Marilee Fiebig, the ex-wife of disgraced Good Morning America host T.J. Holmes is finally opening up about her estranged husband who has been seen gallivanting around town with his mistress and co-host Amy Robach.
“During the holiday season and in light of the challenging times, Marilee’s sole focus has remained on the overall best interest of her 9-year-old daughter. To that end, T.J.’s lawyer and I have been working together to move their divorce forward privately, expeditiously and as amicably as possible,” divorce attorney Stephanie Lehman told TMZ on behalf of Fiebig.
She added: “Notwithstanding, we continue to be disappointed by T.J.’s lack of discretion, respect and sensitivity toward Marilee and the party’s daughter. Marilee has been touched by the outpouring of support and looks forward to a new beginning in this new year.”
Marilee Fiebig had been married to Holmes for 12 years before the pair separated earlier this year. Months after the separation, it was revealed that he was having an affair with Robach, who appears alongside Holmes on ABC’s popular afternoon show GMA 3: What You Need to Know.
A source told Page Six that the pair began dating around March while they were both training for the New York City Half Marathon. In the months that followed, the two were caught in pictures hanging around town and taking trips together. Both anchors were married to their spouses for 12 years, but both couples separated from their spouses in August, reports say.
In photos obtained by Daily Mail, Holmes and Robach were first seen canoodling and drinking beers at a local NYC bar not far from an office where they work. Other photos show the pair packing items in a BMW to head on a trip at a tucked-away cottage in upstate New York. In one picture that has since gone viral, Holmes was seen cupping Roback’s butt cheek in his hand.
One work colleague told Page Six that the pair had “gone to extreme lengths to hide their affair.”
“They have a very cozy relationship on air, but that is what is expected. But they were very careful behind the scenes to keep their affair secret. The producers at ‘GMA’ are shocked to hear they are having an affair,” the staffer said.
Anonymous sources told Daily Mail that the couple’s work colleagues were “buzzing about the intimacy between them” while they were in England in June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Since the news broke, both Holmes and Robach have deactivated their Instagram accounts. In one photo on her account, before it was deleted, she was seen with both her husband and side hubby after training for the marathon.
“Amazing group and incredible weather today. Our half marathon posse slaying final long training run,” she captioned the post.
“…despite my best efforts, she remained married to me the past 10 years.”
The post continued: “That’s not hyperbole. I’m not being dramatic. I gave her plenty of reasons, excuses, and opportunities to walk her fine ass out the doooooooor. But instead, with her built-in black woman superpower, she showed a grace and patience that’s incomprehensible.”