T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach put on a united and happy front in their first public sighting since getting suspended from “Good Morning America 3” over their alleged affair.
Even though their professional careers are hanging in the balance while ABC conducts an investigation into the nature of their relationship, the co-anchors appeared carefree and committed to one another while strolling the rainy streets of New York City on Thursday — arm-in-arm.
In photos obtained by the Daily Mail, the two were seen smiling and laughing as they made their way down the sidewalk following a presumed lunch date at Capital Grille.
Holmes, 45, and Robach, 49, dined at the restaurant’s bar, where they enjoyed steak, salad and wine. They sat closely next to each other and conversed throughout the meal.
After lunch, the duo strolled back toward Holmes’ Financial District apartment.
While the broadcasters matched in blue jeans and neutral-toned peacoats for the outing, Holmes opted for black sneakers and a black scarf, while Robach completed her look with brown boots and a white hoodie.
On Tuesday, an insider told the Mail that the two “wouldn’t dare be caught together … while ABC is making a decision.”
“Their marriages are over, but they have children to think about, and they don’t want to jeopardize their futures with the network any more than they already have,” the informant said.
However, a source told E! News the following day that the colleagues were “still very much together.”
Amid ABC’s investigation into Holmes and Robach’s alleged affair, more has come to light about his alleged relations with at least two other staffers at the job, including married producer Natasha Singh.
Holmes and Robach’s friendship allegedly turned romantic after they began training together for the NYC Half Marathon in March — when they were each still married to other people.
However, Robach’s divorce from Andrew Shue is nearly finalized, and a friend told us that the “Melrose Place” alum “moved out earlier this summer.”
But Holmes’ wife, Marilee Fiebig — whom he wed in 2010 — was apparently “blindsided” by his alleged romance with Robach.
In fact, a source told Page Six that Holmes and Fiebig were in the midst of trying to mend their marriage when the Robach news broke. Holmes and Fiebig even spent time together for his birthday back in August.