Former 'GMA' Hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes Dish on Their Relationship Red Carpet Debut

"We’re in love. We’re happy. I don’t know how else to act.”

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes debut their relationship on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball red carpet.
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Former Good Morning America co-hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes recently opened up about the moment they took their controversial relationship to the next level. 

In a recent episode of their new iHeartRadio podcast, aptly named Amy & T.J. Podcast, the couple dished on their decision to “proudly” attend the iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Ball as a couple earlier this month. 

“We ... didn’t have to duck paparazzi, walked right off that plane holding hands, it was amazing,” Robach, 50 said. “It’s funny how the smallest things feel so great and that was one of them.”

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes debut their relationship on the red carpet.

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Holmes, 46, said the moment was “no small thing” for the pair, who have both since separated from their spouses—Andrew Shue and Marilee Fiebig (who have reportedly started dating each other in the wake of their public splits)—after news broke of their months-long affair on the set of ABC’s Good Morning America on Nov 30, 2022. Their tryst was made public after 65 photos of the pair were published in the Daily Mail. 

Shortly after their behind-the-scenes relationship went public, Holmes and Robach were benched from GMA3 pending an internal investigation, as reported by Vulture. The co-hosts were officially fired from GMA in January, 2023, Variety reported at the time. 

In their inaugural podcast episode—which debuted a year to the day that the two were suspended by their former network—Holmes said of their exit from ABC: “The best way to sum us up, Amy and T.J., is that we’re the folks who lost the jobs we love because we love each other.”

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes on the red carpet for the first time as a couple.

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In the same episode, Robach said that the pair had “gone through a year of hell” since losing their jobs, adding that: “Relationships are hard, they’re messing, they’re not perfect. We have fought for love, and I can say I have never been happier. I am with my best friend.” 

That “year of hell” seems to be behind the couple, who were all smiles on the iHeartRadio red carpet earlier this month. The couple even went so far as to coordinate their red carpet debut outfits—Robach dawned a black leather minidress and black heeled boots, while Holmes sported a black blazer, pants and simple, white button-down shirt.

“It was the first time we ever stepped out officially as a couple in front of cameras that we actually knew were going to be there and didn’t mind and smile and we had fun,” Holmes said during their latest podcast episode, adding that the couple were so “proud stepping off the plane” that they encouraged the paparazzi to “take our picture.” 

“We were just being us,” Robach added. “Apparently that means being handsy and a lot of PDA, but you know what? We’re in love. We’re happy. I don’t know how else to act.”

Danielle Campoamor
Weekend Editor

Danielle Campoamor is Marie Claire's weekend editor covering all things news, celebrity, politics, culture, live events, and more. In addition, she is an award-winning freelance writer and former NBC journalist with over a decade of digital media experience covering mental health, reproductive justice, abortion access, maternal mortality, gun violence, climate change, politics, celebrity news, culture, online trends, wellness, gender-based violence and other feminist issues. You can find her work in The New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, New York Magazine, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, TODAY, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, InStyle, Playboy, Teen Vogue, Glamour, The Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Prism, Newsweek, Slate, HuffPost and more. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and their two feral sons. When she is not writing, editing or doom scrolling she enjoys reading, cooking, debating current events and politics, traveling to Seattle to see her dear friends and losing Pokémon battles against her ruthless offspring. You can find her on X, Instagram, Threads, Facebook and all the places.