Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes are OUT at “GMA3” and ABC.
The news network and mid-morning news program seemed unfazed by the scandalous exit of the dating co-hosts.
Their relationship made headlines in late November 2022 while both TV personalities were still in their respective marriages.
Amy Robach & T.J. Holmes Get The Axe From ABC
Their infidelity and behind-the-scenes relationship caused quite the stir at the network and among co-workers.
Fans and viewers of “GMA3” may have noticed a subtle dig made at Robach and Holmes’ expense.
Monday’s show introduction made ZERO mention of the co-hosts turned couple.
“Now from Times Square, here’s what you need to know,” is what the new voiceover intro says.
It formerly introduced the show hosts by name.
“GMA3” Intro Makes No Mention Of Robach Or Holmes
The couple was temporarily taken off-air for the months of December and January while the network did an internal investigation.
Their positions at the “GMA3” news desk were filled-in by DeMarco Morgan, Rhiannon Ally and Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
None of the current co-hosts touched on Robach and Holmes’ exit.
The Blast previously reported that the former hosts were in mediation with ABC, network lawyers and their respective attorneys.
Mediation began on Thursday, January 26th and ended on the same day.
The network cut ties with Robach and Holmes, but the co-hosts will not walk away empty handed.
“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,” the network told Variety in a statement. “We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
“It’s Best For Everyone That They Move On From ABC News”
The couple will walk away with payouts per their respective contracts.
TMZ reported the mediation session was “extremely contentious.” ABC executives accused Robach and Holmes of various forms of misconduct.
One sourced called it a “witch” hunt.
The accusations against Robach were wild!
The outlet reports that one of the accusations is that Robach had liquor in her dressing room, which is a violation of policy per ABC.
A source deemed the accusation “ridiculous” and alleged some of the bottles were sent to her from top ABC News executives.
Another blow Robach had to take was an accusation that she showed up to work drunk following her attendance at the College Football National Championship game a year ago.
“INSANE” was what one source called the allegation, and said she was simply tired.
As for Robach and Holmes as an on-air team and behind-the-scenes couple, ABC execs felt they waited too long to reveal their relationship, and their “behavior on set” was “uncomfortable” for some staffers.
When their affair initially broke, the network said they didn’t believe they broke any rules given Robach and Holmes were considered equals at the show in position.
It’s unclear what accusations were brought against Holmes, but according to a source close to a former junior ABC staffer named Jasmin Pettaway, the co-anchor also had liquor in his office.
T.J. Holmes Had Relationships With Multiple Junior Staffers
An anonymous “well-placed” source dished to the Daily Mail, “He was a predator who took full advantage of his position, and he was reckless.”
It was Jasmin’s “first real job in television, and it was a big deal for her. She was looking for a mentor and she reached out to several people.”
Holmes happened to be the only responsive person, and they worked on the same shift.
Jasmin was a script coordinator at the time.
“He absolutely abused the position of trust,” the source continued. “Holmes was someone who would grab drinks and he and Jasmin started doing that. You must remember he was a correspondent at the time and he’s taking time to speak to her about work or whatever. I don’t know how long that had been going on before it got sexual, but I do know the first time it did was in his office, and he was about to go on air in a couple of hours.”
One time Holmes allegedly called Pettaway into his office and she found him drinking liquor.
“There’s like an atmosphere shift, almost an expectation that something’s going to happen, and it did,” the anonymous source explained. “They had sex and I know she was confused afterwards as to what it meant. That kind of ‘Did that just really happen?’ feeling. I mean that’s pretty risky behavior on his part.”
Another encounter Holmes and Jasmin reportedly had happened outside of the office at a public bar.
He got “handsy” with his co-worker and didn’t appear bothered if anyone saw.
“He just didn’t seem to care. You know he’s wearing his ring. He has a wife, he has a relatively high-profile job, but he wasn’t acting like he was concerned about either of those things at the time,” the source noted.
Holmes eventually dropped Jasmin as his side piece after several months of hooking up.