move to whether marriage is on the table and if they felt former ABC News co-workers, like Robin Roberts, supported their relationship.
The world found out about their relationship in November, but Robach and Holmes had been together for several months. They realized their friendship “was evolving” into something more in summer 2022.
Robach knew her feelings were evolving as they were “spending so much time together at work.” She said they didn’t look forward to weekends because they wouldn’t be around each other. “I remember us both saying, ‘Oh, Fridays are a bummer,'” she recalled.
One person was curious about whether their Good Morning America colleagues were supportive of their relationship, and singled out Roberts in the question. Robach said they received “initial support” from colleagues.
“We initially received nothing but support, and when we first went back to work those first two days, my dressing room was filled with love and support,” she shared. (Robach and Holmes hosted GMA3 after their relationship was outed in the press, but two days later were told not to come in — and they never returned.) “Not everyone abandoned us, and we got a lot of follow-up texts. I don’t know how people feel about being aligned with us now… I actually feel like I want to be careful who I say continues to support us, but we have a lot of support from our former co-workers.”
“I think that’s a damn shame,” Holmes added, saying it’s “absolutely ridiculous” that they are “worried that if somebody is affiliated with us, that will hurt them.”
The veteran anchor has two daughters, Ava and Annalise, from her first marriage to Tim McIntosh.
Robach and Holmes married Andrew Shue and Marilee Fiebig, respectively, in 2013. They say their marriages ended in 2022.
Holmes wishes “people had a better understanding” of his and Robach’s friendship. He explained they had eight years of “foundation” built before they got together.