By John Koblin, Michael M. Grynbaum | New York Times
ABC News announced to staff members on Monday that the anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach had been pulled from the network’s daytime talk show, “GMA3,” just days after their romantic relationship became public and turned into a tabloid sensation.
Kim Godwin, the president of ABC News, made the announcement during a 9 a.m. editorial call, saying that the relationship had become an “internal and external distraction,” according to three people who listened to her remarks.
Ms. Godwin said the relationship between the two on-air personalities, who co-anchor “GMA3” together, was not in violation of company policy. She did not say how long the hosts would be off the air, or whether they would return at all to the program, which is an offshoot of the network’s popular “Good Morning America” franchise. She also did not say whether they would lose pay.
“If children are involved, it’s not a great look to start an extramarital affair, but AZ is a no fault state. So, at best an affair might get reimbursement for community funds, if any, wasted on the affair.”
Audra Petrolle, family attorney at Rose Law Group