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T.J. Holmes, 45, files for divorce from his wife of 12 years after affair with GMA co-host

T.J. Holmes has filed for divorce from his wife Marilee Fiebig after 12 years of marriage amid scandal over his affair with Good Morning America co-host Amy Robach.

Holmes and Fiebig, both 45, have been married since March 2010 and have one daughter together. 

The New York City filing comes shorty after he and Robach were seen jet setting at the airport in Atlanta on Monday morning, ready to spend an intimate New Year’s together.

Holmes and Fiebig’s split comes four weeks after DailyMail.com revealed the affair. 

T.J. Holmes has filed for divorce from his wife Marilee Fiebig (pictured in 2013) after 12 years of marriage amid scandal over his affair with Good Morning America co-host Amy Robach

The New York City filing comes shorty after he and Robach were seen jet setting at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on Monday morning, ready to spend an intimate New Year's together

The New York City filing comes shorty after he and Robach were seen jet setting at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on Monday morning, ready to spend an intimate New Year’s together

Dressed casually, Holmes, 45, put a protective arm around Robach, 49, as they navigated the busy Atlanta terminal

Dressed casually, Holmes, 45, put a protective arm around Robach, 49, as they navigated the busy Atlanta terminal 

Holmes kept his hand on Robach's shoulder as they strolled through the terminal

Holmes kept his hand on Robach’s shoulder as they strolled through the terminal

TJ and Amy appeared relaxed in one another's company as they strolled through Atlanta's airport on Monday

TJ and Amy appeared relaxed in one another’s company as they strolled through Atlanta’s airport on Monday  

The GMA co-hosts seemed glad to leave New York City behind as they relaxed in each other's company on Monday morning

The GMA co-hosts seemed glad to leave New York City behind as they relaxed in each other’s company on Monday morning

ABC has yet to make a final decision on whether either or both will return to their lunchtime show since they were suspended ‘indefinitely’ following the revelation that their well-publicized friendship and on-screen chemistry had ‘crossed the line.’

And as the pair prepare to step into 2023 together, they may breathe a sigh of relief to leave behind a year in which their affair has left both of their 12-year marriages in tatters.

Holmes has a house in Atlanta where he and Robach had reportedly planned to spend Christmas. It is not known whether those plans were derailed by the bomb cyclone that grounded thousands of flights or the whirlwind of scandal in which they are embroiled.

Robach and Holmes planned to spend Christmas in Atlanta where he owns a home, but it's not clear if those plans were derailed by the bomb cyclone that grounded thousands of flights

Robach and Holmes planned to spend Christmas in Atlanta where he owns a home, but it’s not clear if those plans were derailed by the bomb cyclone that grounded thousands of flights

Robach is seen smiling in the terminal as she and Holmes touched down in Atlanta on Monday

Robach is seen smiling in the terminal as she and Holmes touched down in Atlanta on Monday

Certainly, the couple initially kept their distance in the immediate aftermath of the story breaking with sources questioning whether the relationship could survive the onslaught of attention.

But, just days before Christmas, they seemed unable to keep away from each other as they enjoyed a low key lunch at the Capitale Grill near Holmes’s apartment in the Financial District.

Robach had a salad and glass of white wine while Holmes enjoyed a steak and a glass of red before, seemingly buoyed by the wine and conversation, the loved up pair made the short walk back to his apartment. 

The giddiness of their earlier liaisons, whether flirting in midtown bars or holding hands in the back of taxis, was lacking as they walked side-by-side but not touching.

But it was a different story as they emerged from the restaurant smiling and tucked into each other. 

Just days before Christmas, Holmes and Robach seemed unable to keep away from each other as they enjoyed a low key lunch at the Capitale Grill near Holmes’s apartment in the Financial District

Just days before Christmas, Holmes and Robach seemed unable to keep away from each other as they enjoyed a low key lunch at the Capitale Grill near Holmes’s apartment in the Financial District 

The pair grabbed lunch at The Capital Grille, where they did not seem too concerned about being seen as they opted to sit at the restaurant bar among other diners

The pair grabbed lunch at The Capital Grille, where they did not seem too concerned about being seen as they opted to sit at the restaurant bar among other diners 

Both Holmes and Robach have been married to their respective spouses, Marilee Fiebig and Andrew Shue, since 2010. Both couples are said to have split up in August this year after learning of the co-hosts’ romance. 

At first Robach and Holmes seemed determined to brazen it out – with T.J. sparking disbelief when he appeared alongside Robach and made light of the scandal after their relationship became public.

Then, speaking on Friday December 2 he joked that it had been ‘a great week’ and that he wished it would ‘just keep going.’ 

Their next move was to claim that they were, ‘openly dating’ and speak about ‘growing their relationship.’

When Holmes was first approached for comment by DailyMail.com, his knee-jerk reaction was a career saving attempt to ‘adamantly deny’ the relationship existed at all.

Sources told DailyMail.com that while the two have accepted the fate of their marriages, they don’t want to ‘jeopardize their futures with the network any more than they already have.’ 

ABC News President Kim Godwin started earlier this month by issuing a memo to all staff in an apparent attempt to tamp down office speculation and gossip over what she referred to euphemistically as the ‘on-going matter involving GMA 3 anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach.’

Andrew Shue and Robach

Marilee Fiebig and Holmes

Both Holmes and Robach have been married to their respective spouses, Marilee Fiebig and Andrew Shue, since 2010. Both couples are said to have split up in August this year

Both Holmes and Robach have been married to their respective spouses since 2010. It is not known when or how Holmes's wife 44-year-old attorney, Marilee Fiebig (pictured together in 2012) learned of the romance

Amy and husband Andrew Shue in March 2022

It is not known when or how Holmes’s wife, 44-year-old attorney, Marilee Fiebig, (pictured together in 2012) and Robach’s husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, 55, (pictured right in March 2022) learned of the romance

The pair spent a weekend shacked up in a cozy cottage in the Shawangunk Mountain region, checking out of their rental on Sunday November 13. Holmes was seen giving his lover a playful squeeze from behind as she packed up the car

The pair spent a weekend shacked up in a cozy cottage in the Shawangunk Mountain region, checking out of their rental on Sunday November 13. Holmes was seen giving his lover a playful squeeze from behind as she packed up the car 

The couple were caught by DailyMail.com in a rare PDA moment as they held hands in the back of an Uber while heading to Robach's apartment

The couple were caught by DailyMail.com in a rare PDA moment as they held hands in the back of an Uber while heading to Robach’s apartment

She wrote: ‘I understand that the continuing coverage can be distracting from the incredibly important work our team does here at ABC News.’ 

She informed staff, ‘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.’

And while Godwin seems at pains to project an image of ‘business as usual,’ insiders say that Holmes and Robach are both keenly invested in salvaging their own careers.

Both were viewed as rising stars within the ABC firmament. 

Holmes joined the network in September 2014 and became permanent anchor on World News Now within three months as well as a correspondent for GMA.

Robach joined the network two years earlier, joining GMA as a correspondent before becoming the show’s news anchor in 2014.

In the days since they were pulled off the air, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes had been keeping their distance

In the days since they were pulled off the air, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes had been keeping their distance

Holmes is pictured before Christmas dressed casually in black sweats and a jean jacket while carrying a Christmas tree stand

Holmes is pictured before Christmas dressed casually in black sweats and a jean jacket while carrying a Christmas tree stand

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are seen with ABC President Kim Godwin in an Instagram photo in March

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are seen with ABC President Kim Godwin in an Instagram photo in March

Robin Roberts, 62, is said to be 'furious' with the affair between Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes which she has slammed as 'messy' and 'tainting the brand'

Robin Roberts, 62, is said to be ‘furious’ with the affair between Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes which she has slammed as ‘messy’ and ‘tainting the brand’

In the weeks since DailyMail.com first broke the story, multiple, innuendo laden, videos have resurfaced, both from the couple’s now scrubbed social media and from the show itself.

From ‘lovers’ spats,’ to helpless giggles, knowing asides, and playful touches, the question many fans are now asking is just how ABC bosses could have been so blind to the secret that was playing out on stage right in front of their eyes.

When DailyMail.com approached ABC for comment shortly before breaking the story last month a spokesperson insisted that they knew nothing about the affair and that President of ABC News Kim Godwin had no clue of the rampant relationship taking place on her watch.

Certainly, Godwin has given every impression of a woman who was ‘blindsided’ by the affair. 

Weeks on, she has yet to make any decision regarding their futures.

Yet according to one insider ABC hallways had long been ‘buzzing’ with talk of the affair. 

And DailyMail.com has been told that GMA anchor Robin Roberts caught wind of the rumors some time ago and told both in no uncertain terms to ‘stop it.’

Behind the scenes, ABC insiders have admitted they were not surprised that Holmes and Robach were an item. But they were ‘shocked and dismayed’ at the way it became public and are angered by the network’s lackluster response.

Since they began anchoring GMA 3 in 2020, the two hosts have always been known to have a close friendship off-screen, with both often sharing photos together from ABC's studio on Instagram

Since they began anchoring GMA 3 in 2020, the two hosts have always been known to have a close friendship off-screen, with both often sharing photos together from ABC’s studio on Instagram

The flirty banter and jokes between the two was evident back in London where they covered the Queen's Platinum jubilee together

The flirty banter and jokes between the two was evident back in London where they covered the Queen’s Platinum jubilee together 

The pair had run the NYC marathon in early November - just weeks before their secret affair was exposed

The pair had run the NYC marathon in early November – just weeks before their secret affair was exposed

Viewers have drawn attention to the flirty banter and undeniable chemistry between Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes that played out on air and in front of the network's eyes in recent months

Viewers have drawn attention to the flirty banter and undeniable chemistry between Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes that played out on air and in front of the network’s eyes in recent months

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes

The GMA3 anchors share a love of running and were seen hugging at the NYC Half Marathon earlier this year

Resurfaced clips from the show as well as photos and social media videos show the now obvious signs of the two co-hosts’ romance 

They trained for the race alongside Robach’s estranged husband Andrew Shue who was considered firmly part of the ‘marathon posse’ and included in numerous now scrubbed social media posts by Robach.

Their cozy friendship and cute posts peppered both Holmes and Robach’s now deleted social media at the time as they worked, trained and socialized together.

Sitting side by side, Holmes lounges on the sofa, casually dressed in sweats, while Robach sits pert and straight-backed. They are filmed mid-chat.

‘You’ve been training,’ Robach states. Holmes interjects: ‘With you. And I run behind you, and you keep pace, so I don’t have to worry about these things.’

Robach responds: ‘And if you are the pacer, you do have to worry about these things.’

‘If you are the pacer does that make me the pacee?’ Holmes asks.

Robach replies: ‘Yes. But we’re going to both be finishers. That’s what counts.’

After revisiting episodes following the news of their affair, their undeniable chemistry on-screen had some fans convinced the two were 'soulmates'

After revisiting episodes following the news of their affair, their undeniable chemistry on-screen had some fans convinced the two were ‘soulmates’

As Holmes joked about following Robach's lead, she replied: 'Yes. But we're going to both be finishers. That's what counts,' creating a very sexually tense moment

As Holmes joked about following Robach’s lead, she replied: ‘Yes. But we’re going to both be finishers. That’s what counts,’ creating a very sexually tense moment 

Insiders had told DailyMail.com that Amy and T.J.'s secret romance had blossomed while the two were covering the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in London in June - where the pair appeared so giggly and giddy they almost seem to have forgotten they are on live TV at all

Insiders had told DailyMail.com that Amy and T.J.’s secret romance had blossomed while the two were covering the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in London in June – where the pair appeared so giggly and giddy they almost seem to have forgotten they are on live TV at all

Robach is a cancer survivor who publicly spoke about her diagnosis with Stage 2 breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 40. 

She credited co-host Robin Roberts, herself a survivor of the disease, with saving her life by convincing her to get a mammogram.

Robach was back in her seat as promised the following week leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Both Robach and Holmes married their respective spouses in 2010 and both have blended families. 

Holmes has a nine-year-old daughter with his current wife and another daughter and son from a previous relationship.

Robach has two daughters from her first marriage, while her husband Shue has three sons.

Robach and Shue even wrote a children’s book together about blending their families. 

‘Better Together’ was published just last year and features the Squirrely and the McMunk families joining together.

Speaking at the time, Robach shared how ‘easily’ she and Shue had worked together, finishing the initial story in just one night and talked about the importance of ‘love, adventure, curiosity and an open mind and heart’ in making a marriage and parenting a blended family work.

Holmes has posted gushing tributes to his wife, Marilee on Instagram in the past, and praised her 'grace and patience' in one touching post marking the couple's tenth wedding anniversary in March 2020

Holmes has posted gushing tributes to his wife, Marilee on Instagram in the past, and praised her ‘grace and patience’ in one touching post marking the couple’s tenth wedding anniversary in March 2020  

Marilee, who shares a nine-year-old daughter with Holmes, last shared a photo of her husband on August 19, wishing him a happy 45th birthday

Marilee, who shares a nine-year-old daughter with Holmes, last shared a photo of her husband on August 19, wishing him a happy 45th birthday 

Robach and her husband of 12 years appeared to be going strong as recently as July this year, when she posted a selfie of the loved-up pair on vacation

Robach and Shue are pictured running the NYC Marathon together in 2019

Robach and her husband of 12 years appeared to be going strong as recently as July this year, when she posted a selfie of the loved-up pair on vacation. They are pictured right running the NYC Marathon in 2019 

Similarly, Holmes has posted gushing tributes to his wife, Marilee on Instagram. 

In a post marking their tenth anniversary he wrote: ‘This particular #decadechallenge is a little late but…10 years ago, Marilee Fiebig married me. And despite my best efforts she remained married to me the past 10 years. That’s not hyperbole. I’m not being dramatic. I gave her plenty of reasons, excuses and opportunities to walk her fine ass out of the doooooooor. [sic] But instead, with her built-in black woman superpower, she showed a grace and patience that’s incomprehensible.’

The last post of Holmes on his wife’s Instagram was on August 19 when she posted an image of him being hugged by his daughter, in front of a birthday cake. In her post she wished him happy 45th birthday.

Shue’s last appearance on his wife’s Instagram account was a few weeks earlier on July 30 when she posted from a holiday together in Greece.

By the time August was through, the secret was out and the marital façades were shattered with Holmes moving to his own apartment and Shue moving out of his and Amy’s.

Holmes wasted no time reuniting with Robach after Thanksgiving – a holiday the lovers did not spend together.

The colleagues-turned-lovers a pictured spending time together at Holmes's place in the Financial District

The colleagues-turned-lovers a pictured spending time together at Holmes’s place in the Financial District

The pair have been pictured going back months spending time at one another's apartments

The pair have been pictured going back months spending time at one another’s apartments

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