ABC is reeling from a feud with two hosts of its daytime show “GMA3,” so some may find it interesting that another daytime program devoted an entire segment on Thursday to dealing with a cheating spouse.
On ABC’s long-running women’s talk show, The View , actress Beverly D’Angelo discussed the revelation that her ex-husband happily divorced decades ago after admitting that she fell in love with actor Al Pacino.
The show’s detailed discussion of what can and cannot happen in their marriage coincides with ABC’s “GMA3” hosts handling the crisis surrounding Amy Robach, who is married to TJ Holmes and others. and their relationship has been off the air ever since it became public.
“The View” host Sunny Hostin said it was an “arrangement” that D’Angelo and her husband could see other people, an example of how such arrangements can destroy a marriage.
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“Therefore you have little arrangements, for if you meet Idris [Elba] or Al [Pacino] or someone like that, then you fall in love, you can’t compete with them and therefore you have to get married or not, he said.
Whoopi, who was divorced several times and famously feuded with Ted Danson in the 1990s, yelled at Goldberg, “It’s no use being married, baby.”
Host Sarah Hines says that if her husband tells her he’s in love with someone else, she’s also quick to let the marriage fall apart.
“I don’t know how to live next to it – knowing that the person I love is in love with someone else,” she said.
Co-host Joy Behar asked Haynes if her husband was sleeping with another woman and could “have the conversation” about saving the marriage for the sake of the family.
“Is this something I can salvage? Is this a moment of growth? Can we come back from this? These are conversations I never thought I’d be open to,” Hines said.
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“If he comes and says he had a bad relationship with somebody and you say, ‘I forgive you and we’ll move on,’ the kids will still suffer because you want to strangle them.” stab him in his sleep,” Behar said.
Co-author Alyssa Farah Griffin added that it’s “a lot harder” if your loved one is in love with someone else.
Holmes and Robach, who were not mentioned on “The View” or other ABC programs, were off the air Thursday as ABC executives continued to ponder how to handle the situation. Insiders initially said they would not be penalized for the consensual relationship, but ABC News president Kim Godwin made an internal call over the weekend to say the staff would be taken away while they figure out what to do, a source familiar with the matter said. with the situation.
The Pack’s Dylan Byers took a dig at Godwin for his handling of the situation this week, noting that the network avoided judgment by deciding it deserved a full investigation. Since then, the New York Post has reported that Holmes has had other affairs.
Holmes and Robach addressed the situation in their latest appearance, with Holmes saying on air Friday that it had been a “great week” after the story broke. “Speak for yourself,” said Robach, smiling.
“Nobody’s saying that on-air talent is just a bunch of hot-headed, hot-ass people who can only read cue cards. But, hey, they shouldn’t be responsible for their crumbling PR,” Byers wrote. .
Last week, the Daily Mail reported that Holmes and Robach had “engaged in a passionate romance despite being married to their respective partners for the past 12 years”.
The bombshell story includes several candid photos of the lunchtime anchors taken throughout November, and the New York Post has come out with an onslaught of exclusives, including Holmes and Robach “starting their alleged romance while training for the New York City Half Marathon in March. but did not leave their spouses Andrew Shue and Marilee Fiebig until August.
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According to the crisis management guru, the story is already “a hit for the Disney brand” and the duo could be permanently in Mickey Mouse’s doghouse.
“They are known for a certain ethical behavior,” said Eric Schiffer, chairman of Reputation Management Consultants.
“I think Amy and TJ’s careers could be asphyxiated by Disney and Good Morning America,” Schiffer said. “I think if they were on another network, they could have continued. In fact, the ratings could have been better.”
Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.