ABC has taken off “Good Morning America” hosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, following the disclosure of their romantic relationship.
According to ABC News President Kim Godwin, the decision was made to evaluate the impact the affair might have on the program and the company.
Godwin told ABC News employees during an editorial call Monday that Robach and Holmes had not violated any company policy but indicated ABC News “wanted to do what’s best for the organization.”
The co-stars appeared to be taking the scandal in stride as they continued to anchor the news last week without responding to the report, which included photos of the couple on a romantic getaway, holding hands in the back of a car and sharing a laugh at a bar.
Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez will host GMA3 this week while ABC works out how to handle the PR nightmare, according to Daily Mail.
Earlier on Friday, after the show’s taping, Robach was seen moving out of the New York City home she once shared with her now estranged husband Andrew Shue, where she broke her silence on the controversy for the first time.
When asked if she had anything to say, Robach replied: “It’s been great. I’ve gotten a lot of support. And, you know, I appreciate everything, and I’m happy to be going to work,” before getting into a black service car.