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- Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes are officially leaving ABC News, according to a memo obtained by CNN.
- The decision comes after news broke the co-anchors had a romantic relationship in November 2022.
- ABC News president Kim Godwin called the scandal a “distraction” in a memo sent to staff on Friday.
Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes are leaving ABC News for good a month after the former co-anchors were taken off the air when their off-camera relationship scandal broke.
News that Robach and Holmes, who had co-hosted the “GMA3: What You Need To Know” show since 2020, are leaving comes after weeks of speculation that a decision about their future at the network was imminent.
CNN reported that ABC News president Kim Godwin sent a memo informing staff of Robach and Holmes’s employment status on Friday.
“I know that this has been a distraction for so many of us, but let’s not forget all the great work that continues to make ABC News the #1 news network in America, and that’s because of you,” Godwin wrote, according to CNN. “I want to thank you again for your patience and professionalism during this time.”
The anchors presented Oscars coverage together.
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Representatives for ABC News did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
However, in a statement to CNN, a spokesperson for the network confirmed that Robach and Holmes are leaving the network after a series of meetings.
“After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” the ABC News spokesperson said. “We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
The decision to take Holmes and Robach off the air for good comes almost two months after the former co-hosts found themselves embroiled in a public scandal when the Daily Mail published a series of photos of them appearing to be engaged in an intimate romantic relationship in November.
At the time, both Holmes and Robach were legally married to other people. Holmes filed for divorce from Marilee Fiebig, his wife of 13 years, in December.