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TJ Holmes, Amy Robach To Remain Benched Pending Internal Review




Good Morning America 3 Jezebel's TJ Holmes and Amy Robach will remain off air for the unforeseeable future pending an internal investigation into their office affair.



We’re told there is not a clear timetable on how long the review will take.


ABC News president Kim Godwin emailed staffers Monday morning to share the update regarding Holmes and Robach’s current status on the show.


“Amy and T.J. will remain off-air pending the completion of an internal review, and there will be a rotation of anchors at GMA3 for the time being,” read the email, which we obtained.


Godwin also thanked employees for staying focused amid the “distracting” media coverage of the couple’s alleged affair, noting that the ABC News team does “important work.”


“It is my hope that we will continue to focus our energy on what we do best, and I want all of you to know how immensely proud I am of your hard work and professionalism,” she wrote.


The announcement comes after Page Six exclusively reported that ABC News staffers were “upset” over the co-anchors’ relationship.


“No one at ABC likes the way Amy and T.J. handled it,” one insider told us, adding that Robach’s “20/20” co-anchor David Muir in particular “wants no part” of the drama.


Last week, Holmes, 45, and Robach, 49, were booted from “GMA3” after news broke at the end of November that they had embarked on a secret romance while married to other people.


A source claimed to Page Six that the dalliance began in March, around the time Holmes and Robach trained together for the New York City Half Marathon. They reportedly left their respective spouses in August.


We confirmed that ABC News executives decided to take the couple off the air because their relationship drama became too much of a distraction.


“After a lot of thought, I am taking Amy and T.J. off the air as we figure this out,” Godwin said during an internal phone call last week.



DeMarco Morgan


While the alleged affair was “not a violation of company policy,” Godwin noted that the decision to pull Holmes and Robach off “GMA3” temporarily was made for the “Good Morning America” brand as a whole.


An ABC staffer previously claimed that there would be no disciplinary action taken against the co-anchors for their relationship, but after it came to light that Holmes had engaged in at least two other alleged affairs with co-workers, the network began its internal review.


Page Six broke the news that Robach is close to finalizing her divorce from Andrew Shue, but sources told us that Holmes’ wife, Marilee Fiebig, was “blindsided” by the alleged affair.



Gio Benitez


A staffer revealed that Holmes and Fiebig had been separated for months but were trying to “work things out” when news of his romance with Robach broke.


Robach and Shue, 55, married in 2010, two years after her divorce from Tim McIntosh, the father of her two teenage daughters, Ava and Annie.


Holmes and Fiebig also wed in 2010. They share daughter Sabine, and the journalist also has two other children, Brianna and Jaiden, with his ex-wife, Amy Ferson.


I have a strange feeling that these two will no be back, and it's just as well. Instead make cutie patootie DeMarco Morgan and openly gay eye candy Gio Benitez your co-anchors.

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