Meet Amy Robach, the GMA host at the centre of TV’s biggest love scandal
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The news that Good Morning America co-anchors TJ Holmes and Amy Robach reportedly ended their marriages and have been in a relationship with each other has had the world talking today.
Robach and Holmes are two of the most well-known faces on American TV, and co-anchor GMA3: What You Need To Know – the afternoon spinoff to GMA, which is the number-one-rated morning show in America.
But for those not familiar with Robach, let’s meet the celebrated TV news anchor and breast cancer survivor.
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She had an alleged affair with co-host TJ Holmes
The story of what happened between Robach and her co-host TJ Holmes is still a little hazy, since neither of them have publicly addressed what’s happened just yet.
The pair met upon joining ABC News in 2014, and in 2020 began working closely together on the channel’s hit afternoon show, GMA3: What You Need To Know.
A source to Page Six claims the pair’s romance began in March around the time they were training together for the New York City half marathon.
The duo spent months preparing for the mammoth race, which sees New Yorkers run 21km around the city.
According to the pair, it was Robach who convinced Holmes to take part.
Robach and Holmes’ gushing comments about each other
“I think ‘Robes’ knew that this was a manageable distance for me,” Holmes told Page Six back in March. “Then throw in a little public shaming, a little peer pressure, plus she took advantage of my pride and ego, and here we are… I’m running a half marathon!”
In a comment that now proves more awkward than friendly, Robach even claimed that training with Holmes had been her “favourite part” of the marathon.
“It wasn’t difficult at all, and I find that my favourite part of running a race is the training because we make it social and fun,” she said at the time.
The pair reportedly left their respective partners in August and have been secretly seeing each other ever since.
One Good Morning America staffer even claimed to the publication that the pair are quite “cosy” on set.
“They have a very cosy relationship on air, but that is what is expected. But they were very careful behind the scenes to keep their affair secret. The producers at ‘GMA‘ are shocked to hear they are having an affair,” the said.
Photos from the Daily Mail have since revealed just how close Robach and Holmes have gotten over the last few months, with the pair secretly snapped looking very cosy together on multiple occasions.
She’s one of the most renowned TV hosts in America
Robach, 49, is the breaking news and fill-in host for Good Morning America, though she more regularly co-anchors with Holmes and journalist Jennifer Ashton on GMA3: What You Need To Know.
The respected television journalist, who studied journalism at the University of Georgia, was previously a national correspondent for NBC News.
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She married a baseballer, and then a Hollywood star
Robach was first married to professional baseball player Tim McIntosh, who she wed in 1996. The pair welcomed two children, Annie and Ava, but split in 2008 after 12 years of marriage.
In 2010, Robach married her now-estranged husband, actor Andrew Shue. Shue is best known for his role as Billy Campbell in ’90s TV drama Melrose Place and also had a minor role in the Matt Damon-Danny DeVito hit, The Rainmaker (1997).
Until their split this year, the pair had been steadily together for 12 years.
Shue also split from a partner before meeting Robach, having divorced his first wife, Jennifer Hageney in 2008. The pair share three sons, Nate, Aidan and Wyatt.
Robach’s Instagram handle, @ajrobachis currently disabled.
All about TJ Holmes, Holmes’ GMA co-host
Holmes, 45, is a renowned television journalist who first gained prominence as a TV anchor and correspondent for CNN.
Holmes’ estranged wife is Marilee Fiebig, who is an attorney and the Chief of Staff at entertainment agency Roc Nation. The pair married in 2010 and share two children – Sabine and Brianna.
Since 2020, he has co-anchored GMA’s afternoon spinoff show, GMA3: What You Need To Know along with Robach and journalist Jennifer Ashton.
Since the news of his affair with Robach dropped, Holmes has also disabled his Instagram account, @officialtjholmes and Twitter.
She received a shocking cancer diagnosis thanks to a GMA segment
The story of how Robach discovered she had breast cancer is quite a shocking one.
As part of a segment for Good Morning America in 2013, Robach received a mammogram. When her test results came back, doctors found a mass in her right breast. Upon further tests, she was given a stage 2 cancer diagnosis
In an interview last year, Robach admitted she didn’t want to do the story at all.
“I did not want to initially go and have this test because I didn’t want people talking about my breasts,” she said on Good Morning America.
A month after receiving her cancer diagnosis, Robach revealed that doctors found a second tumour in her left breast and determined that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
In the interview, Robach said the discovery was the worst day of her life.
“To say I was sobbing is an understatement. There was nothing anyone could have told me that would have been more shocking than that. I didn’t know how to react,” she said. “My entire world collapsed, and I was there alone. It was absolutely the worst day of my life.”
The TV anchor immediately went through chemotherapy to tackle her cancer, and has been in remission for eight years now.
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