Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes are finally opening up about their affair scandal and its impact on their lives. The couple opened up about their experience in a new joint podcast and revealed that Holmes had an emotional breakdown that was very scary for Robach.
Despite the scandal that cost them their jobs, Holmes and Robach said they’re “in love” and “happier than ever.” They’ve had multiple public outings and recently had a red carpet debut. Both of them ended their previous marriages to Marilee Fiebig and Andrew Shue, respectively.
Amy Robach & T.J. Holmes Open Up About Their Year
Robach and Holmes are publicly addressing their affair and how it caused them a “year of hell.” The former “GMA3” co-hosts recently released the debut episode of their “Amy and T.J” podcast, in which they reflected on the world’s reaction to their secret relationship.
Robach got emotional as she revealed that there were multiple days where she “wanted to die,” which was “something I never experienced before in my life.” She said, “I just didn’t want to get up. I didn’t want to see what new headlines was going to be out there.”
Holmes and Robach had never addressed the affair nor the fallback on their personal lives and careers since it became public news. However, during their conversation on the podcast, the former ABC personalities described themselves as “the folks who lost the jobs they love because they love each other.”
T.J. Holmes Had A Breakdown After The Scandal And ‘Weed Edibles’
Later on, Robach also teared up while discussing the “dark” period Holmes experienced after the scandal began. The TV personality said the period was so scary she had to do a “welfare check” on him, which was an extremely “terrifying” experience that she said she’d “never forget.”
Roback explained that her panic started when Holmes began sending messages written “in the past tense” and how several ABC producers said they had difficulty trying to contact him. The journalist said she was “so afraid that he had done something” that she got her Dad to go with her to Holmes’ apartment and enlisted the doorman’s help to access the place.
She said, “You were just splayed out on your bed. I ran to you and said, ‘T.J.,’ and you didn’t move. It was the most awful thing having to touch your body and see if you were warm. I was so afraid. You were just incoherent.” Holmes also recalled the incident and said, “That day was essentially me getting off work and pounding vodka. I didn’t stop for several hours and took who knows how many weed edibles.”
The Couple Are Very Happy Together
Despite their negative experiences together, Robach and Holmes assured fans that they’re still “in love” and “happier than ever.” They gushed about their love for each other and said their relationship is “stronger and better.” Sources have previously said that the duo are planning their lives and future together and might get engaged soon.
The debut episode of their podcast was released on the anniversary of the day Holmes and Robach were suspended from their ABC positions. Since that time, the couple have been more public with their romance, including several dates within and outside the U.S. Last weekend, they made their red carpet debut as an official couple at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2023.
Amy Robach And T.J. Holmes Ended Their Marriages
At the time of their affair going public, Holmes and Robach were married to Marilee Fiebig and Andrew Shue respectively. They have since denied their relationship being an affair and said the marriages were already over by the time they got together.
Holmes and Fiebig finally settled their divorce recently, almost a year after the affair went public. According to Page Six, the final settlement paperwork was submitted on October 11th but has now been sealed.
A certificate of dissolution has also been processed, but the divorce judgment and settlement papers are still pending. Holmes and Fiebig are parents to a 10-year-old daughter, Sabine, who currently stays with her mother.
Roach has also ended her marriage to Shue, but it was a much quieter process than her partners’. The former couple finalized their divorce about four months after the scandal began and amicably split their assets through a mediation process. Robach and Shue had no kids and will share custody of their dog, Brody.