T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, former coanchors of GMA3, revisited the challenging aftermath of their affair on the debut episode of their podcast, “Amy & T.J.” Recounting the turmoil when news of their relationship broke in late 2022, they disclosed working with a crisis management team and delved into the emotional toll it took.
Robach, 50, shared about being in a “dark space,” recalling messages from Holmes that hinted at a difficult phase. Holmes, 46, admitted to being unaware of the severity and recounted a distressing moment when Robach had to check on his well-being. Robach’s concern escalated when Holmes’ apology text used past tense, triggering fears that something might be wrong.
Her anxiety led her to seek help from her parents, resulting in a frantic visit to Holmes’ apartment where she found him in a concerning state. Holmes revealed his coping mechanism involved heavy drinking and marijuana edibles, leaving him incoherent.
Their podcast also touched on Robach’s mental health struggles, with her revealing that 2022 surpassed the difficulties she faced as a breast cancer survivor in 2013. Both emphasized they were amid divorce proceedings when their relationship began, although they kept it private.
The scandal led to their departure from Good Morning America, with Eva Pilgrim and DeMarco Morgan stepping in. Following their divorces, Robach and Holmes announced their joint project, a podcast, aiming to reclaim their narrative and address rumors surrounding their relationship.
Sources close to the couple expressed their excitement about sharing their story, viewing the podcast as a chance to address misconceptions and revive their careers.