ABC executives have been holding “emergency meetings” to deal with the chaos since news broke that Good Morning America anchors Amy Robach and TJ Holmes are leaving. alleged to have a secret love affairThe Post has learned.
One source close to the situation said Robach could be married to actor Andrew Shuand Holmes, who is married to attorney Marilee Fiebig, “will keep their jobs if their ratings are high” in the coming weeks.
“At the end of the day, it’s about the ratings,” the source said, adding that based on the attention the story is getting, “the ratings are going to go through the roof.”
Another ABC insider close to the situation, ABC News president Kim Godwin, said he had no knowledge of the case. A third source said the duo could face disciplinary action if the “GMA3” hosts do not disclose the relationship.
“If ABC doesn’t know, they have to apply company policy,” said a top Hollywood source. Details of the ABC’s policy on interagency relations were not immediately available.
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According to the source, one of the punishments could be suspension.
“This story is old-fashioned gossip,” the source added. “The biggest impression was that they were both idiots.”
Representatives for ABC and GMA did not respond to requests for comment.
Robach and Holmes co-hosted “GMA” for the first time since the news broke Thursday. The duo didn’t directly address the alleged affair, but they awkwardly opened the show with Robach welcoming the audience to “Friday Eve.”
– Who is looking forward to the weekend? said Holmes, trembling.
“Uh, me!” Robach replied.
“Yes? “Of course we are,” Holmes said before giving a speech on World AIDS Day.
The news comes after a whirlwind 24 hours in which the photos went viral Daily Mail showed on Wednesday that the ABC broadcasters had recently joined hands. The video also shows Holmes leaning into the trunk of the car to remove the item and grabbing Robach’s buttocks during a trip to a cottage in upstate New York.
Robach, 49 years old married to former “Melrose Place” actor Shue Since 2010, and 45-year-old Holmes married his wife in the same year. Although Robach has no children with Shue, she has two children with her first husband, Tim McIntosh.
Holmes has three children, two with ex Amy Fershon and one with Fiebig.
Sources told Page Six that both Robach and Holmes split from their spouses in August.