‘GMA3’ hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes exit show after romance reveal

‘GMA3’ hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes exit show after romance reveal

The co-anchors began dating in August and were taken off the air in December amid a network investigation into their relationship.

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes are saying goodbye to the Good Morning America family.

The couple, who made headlines when their workplace romance was revealed late last year, while they were both married to other people, have officially departed the popular daytime program GMA3: What You Need to Know and ABC News. The network announced the news Friday evening, more than a month after the co-anchors were taken off the air amid an internal investigation into their relationship.

“After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” a company spokesperson said in a statement provided to EW. “We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”

EW has reached out to a representative for Robach and Holmes for comment.

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes

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Earlier this week, PEOPLE reported that ABC was attempting to “figure out what degree of punishment is appropriate” when it came to the couple, who began a consensual relationship last August after they had both split from their respective spouses.

“A lot of higher-ups at the show think they should be fired,” a source told PEOPLE. “But the problem is they can’t fire them so they’re really in trouble and trying to figure it out.” 

A second source told the outlet that Robach, 49, and Holmes, 45, thought “the situation sucks” as they waited for ABC’s final verdict on whether they would be returning to GMA3.

Robach and Holmes made waves in November when tabloids published photos of them holding hands in the backseat of a car in New York City. After their relationship was revealed, they quickly shuttered their social media accounts, though Robach has since reactivated her Instagram account. 

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach on ‘Good Morning America’

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach on ‘Good Morning America’

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The pair continued to host GMA3 throughout the week that the photos were first published. However, on Dec. 5, ABC News president Kim Godwin announced during an editorial call that Robach and Holmes would be temporarily relieved of their on-air duties.

“I want to say that while the relationship is not a violation of company policy, I really have taken the last few days to think about and work through what’s best for the ABC News organization,” Godwin said at the time. “So for now, I’m going to take Amy and T.J. off the air while we figure this out.”

Robach joined ABC News in 2012, and Holmes in 2014. They began hosting GMA3 together in 2020.

[This article was updated Friday evening to reflect that Robach and Holmes’ departures had been made official.]

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