The properties of former Good Morning America hosts Amy Robach and TJ Holmes could go up in smoke if they don’t succeed in changing careers, a PR expert has claimed.
Holmes and Robach were first pulled from the GMA3 show after news of their alleged affair and then officially ousted from the network last month.
Eric Schiffer, chairman of Los Angeles-based firm Reputation Management Consultants, spoke exclusively to The US Sun about Holmes and Robach’s money transfers and settlement.
Holmes and Robach reportedly fled to his $490,000 home in Atlanta, and Robach just moved into a $2 million penthouse in New York City that she’s renting after reportedly selling the home she shares with ex Andrew Shue shared, had sold for $5.2 million.
Schiffer suggested that after their GMA exit, they will have “agents calling to market sellable properties.”
“In addition, the public recognizes that these were endowments of past successes that may go up in smoke because they need to liquidate and have money to live on if they are unable to convert to new careers in a year.”
It’s unclear if Holmes has a monthly mortgage payment, but he’s the only one currently listed on the deed.
Representatives for the two did not immediately respond to The US Sun’s request for comment.
“YOU HAVE SHOWN RESPECT”
Schiffer also provided insight into Holmes and Robach’s severance pay.
Despite getting the shoe at the same time, Robach reportedly got a better deal, sources told PageSix.
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Robach joined the network in May 2012 while Holmes started in September 2014.
“Disney has chosen to manage the PR side against its financial obligations,” Schiffer said.
“Disney likely negotiated to manage finances and payout to the extent TJ’s violations were material.
“You claimed them. And that probably played a role.
“But you’re also talking about someone [Amy] Who has much more seniority and achievements in the network and they have shown respect for what they should.
Schiffer also said that despite the reported difference in severance pay, no better prospects are guaranteed.
“Amy has a lot of options, but so does her partner,” he said.
“I don’t think it necessarily explodes TJ’s career prospects in any way.”
“NOT FINANCIAL INVITATION”
Schiffer expects the duo to receive at least a year’s severance pay.
“Otherwise you start hearing massive and maybe ghastly rumbles of discontent,” he said.
This “puts them and their agents in a position to have conversations and consider a range of options,” Schiffer continued.
“That would include a wider network, local opportunities, and potentially more entrepreneurial activity, potentially self-funded, utilizing platforms that are non-mainstream but capable of significant following and monetization.
“The good thing is that in the short term they don’t push financially.”
“CASCADE OF FEAR”
As for their future, Schiffer argues that the funds will prepare Robach and Holmes in planning their next moves.
“The severance package enables them not to be seriously handicapped financially in the short term, to take their time and to find career positions that do not significantly distort their personal desires,” said Schiffer.
“You don’t always get severance pay in those situations, depending on the violations.
“It can skewer your lifestyle and create a cascade of anxiety.”
Schiffer previously told The US Sun that while Holmes and Robach are unlikely to work together on another network, they have many options going forward.
“What you’re likely to see is that they’re going in different directions.
“They’re just going to go into markets that are likely to have a lot less attention and potentially entrepreneurial approaches like YouTube and others where they can actually make money and do pretty well.”
News of Robach and Holmes’ ousting from the network came on Jan. 27 when ABC released an official statement.
“After several productive discussions with Amy Robach and TJ Holmes about options, we all agreed that moving away from ABC News is best for everyone,” said an ABC News spokesperson.
“We recognize their talent and dedication over the years and are grateful for their contributions.”
Their alleged affair first came to light in November.
The couple had been pulled from GMA3 while an internal investigation was being conducted.
In a memo issued Dec. 12, ABC President Kim Godwin told staff, “Amy and TJ will not be on air pending the completion of an internal review and there will be a rotation of anchors at GMA3 for the time being.”
Robach and Holmes reportedly left their respective spouses, Andrew Shue and Marilee Fiebig, in August.
The two couples have both been married for ten years and are both reportedly on the verge of divorce.
Holmes reportedly filed for divorce from Marilee in December.
Robach has no children with her former Melrose Place star husband.
Holmes is now the father of a nine-year-old daughter, Sabine, with Marilee.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7408276/gma-tj-holmes-amy-robach-properties-new-careers/ The properties of ousted GMA stars TJ Holmes and Amy Robach could “go up in smoke” if they don’t find “new careers”.