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Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes thought of releasing a press release about their relationship however in the end determined in opposition to it.
“Possibly it will have been higher had we [released statements], however what we have been making an attempt to do was maintain our jobs,” Robach, 50, mentioned on a Wednesday, December 20, episode of her and Holmes’ “Amy & T.J.” podcast. “We did have press releases able to go, that we had written, that day.”
Robach shared that whereas she and Holmes, 46, have been hopeful they might get to return to their jobs at GMA3, the extra time that handed made it extra unlikely. Regardless of returning to the present proper after the information broke in November 2022, ABC pulled the duo from their positions earlier than formally letting them go in January.
“All the pieces about us wished to talk out. However as soon as we didn’t converse out in these preliminary first few days, at what level do you then?” Robach shared. “It obtained actually onerous and this wasn’t in my wheelhouse or in [Holmes’].”
Robach defined that she by no means needed to do press about herself earlier than and had by no means been in a state of affairs the place a press release was required. As Robach mirrored, Holmes determined to go to his inbox and search for the e-mail draft of his assertion which had a timestamp of November 30, 2022, the identical day information broke of their relationship.
“This draft was by no means despatched as an electronic mail due to what [Robach] simply described,” Holmes admitted. “That is so wild, I’m studying it.”
Holmes revealed that each he and Robach determined that in the event that they have been going to launch a press release they agreed they might do it individually relatively than collectively. Holmes started studying Robach’s message aloud.
“My divorce is sort of finalized after we determined to separate. T.J. and I’ve been pals for years, and our relationship has advanced solely in latest weeks,” he learn from Robach’s never-released assertion. “I ask for privateness for my household as we proceed to heal.”
Holmes continued with a press release he wrote for himself: “After a month-long separation, I’m within the ultimate stage of my divorce, a course of that has been troublesome and that my household — for his or her sake — had hoped to maintain non-public. I’ve leaned on my closest pal throughout this painful stretch and really lately, that friendship turned extra. Out of respect for my household, I’m requesting privateness at the moment.”
Holmes reiterated that whereas he and Robach by no means spoke out about their romance on the peak of the scandal, the couple was “able to go.”
Final month, the twosome introduced their plans for his or her podcast enterprise, which dropped earlier this month. Within the episodes, Robach and Holmes have been candid about their relationship and the way their family members reacted to the scandal.