T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, anchors for the afternoon extension of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” are leaving the network after their romance was reported in November.
In a memo obtained by CNN, network president Kim Godwin said that the pair were taken off the air and placed on temporary hiatus after photos surfaced of them holding hands and spending time together.
Both anchors were married to other people at the time but had separated.
“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,” an ABC News spokesperson said in a statement.
“We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
Godwin also mentioned that the network is yet to decide on who will co-anchor “GMA3” and “20/20” which Robach co-anchored.
A person familiar with the matter said that the network had been negotiating with Holmes and Robach this week about an exit and the talks had advanced to final stages on Friday.
In her memo, Godwin also stated that “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. I want to thank you again for your patience and professionalism during this time.”