The recent news of T.J. Holmes’s affair with the script coordinator Jasmin Pettaway has been a revelation to many. His affair with a woman 13 years his junior has now become a long list in his apparent bad behavior.
According to a source, the affair with then 24-year-old Jasmin Pettaway took place in 2015 when Holmes had been married to his now-estranged wife, Marilee Fiebig, for five years.
The source, who knew Pettaway well at the time, said, “He was a predator who took full advantage of his position, and he was reckless.” According to the source, Holmes was drinking liquor when he called Pettaway into his office, where they had sex just hours before he was to go on air. The source said that it was “part of a pattern of incredibly reckless conduct on Holmes’ part.”
“It was Jasmin’s first real job in television, and it was a big deal for her. She was looking for a mentor and she reached out to several people. T.J. was someone who was responsive, but he absolutely abused the position of trust,” the source said.
The source also said that Holmes was “handsy” in public, and it appeared that he was not concerned about his position, his marriage, or the repercussions of his actions. The source said that the relationship lasted for several months before it fizzled out.
Holmes’s affair with Pettaway came to light after his affair with GMA producer Natasha Singh, 37, came to light in 2016. Singh was married at the time and the affair was kept secret until it was reported by DailyMail.com last November. It was Robach who reportedly helped Holmes salvage his marriage after his wife Marilee Feibig, 44, learned of his infidelity.
The news of Holmes’s affair with Pettaway and its implications have been met with shock and outrage. The source said that attempts to raise concerns over Holmes’s behavior were rebuffed by at least one executive producer.
Holmes and Robach have recently been let go from their positions from ABC as anchors on GMA3 for their affair.