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Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes are on their way out at “GMA3” after the co-hosts’ controversial alleged affair, Page Six can confirm.
A source with knowledge of the talks taking place this week tells us, “They have not finished mediation — but, yes, that will be conclusion,” as far as Holmes and Robach leaving ABC.
Essentially, we’re told the journalists have not yet signed on the dotted line, but an exit agreement is in the works and will happen imminently.
Sources close ABC also told TMZ Friday that after an “extremely contentious” mediation, the network and anchors have decided to cut ties.
Both Robach, 49, and Holmes, 45, will reportedly receive contract payouts.
However, another insider tells Page Six regarding the pair reaching a deal, “Unless ABC reaches a satisfactory departure agreement with both Amy and TJ, they would both be looking at filing lawsuits against the network.”
A source also told TMZ that the the journalists were accused of “various forms of misconduct” throughout the discussion, which the insider labeled as a “a witch hunt.”
Among the accusations was the allegation that Robach allegedly had alcohol in her dressing room.
However, one insider disputed to TMZ that the accusation was “ridiculous” as the liquor bottles were reportedly gifted by ABC execs.
Robach was also accused of showing up “drunk” to work after attending the College Football National Championship last year, which an insider reportedly said was “insane.”
Her workplace romance with Holmes reportedly also made some staffers feel “uncomfortable” on set.
A rep for ABC did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
A workplace review spanned more than a month before the network ultimately decided to cut ties with the duo.
Robach and Holmes who had worked together on “GMA3” since 2020, were suspended from their jobs shortly after their off-screen relationship made headlines in November 2022.
Throughout the investigation, the couple did not shy away from packing on the PDA — and notably made out like teenagers during a Miami getaway over the holidays.
A source told Page Six exclusively Friday that the pair would likely be fired.
“They have not been terminated yet, but I don’t expect T.J. to be on again,” an insider told us. “They do want Amy to stay and be a part of things there, but likely not on ‘GMA3.’”
We were also told that the scandalous pair “hired lawyers to deal with” negotiating their departures.
Just weeks prior, however, a source told Page Six that Holmes was “confident” he would be cleared after the completion of ABC’s review.
“Of course, he’s taking [the investigation] seriously, but he’s confident he’s done nothing wrong that would merit him to lose his job,” the insider said at the time.
Other sources told us that one reason the review took so long was because ABC wanted to be “super careful” after Holmes’ other workplace affairs came to light following news of his affair with Robach.
In December, Page Six exclusively reported that Robach was not Holmes’ first office lover.
Among the “Good Morning America” staffers he allegedly romanced, we heard he conducted a three-year affair with producer Natasha Singh during his marriage to Marilee Fiebig.
Holmes filed for divorce from Fiebig, 45, on Dec. 28 after almost 13 years of marriage. They share 9-year-old daughter Sabine.
An insider previously told us that Fiebig, an immigration lawyer, was “blindsided” by her husband’s affair with his on-air colleague.
Holmes and Robach reportedly began seeing each other romantically in March 2022 while training together for the New York City Half Marathon.
Fiebig broke her silence on the scandal in a Jan. 4 statement.
“During the holiday season and in light of the challenging times, Marilee’s sole focus has remained on the overall best interest of her 9-year-old daughter,” her divorce lawyer, Stephanie Lehman, told the Daily Mail.
Lehman emphasized that she had been working with Holmes’ counsel to “move [Fiebig and Holmes’] divorce forward privately, expeditiously and as amicably as possible.”
Robach, for her part, is married to “Melrose Place” alum Andrew Shue — but we reported in December that they were about to finalize their divorce.
She was previously married to former MLB player Tim McIntosh from 1996 to 2008. They share two daughters: Ava, who was born in 2002, and Analise, who was born in 2006.
Days after Robach’s entanglement with Holmes went public, Shue, 55, deleted all photos of his wife from his Instagram account. She has since moved out of their West Village apartment and relocated to a new place downtown.
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