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“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts warned colleagues T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach about rumors of an affair that were swirling around the network years before the pair was outed, multiple sources tell Page Six exclusively.
Page Six reported this week that the married co-anchors left their partners after an alleged months-long affair, but we are told that the pair were plagued by internal speculation for years — going as far back as 2017.
One insider said Roberts “pulled them both aside and basically said, ‘Stop it.’”
Another source confirmed Roberts asked them about it because she was also hearing the rumors. The source tells us that Holmes denied it at the time.
A third source confirmed that Holmes was very concerned about the rumors, to the point where he even took the issue to higher-ups.
“He was a correspondent at the time, and he didn’t want Robin thinking that about him. He went to [ABC brass] and got ahead of it to dismiss it because it wasn’t true,” they said.
A fourth insider told us Holmes went straight to former “GMA” executive producer Michael Corn, because “it was absolutely not true, and it freaked them out. Amy and T.J.’s friendship took a hit when the rumors started.”
According to a source, Robach and Holmes were spotted “canoodling” in bars near ABC News back in May. She reportedly left her husband, Andrew Shue, in August.
Page Six also reported that Holmes and his wife, Marilee Fiebig, had been separated for four months — but were trying to “work things out” and that she was “blindsided” and “devastated” by the affair.
Robach’s husband, for his part, deleted photos of her on his social media following the news.
A source tells us that Robach, Shue, Holmes and Fiebig were all close and would go on double dates.
Despite the backlash, the “GM3” co-hosts did not appear remorseful when they showed up to work as a couple this week.
“They’re not ashamed. They’re two consenting adults, who ended up loving each other,” one source told Page Six.