'GMA3' Ratings are Strong Amid T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach's Hiatus and Ongoing Investigation, Source Says

The co-anchors have not been terminated but their fate hangs in the balance.

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach have not been terminated as GMA3 co-anchors, but a source tells ET that their future at the network certainly hangs in the balance.

According to the source, while Robach and Holmes are still employed at ABC, both have hired lawyers "because there is an ongoing investigation and that's what you do when that happens." As ABC News president Kim Godwin has previously said, Robach and Holmes "haven't violated any company guidelines."

That being said, the source adds that "there is still a chance they will not return to GMA3." The source also surmises that "the longer this process takes, the more likely they won't return to" their respective positions.

"Whether they return to other positions at the network remains to be seen," the source tells ET.

Meanwhile, another source tells ET that ratings have been strong for GMA3 since Holmes and Robach have been off the air. The source adds that this does not bode well for them as the investigation continues.

In a Dec. 12 letter to ABC News staff, Godwin revealed that the co-anchors would remain off the air while the network conducted an internal review.

"As we start this new week together, I want to take a moment to address the on-going matter involving GMA3 anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach. I understand that the continuing coverage can be distracting from the incredibly important work our team does here at ABC News," the letter began. "Amy and T.J. will remain off-air pending the completion of an internal review, and there will be a rotation of anchors at GMA3 for the time being. It is my hope that we will continue to focus our energy on what we do best, and I want all of you to know how immensely proud I am of your hard work and professionalism."

Holmes, 45, and Robach, 49, made headlines back in November when their romance became public when photos surfaced on them showing some PDA. Their relationship drew even more attention due to the fact that they were both still married at the time. A source would later tell ET that the co-anchors had separated from their spouses in the summer.

The two have both been married since 2010 -- Holmes to attorney Marilee Fiebig and Robach to actor Andrew Shue. Sources told ET that they both split from their spouses before news of their relationship became public. Robach stopped wearing her wedding ring in photos she posted to her Instagram account in October. And, while the news of Holmes and Robach's relationship has come as a surprise to many, a source told ET that it had been "going on in secret for quite some time."

The day after making headlines, the co-anchors returned to their GMA3 show, and Holmes seemingly made a joke about all the media attention. 

"You know it's too bad it's Friday, it's been a great week. I just want this to keep going and going and going. Just enjoy it," he quipped.

Robach laughed as she told Holmes, "Speak for yourself. I am very excited about the weekend, and I'm sure everyone else is too. We all love our Fridays around here -- some of us do, at least." 

Holmes and Robach -- who have sat beside each other at the anchor desk daily on weekdays since 2020 -- were initially only temporarily taken off the air, with a source telling ET that Godwin addressed the relationship in an editorial meeting.

"I'm going to talk about something that has become an internal and external distraction. The relationship between two of our colleagues," Godwin said, according to the source. "I want to say that while the relationship is not a violation of company policy, I have really taken the last few days to think about and work through what is the best for ABC News. For now, I'm going to take Amy and T.J. off the air while we figure this out. Today, it will be Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos doing GMA 3 and we'll take it from there."

They've been off the air ever since, and in the weeks that followed Holmes and Robach proved they are very much still together as they were seen traveling together for the holidays. Holmes also filed for divorce.  




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