T.J. Holmes is well aware of what's being said about him amid his alleged workplace affair, and the negative portrayal is eating at him.
"He's distraught … completely distraught. He has a daughter. He hates that he's been painted as this predator," a source told Page Six on Thursday, Feb. 9. Still, in public he's playing the role of a happy-go-lucky guy.
"You'd never suspect anything was going on," the source said.
On Nov. 30, 2022, DailyMail.com published a bombshell story alleging that "Good Morning America" co-hosts T.J. and Amy Robach — who were both married to other people at the time — had evolved their friendship into a romantic relationship many months earlier.
"There were rumors they were having an affair about a year ago," a source told People magazine. "A lot of people believed there might have been some truth to it, because you can see there's a mutual affection there. But everyone ultimately chalked it up to friendship because they always said they were both happily married."
Some sources claim the romance didn't begin until after their respective marriages collapsed. Still, ABC pulled the duo from the air soon after the initial report, and they were formally let go on Jan. 27, 2023.
On Feb. 7, The Cut published a report claiming there was a "rampant culture of sex" at ABC, and alleged that T.J. once had sex with a a low-level associate producer in his office working the overnight shift. The woman told The Cut she "didn't even think about power dynamics."
In fact, The Cut alleged that T.J. actually had three workplace affairs while with ABC, and Amy was reportedly very close with one of his alleged conquests.
Both Amy and T.J. were given severance packages in their exits. But, T.J. fears that publicity from the romance will affect his ability to get another lucrative TV job.
"He's taking his time after what just happened and trying to see what's up next," a second source told Page Six. "He's going to start looking for new jobs and will hopefully be OK."