According to PEOPLE, the ex-spouses of the former GMA3 co-anchors sparked a romantic connection as of late and have bonded over their shared experiences of splitting from their partners when Robach and Holmes found love.
The broadcasters romance became public knowledge in November of 2022 as photos appeared of the two cozying up together surfaced online. At the time, Robach had not officially confirmed her separation from Shue, as well as Holmes from Fiebeg.
On December 5th, 2022, Robach and Holmes were ‘temporarily removed‘ from the daytime television spot. The following month, it was announced that they would not be returning to their roles on the ABC News shot as a result of the company’s investigation into their romance.
As of late, the couple cleared up the timeline of their romance and revealed that they each had been living separately from their estranged spouses prior to pursuing a romantic relationship with one another. The two discussed the situation on the Amy & T.J. Podcast.
According to Holmes, “November 30, 2022, was the day that we were, and this is very important we were outed…. To be clear, we were outed as being in a relationship, but everyone else thought we were being outed as adulterers — being outed as cheating on our spouses — and it wasn’t the case because the odd thing is, the day those pictures were taken and the day that article was released, we both at that point were in divorce proceedings.”
Added Robach, 50: “Yes, we had attorneys, mediators. We were in the middle of divorces.”
Holmes continued, “We shouldn’t have allowed — [and] I can say that in hindsight — for folks to find out about our relationship before they found out about our divorces.” The couple noted that they had already prepared a draft statement “which [was] never released” on Nov. 30 about the news of their divorces and current relationship.
“We thought we were protecting our children and our families,” said Robach. “And we thought we had time and we thought we had a right to privacy and maybe that was foolish and silly?”
Holmes and Fiebig, 44, settled their divorce in December of 2022, just weeks after the news of the relationship went public. Robach also finalized her divorce with Shue, 56, in March according to Page Six.
Over the course of the last year, the couple have shown their relationship in public more with romantic outings both abroad and at home.