Who knew a simple argument over running would turn into this full-blown affair?
We all know Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have been embroiled in a messy romance ever since it was revealed they were having an alleged affair late last year! But it turns out the former Good Morning America co-anchors “were very close” before things turned steamy… all because of marital troubles and marathon training?
According to a new source for Us Weekly on Friday, Amy and her husband of twelve years, Andrew Shue, were experiencing problems in their relationship long before sparks began flying between the co-stars. One of the most significant ways the TV personality navigated the challenging time was by leaning on her then-BFF T.J., the insider dished:
“When Amy was having issues with Andrew around 2020 to 2022, she was confiding in T.J.”
As crazy as it may sound, Amy and Andrew apparently called things off because toward the end of their relationship, “Andrew wasn’t supporting” the former 20/20 host. More specifically, he didn’t like that she “challenged herself to run four marathons in 2022.” This created the perfect opening for the former CNN correspondent, the confidant expressed:
“[T.J.] was supporting and Andrew wasn’t.”
T.J. not only cheered Amy on, but he also trained alongside her! This led to the connection they have today, and their breakup woes. The insider said the new lovebirds’ “bond was made stronger because of [T.J.’s support] and that’s when it all started.” These days, when the embattled stars are “together, [T.J.’s] in awe of Amy.” Guess she got what she was looking for all along — a supportive partner!
That said, the Melrose Place alum did run the NYC Half Marathon with his then-wife in 2022, so, he wasn’t completely unsupportive. There must have been something else affecting the marriage! Oh, wait. There was! It was around the time of the NYC Half Marathon that Amy and T.J. reportedly started to take things out of the friend zone. So maybe the actor just didn’t want his wife spending so much time getting so hot and sweaty with another man??
As Perezcious readers know, the reporters were fired from ABC News and are now on the job hunt together, hoping to sell a show where they would appear on-screen, side-by-side just like in the old days. Only this time everyone would know they were an item! When it comes to their future, another source also told the outlet earlier this month:
“Friends feel they will get engaged soon because they were friends a long time before they became lovers. They have a strong bond.”
Engaged already?! They better speed up their divorces, then! So far, Amy and Andrew have yet to officially file for divorce, though they are supposedly working out the details in private. Similarly, T.J. filed for divorce from his ex Marilee Fiebig, but they still have a complicated custody battle ahead of them over their daughter Sabine. So, the new couple has a long way to go until they can start enjoying their happily ever after… that is if they are the real deal!
Thoughts?! Can you believe they’re blaming this all on running? Surely something else must have been going on in Amy and Andrew’s marriage! Let us know what you think (below)!