Former ABC News hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have finally broken their silence about the scandal that rocked the media industry last year. In their new weekly iHeartMedia podcast, titled “Amy & T.J.,” the two hosts opened up about their infamous relationship, which led to them losing their jobs at ABC.
Robach and Holmes, who were co-hosts on “GMA3,” found themselves at the center of a media firestorm in late 2022 when their relationship was exposed by the Daily Mail. At the time, they were both married to other people, but insiders told Fox News Digital that the affair was “brutal” for ABC’s family-friendly image.
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In their first public comments since the scandal broke, both Robach and Holmes shared the emotional toll the aftermath took on them. Robach admitted that there were days when she “wanted to die” and that she struggled to cope with the constant barrage of negative headlines.
The situation reached a breaking point when Holmes sent Robach text messages in the “past tense” during the height of the scandal, prompting her to fear for his safety. She even described a harrowing moment when she had to touch his body to make sure he was alive.
Holmes, on the other hand, shared that he turned to alcohol and marijuana to cope with the stress and negative attention. He also revealed that the night the story broke, he was “pounding vodka” and consuming weed edibles.
The hosts also addressed the fact that ABC initially said they would not be disciplined for their consensual relationship, but then backtracked and pulled them off the air due to the “distraction” it caused. They also dispelled rumors that they were cheating on their spouses, as both Robach and Holmes were already going through divorce proceedings when the story broke.
Despite losing their “dream jobs” and facing public scrutiny, Robach and Holmes remain steadfast in their love for each other. They claimed that they have gone through a “year of hell” but have found strength and support in each other.