The affair between sullied anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach rattled the ABC network last November, leaving both on-air personalities jobless and two families broken from what some have called “unfortunate” for both journalists.
Now, sources say the estranged wife to Holmes, Marliee Fiebig, has spoken up about how the affair has damaged her marriage. According to an insider who spoke to Us Weekly, Fiebig “did not know he was having an affair,” adding that Fiebig “continues to be disappointed by his lack of discretion and respect for her and their marriage.”
One month after news broke of Holmes and Robach’s affair, the former CNN anchor filed for divorce from Fiebig after 12 years of marriage. Since them, Fiebig, is still “distraught over the affair and upset it’s not just a fling,” the source said.
The source further added that the relationship between Holmes and Robach appear to be going strong. “[Marilee] knows he’s definitely not coming back. She feels disrespected because they are all over each other in photos and she’s hurt because she sees it’s the real deal and knows now he’s not going to reconcile with her.”
Last month, it appeared Fiebig had moved on from the scandal that rocked her family
In exclusive photos obtained by Page Six last month, Marilee Fiebig was seen without her wedding ring and carrying a bouquet of roses similar to the ones she held the day she wed Holmes, who was recently fired from his post on Good Morning America after it was revealed that he was having an affair with his co-anchor, Amy Robach.
In the photos, the 45-year-old mother of one is seen with a slight smile as she walks down the streets of New York with a white turtleneck underneath a long trench-style coat. Her hair is down as her curls flow in the wind. 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.
Meanwhile, Twitter dragged Holmes for filth for a 2020 Instagram post he dedicated to his wife for their 10-year wedding anniversary.
“…despite my best efforts, she remained married to me the past 10 years.”