A source spoke out about the 49-year-old Good Morning America host’s reaction to her boyfriend’s flings, saying she felt blindsided.
Speaking exclusively to The U.S. Sun, the insider said, “She had no idea the scope of TJ's alleged past office romances. She certainly did not foresee that their relationship was going to cause major upheaval - outside of her own marriage.”
The source added, “She did not expect this to blow up into a scandal.”
It was reported last week that Holmes, 45, had relationships with an ABC intern and a GMA producer.
The dalliance with the intern, Jasmin Pettaway, happened in 2015, five years into his marriage to his now-estranged wife Marilee Fiebig. The script coordinator was 13 years younger than him, and Holmes allegedly took advantage of his position as Pettaway’s mentor.
Prior to his affair with Robach, Holmes reportedly had a three-year relationship with GMA producer Natasha Singh. It began in 2016 and both of them were married at the time.
The affair between Robach and Holmes, meanwhile, was exposed in November last year and had reportedly been going on since the previous summer.
Following the exposé, the GMA3 co-anchors were taken off the show and an investigation was launched by ABC. According to the source, the network “will look into Amy's past to try to find some scandal, but fortunately for her, she is fairly well-behaved.”
The outlet reached out to Robach’s and Holmes’ reps but they opted not to comment. However, a source close to the pair said, “These are two consenting adults, they did nothing wrong. There's been no abuse of power here. These are co-host positions.”
According to reports, it is unlikely that the co-anchors will return to the show despite mediation talks. Sources revealed that an exit plan is being worked out and the network wants to “move on from this as quietly as possible.”
As for their personal lives, the two have split from their respective partners and are no longer keeping their relationship under wraps. Holmes filed for divorce from Fiebig last month.