While ABC executives are reportedly sorry that they may have to cut ties with an “up-and-coming talent” like T.J. Holmes, they have to be concerned about reports that keep rolling in about his alleged extramarital affairs with network colleagues, including two young women who were his subordinates.
The latest report comes from Page Six, which says that Holmes, suspended from his anchoring duties on “GMA3” because of his affair with co-host Amy Robach, had a second sexual relationship with a junior female colleague who was in her 20s.
This alleged affair occurred in 2015 — the same year that a then-married Holmes also had a months-long affair with a 24-year-old intern. This intern, who was 13 years his junior, was reportedly was left “feeling uncomfortable and used” after she initially reached out to Holmes as a prospective mentor.
Amy Robach jets out of NYC after news of another alleged T.J. Holmes affair https://t.co/7HC0oBY3mE pic.twitter.com/y99LXAl5d7
— Page Six (@PageSix) January 24, 2023
Page Six said that the second junior staffer worked as an overnight associate producer at ABC when Holmes was a correspondent. She has yet to respond to numerous requests for comment, Page Six said.
In all, Page Six, the Daily Mail and other publications have thus far identified four female colleagues, including Robach, with whom Holmes had affairs while still married to attorney Marilee Fiebig, the mother of his 10-year-old daughter. The third woman was a married ABC producer, with whom he reportedly had a three-year affair.
“He was a predator who took full advantage of his position, and he was reckless,” a source told the Daily Mail when it reported on Holmes’ affair with the intern.
Some of Holmes’ alleged sexual encounters occurred while at work — specifically in his office — which may offer another reason why production staffers were not fond of working with him, according to Page Six. While Holmes received “glowing reviews” from executives for his charm, versatility and skills on the air and as a producer, he was known to be “a terror” around subordinates, Page Six said.
“He terrorizes the staff,” one source told Page Six. “They hate him. He yells at producers, snaps at people and people don’t want to work with him.”
Another source told Page Six that Holmes could be “snooty” and “nasty” while another said that he had a reputation for being arrogant and difficult “long before his scandal erupted.”
“He loves himself, and really thinks he’s a huge star. He acts like he’s hot (expletive),” production sources told Page Six.
Holmes, 45, and Robach, 49, have been off the air since news broke in November that they had been involved in a months-long secret romance while still married to other people. Neither has publicly commented on their romance or suspensions, as their respective legal teams reportedly negotiate the terms for their departures from the network.
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Both are known to be in the process of divorcing their spouses. Fiebig filed for divorce from Holmes in December, while Robach is ending her 12-year marriage to “Melrose Place” actor Andrew Shue.
Since leaving their marriages, Holmes and Robach haven’t been shy about being seen together around New York City or on vacation in Florida over the holidays. The Daily Mail published photos of the two grabbing drinks together at a bar in Manhattan Monday.
Robach also was spotted at JFK International Airport Tuesday, rolling a suitcase into the terminal and smirking at paparazzi taking her photo. “She’s getting out of Dodge,” Page Six said, speculating that she was leaving town in response to the latest report about Holmes’ indiscretions.
The Sun reported that the intense scrutiny on Holmes’ past is wearing on Robach. Even though she got involved with Holmes while both were still married, she supposedly feels shocked by recent reports that he had allegedly had affairs with other women before hooking up with her.
The Sun, citing an exclusive source, reported Monday that Robach “was blindsided by the volume” of Holmes’s past extramarital affairs and feels like she is “collateral damage” in the scandal sparked by their romance.
In addition to Robach having “no idea” of the scope of Holmes’s extramarital history, the “20/20” anchor also “did not foresee that their relationship was going to cause major upheaval — outside of her own marriage,” the source told The Sun.
“She did not expect this to blow up into a scandal,” the source said.
However, sources told Page Six that it’s “laughable” to think that Robach wasn’t aware of Holmes’ alleged indiscretions. For one thing, she was good friends with Singh, the producer with whom had had a three-year affair.
“Amy was the person (Singh and Holmes) went to talk to about their affair and marriages,” one insider told Page Six, while another maintained that Robach “didn’t know about the affair until it was in its final stages. They told her about it right at the end.”