Good morning messy! A week after the "Good Morning America" scandal became national news, fellow a.m. anchor Gayle King is giving her two cents.
"I do look at the situation and I do say, 'It's very interesting what happening over there," she said on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen."
T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, who host "GMA3," have reportedly maintained a secret relationship for months. Both are in the midst of separations with their spouses. Amy's divorce is nearly finalized, but there is speculation that the romance began when they were both married.
"It's gotten very messy and very sloppy, I do think that," Gayle, who anchors competing show "CBS Mornings," said.
Gayle applauded "Good Morning America" for not taking taking the duo off the air initially, noting that they are "two consenting adults." However, T.J. and Amy were taken off the air on Dec. 5 due to their alleged affair.
"The more you read, it's just very messy," Gayle said. "To me it's just a sad situation because you've got kids involved, you've got families involved, and I keep thinking about that."
Gayle's comments came after TMZ reported that ABC's human resources and legal departments are trying to determine if the couple pressured staffers to keep the romance hidden or used company resources to meet romantically, such as cars and drivers.
Just a few days earlier, ABC President Kim Godwin said the relationship was "not a violation of company policy."
"I really have taken the last few days to think about and work through what I think is best for the ABC News organization," Godwin explained on an editorial call, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. "These decisions are not easy, they are not knee jerk, but they are necessary for the brand and for our priority which, you guys know, are all of us — the people here at ABC."
T.J. and Amy are still a couple.