T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, two co-hosts of “Good Morning America 3,” have been removed from the show indefinitely following a report alleging they were having a clandestine affair.
Last week, reports surfaced that the two anchors, married and have children, were “locked in a passionate romance” despite being married for 12 years.
The relationship between the two had not violated company policy, but ABC News President Kim Godwin stated that it was an “internal and external distraction.”
A representative for Holmes and Robach recently spoke out, claiming that the relationship started over the past few months after they both separated from their respective spouses in August. They had not told anyone, even at ABC, out of fear of the potential scandal.
The 45-year-old Holmes has a nine-year-old daughter with wife, attorney Marilee Fiebig, 44, and another daughter and son from a prior relationship.
Robach, 49, has two daughters from her first marriage and her husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, 55, has three sons.
Transportation correspondent Gio Benitez and national correspondent Stephanie Ramos have been temporarily brought in as replacements for the couple.