TJ Holmes has settled his divorce from ex-wife Marilee Fiebig, almost a year after his affair with former co-star Amy Robach was exposed by DailyMail.com.
The scandalous affair caused both Holmes, 46, and Robach, 50, to lose their hosting spots on Good Morning America, although the couple has remained together ever since.
In court records first reported by American magazineThe paperwork finalizing the split was filed on October 11, and Holmes and Fiebig will next appear in court on January 9, 2024.
The couple share a 10-year-old daughter Sabine, but the two have been in the process of ending their marriage since Holmes filed for divorce in December 2022 after his extramarital affair came to light.
Holmes filed for divorce from his ex-wife Marilee Fiebig in December 2022 after his affair with former co-host Amy Robach was exposed by DailyMail.com
DailyMail.com revealed that Holmes and Robach’s friendly relationship evolved into a full-blown off-screen secret romance in November 2022. The two are pictured having flirty drinks after filming at a bar in New York City on November 10.
The former Good Morning America co-hosts then spent the weekend at a cozy cabin in the Shawangunk Mountain region, checking out their rental on November 13. Holmes was seen giving his lover a playful squeeze from behind as she packed up the car.
Fiebig, an immigration attorney, and Holmes were married for nearly thirteen years before the affair came to light.
The couple was reportedly divorced at the time, but Fiebig was said to be ‘blindsided’ by the off-screen affair.
When DailyMail.com first revealed Amy Robach and TJ Holmes’ scandalous love affair to the world in November 2022, it completely took the nation by storm. They will be seen in May 2022
Robach’s husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, also reportedly split from the host in August 2022, just weeks before the romance came to light.
Holmes and Robach had been hosting Good Morning America for two years before their affair became public, and the duo won over fans with their on-camera chemistry.
The stars were often caught giggling at each other, sharing in sarcastic jokes and engaging in playful touching on air – and their antics quickly made them one of ABC’s most popular hosting teams.
But in November 2022, DailyMail.com revealed their secret love affair, with the two enjoying steamy late-night hookups, post-filming date nights and sneaking in and out of each other’s apartments.
Both presenters had been married to their respective spouses for more than a decade at the time, and an inside source told DailyMail.com that the unsuspecting couples were known to spend time together.
“Everyone knows that Amy and TJ have been close friends for a long time, running together and even hanging out as a foursome with each other’s husbands,” they said.
As recently as March 2022, the unwitting spouses were seen with the two co-hosts on Robach’s Instagram, where Holmes had his arm casually draped over her husband Andrew Shue’s shoulder as part of Robach’s “half marathon posse.”
Robach and her husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, 55, (pictured in March 2022) also split in August 2022, weeks before the affair came to light.
Photos posted to Robach’s Instagram in March 2022 show Holmes, 45, with his arm casually draped on her husband Andrew Shue’s shoulder, with both men apparently firmly part of Robach’s “half marathon posse”
In June this year, Robach also shared photos of the two co-hosts covering the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee together for GMA in London, where their romance reportedly first blossomed.
Divorce documents seen this week include a certificate of dissolution in New York County Supreme Court, but a settlement and divorce decree are still pending.
Insiders said the feud between Holmes and Robach arose in June 2022, if not earlier, when they were “in London together filming the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for ABC and staff were buzzing about the intimacy between them.”
The duo had anchored GMA 3 since 2020, with many commenting on-screen about their close — but seemingly platonic — relationship.
But their affair sparked after they were seen enjoying flirty post-movie sessions at a New York City bar, spending time alone in each other’s swanky Manhattan apartments, and frolicking to a secluded cottage in upstate New York for a weekend getaway.
November 10: The two co-hosts, whose on-screen chemistry captivated audiences after participating in GMA’s third hour in 2020, are seen laughing and socializing at the pub after a morning of filming
November 10: After a flirty encounter at O’Donoghue’s Irish bar in Times Square, Holmes and Robach, who are both married, were later seen walking out of the pub separately, keeping a safe distance of six meters apart as they waited for their ride outwards
In one instance, on November 10, 2022, Robach and Holmes finished taping their daily segment at ABC Studios before they were seen deep in conversation in a cozy corner of O’Donogue’s Irish Bar in Times Square.
An eyewitness told DailyMail.com: ‘They were absolutely crazy about each other. She giggled at what he said, and they looked at each other’s phones. At one point she danced a little in her chair to the music and laughed so hard she almost fell on his lap.”
Their affair sent shockwaves through morning television, prompting ABC News to officially part ways with the duo in January 2023.
“After a number of productive conversations with Amy Robach and TJ Holmes about various options, we all agreed that it would be best for everyone for them to leave ABC News,” an ABC News spokesperson said at the time.
“We recognize their talent and dedication over the years and are grateful for their contributions.”
Before being officially fired, both Holmes and Robach were temporarily taken off the air while an internal investigation was conducted.
Robach and Holmes, both avid runners and fitness enthusiasts, ran the New York City Marathon together in November 2022 – which the 49-year-old mother of two had previously run with her husband
The couple recently returned to the spotlight when they returned to social media for the first time since news of their affair broke, sharing the same image of their legs
A week after their secret romance came to light, Robach and Holmes doubled down on their affair and were reportedly determined to “grow their relationship.”
Despite the backlash over their extramarital affair, the couple has seemingly stayed together ever since.
Nine months after their relationship was first reported, the fitness fanatics returned to social media by sharing the same photo of their feet while apparently running.