“GMA3” co-anchors TJ Holmes and Amy Robach took a hiatus last week following news of their romance.
During a 9 a.m. conference call Monday, ABC News President Kim Godwin said her decision to take the anchor off the air was due to internal and external “interference” caused by their relationship, although it did not violate company policy, according to reports. to ABC News.
Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos came off the bench on Monday.
During the show, Ramos told viewers that Robbach and Holmes “have today off.”
Godwin made the announcement in photos published by the Daily Mail on Wednesday, in which the ABC anchors were seen spending days together in a car holding hands.
The reveal of Holmes and Robbach’s relationship has garnered widespread attention on social media, as both co-anchors are married.
Both Robach and Holmes have been married since 2010.
But on Friday, Holmes joked that the two had had a “beautiful week” while hosting an afternoon extension of “Good Morning America” alongside Robach.
“You know, it’s too bad it’s Friday,” he said. “It’s been a great week, just hope this week keeps going, going, going.”
“Speak for yourself,” Robach responded. “I’m really excited about the weekend.”
Both Holmes and Robach have deactivated their Instagram accounts since their relationship became news.
NBC News reached out to Matthew Hiltzik, a representative for Robach and Holmes, who said the reporter had no comment at this time.
Amy Robach previously worked for nine years at MSNBC and NBC News, where she co-hosted “Today’s Weekend” with Lester Holt before leaving in 2012 “(Weekend Today). MSNBC anchor.
Diana Durslas contributed.