For ABC, it’s not always easy as 1, 2, 3.
The family-friendly network is stuck between a rock and a hard place currently.
‘Why’ you ask?
Well, maybe you didn’t hear the scandalous news involving two of their “Good Morning America” news anchors having a torrid love affair behind-the-scenes.
ABC Is Dealing With A PR Nightmare!
The Blast recently reported on Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes’ months-long affair that came to light over the weekend.
Robach and Holmes currently co-anchor the third hour of ‘GMA’ referred to as ‘GMA3.’
However, the network just decided to take both anchors OFF air until it can figure out what the next steps will be.
According to reports, ABC News President Kim Godwin informed staffers on December 5, of the co-anchors-turned-lovers temporary absence from ‘GMA3.’
She told ABC News employees during an editorial call on Monday that while Robach and Holmes did NOT violate any company policy, ABC News “wanted to do what’s best for the organization.”
Robach & Holmes Taken Off Air Temporarily
ABC News executives are staying mum on the matter with the media.
Sources tell DailyMail.com that Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez will host GMA3’ this week while ABC works out how to handle the PR nightmare.
“There is massive confusion internally,” a source said. “ABC News executive Kim [Godwin] has taken them off the air while they deal with this internally.”
Furthermore, in a recently resurfaced audition tape from 2014, Holmes said he was a “proponent of marriage.”
Holmes was auditioning for “Entertainment Tonight” and said on tape, “Marriage gets a bad rap so many times. I’m such a marriage proponent. I want everybody to get married. I think everybody should and I think you’re better off in doing so.”
Holmes married his wife, Marilee Fiebig, in 2010.
Holmes Once Said He Was A “Proponent Of Marriage”
The TV news personality was engulfed in multiple affairs with co-workers.
He reportedly had a years-long affair with a ‘GMA’ executive producer prior to his relationship with Robach.
This executive also worked with Robach at the time of their affair with Holmes. The exec reportedly left ‘GMA’ in 2017.
On Sunday, we reported on Robach and Holmes getting confronted about the affair by another ‘GMA’ co-anchor.
Veteran anchor and TV personality, Robin Roberts, reportedly confronted her co-workers about their affair years ago.
In a new report from Page Six, Roberts warned Robach and Holmes about the rumors circulating in the office regarding a possible romance between them.
Robin Roberts Confronted Robach & Holmes About Affair
Multiple sources confirmed this to the outlet.
Robach and Holmes were outed after the Daily Mail published a multitude of paparazzi photos showing the co-anchors engaging in PDA.
It must be noted, Holmes was married to Fiebig while Robach was married to Andrew Schune before leaving him in August. The former couple have been separated for four months, but were reportedly working things out.
The co-workers were spotted “canoodling” at bars near ABC News in May.
Roberts Told Them To “STOP IT!”
However, rumors of something more going on date back as far as 2017, according to PS.
An insider revealed that Roberts pulled them both aside and basically told them to “Stop it.”
When Roberts confronted them about a romance, Holmes reportedly denied it. He was allegedly so concerned about the rumors hurting his career with ABC that he went to the higher-ups and squashed them himself.
“He was a correspondent at the time, and he didn’t want Robin thinking that about him. He went to [ABC brass] and got ahead of it to dismiss it because it wasn’t true,” they said.
An additional source told the publication that Holmes went straight to former ‘GMA’ executive producer Michael Corn, because “it was absolutely not true, and it freaked them out. Amy and T.J.’s friendship took a hit when the rumors started.”
Here’s the crazy twist.
Holmes, Fiebig, Robach and Shune were reportedly close and would go on double dates.