GOOD Morning America stars Amy Robach and TJ Holmes will “work together as a united front” when they confront ABC executives this week, The US Sun has learned.
A well-placed source told The US Sun that Amy and TJ’s mediation talks have been officially scheduled in Los Angeles, where their attorneys for the tense negotiations are based.
“There’s a settlement meeting that was just scheduled for later this week,” the insider said.
“Amy’s attorneys and TJ’s attorneys are working hand-in-hand as a united front.”
Last week, The US Sun exclusively reported that there would be a mediation for the GMA3 hosts and ABC executives sometime later this week.
“The purpose of these conversations is to explore possibilities and talk about what is known and what has yet to be determined,” the insider added.
The source said these sessions will be all-inclusive and the issue of race is likely to be on the table.
“There’s just no guarantee the mediation will be successful,” the insider warned.
The tense mediation sessions are being held with the stars’ high-profile attorneys Andrew Brettler and Eric George and ABC’s attorneys and top executives as they hope to work out the couple’s exit package.
“PREPARE FOR THE WORST”
As a network source previously revealed, the paired co-hosts are unofficially at GMA3 and braced for the worst possible outcome as the ABC investigation into their inter-office relationship drags into its eighth week.
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The official exit talks follow a DailyMail report that early in his marriage to estranged wife Marilee Fiebig, TJ had an alleged affair with another woman, this time an ABC employee 13 years his junior.
A network source said: “The ABC legal team is taking a really long time because it’s a really small but totally trusted team of lawyers.
“They are definitely scoring their Is and crossing their Ts for Amy and TJ’s exit strategy.
“ABC will pay big bucks to keep everyone happy and walk away very, very quietly.
“Barren NDAs will be signed and everything in their exit treaties will ensure there are no nuclear explosions in the aftermath.
“This whole situation has been handled very poorly and ABC’s legal team is having their hands full making sure everything is right.”
The source also assured Disney CEO Bob Iger “will be sure to keep an eye on the final packages.”
“They are all working on strategies to make hosts comfortable enough for the network to walk away from as quietly as possible,” the source said.
The GMA3 co-hosts recently brought in two high-profile attorneys to deal with the network.
After the co-hosts hired the lawyers, a close source said: “It certainly sounds like they’re out.
“The couple believe there is no scandal, these are two amicable adults and if they had gone back on the air over the holidays it would all be behind them by now and no one would care.”
In a call to staff in early December, ABC News president Kim Godwin said on a call, “After much deliberation, I’m taking Amy and TJ off the air while we figure this out.”
The ABC exec went on to say that TJ and Amy’s relationship was “not a violation of company policy” and that the decision to take them out of their anchor chairs was necessary for the “GMA brand as a whole.”
Amy hired powerhouse attorney Andrew Brettler while TJ hired Eric George.
TJ and Amy sent shockwaves through the television world when their relationship was revealed in late November 2022.
The couple, who began anchoring GMA3 together in 2020, reportedly began their romance over the summer, with both claiming they were already separated from their spouses at the time.
They were removed from GMA3 after the public got wind of their relationship.
A number of hosts have represented her in their free time, including Janai Norman and Gio Benitez.
Ever since their relationship was made public, Amy and TJ have not kept it a secret.
They were caught kissing and cuddling during a torrid Miami getaway days after Christmas.
The pair also smiled and looked cozy during a shopping spree days later.
TJ filed for divorce from his wife Marilee Fiebig late last month in New York after 12 years of marriage.
They have a 10-year-old daughter together, Sabine.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7224458/gma-amy-robach-tj-holmes-united-front-settlement/ GMA’s Amy Robach and TJ Holmes will “work together as a united front” this week to hold talks with ABC executives