After days of reports regarding a consensual romantic relationship between ABC-TV’s Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, the network has decided to temporarily remove the pair from co-hosting duties for “GMA3,” effective Monday, Dec. 5.&
T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach (Pictured: Screenshot from GMA3)
ABC News President Kim Goodwin made the decision while on an editorial call, calling their situation an “internal and external distraction,” according to TMZ.&
Goodwin added that their relationship wasn’t in violation of company policy. The decision comes down to doing away with any distraction caused by news over the relationship. “We stop the whispering in the hallways,” she said. “You know we can’t operate with gossip, speculation and rumors. We need to stay focused on the work.”&
Holmes and Robach’s co-hosts Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez replaced them on Monday’s episode of the show that airs Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. EST.&
The two co-anchor’s absence may come as a shock to some because they were seen together on air Friday, Dec. 2, seemingly unbothered amid affair rumors that were released two days before.&
“You know it’s too bad it’s Friday; it’s been a great week!” Holmes joked during their Friday segment.
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