Amy Robach & TJ Holmes Share Plans To ‘Spend Our Lives’ Together As They Discuss Controversial Romance On Podcast
Amy Robach and TJ Holmes are in it for the long haul.
The co-workers turned lovers answered random fan questions hand-picked by their producers on Tuesday’s episode of iHeartRadio’s Amy & T.J. podcast, addressing whether or not they plan to get married.
Amy Robach said,
“We did not enter this relationship for fun or for, ‘Let’s see what happens.’ We entered this relationship because we intend to spend our lives together. So whether or not we have some sort of legal, I don’t know, button on it, that’s like, I don’t know.”
“We both have two marriages under our belts, and so it’s not something we’re racing or rushing towards, but there is something, I get it. I can’t even explain why there’s this desire, but I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Amy Robach and TJ Holmes each have two marriages until their belt. Robach shares two daughters with her first husband Tim McIntosh, and she later married Andrew Shue. TJ Holmes, a father of three, was married to Amy Ferson and Marilee Fiebig.
Since debuting their podcast earlier this month, the former GMA3 co-hosts have been candid about the timing of their relationship. They previously shared that their workplace relationship became romantic last summer when they filed for divorce from their respective spouses. However, they initially kept their feelings for each other hidden.
“Look, when we knew, it was probably summer of last year where we were like, ‘Uh oh,’ that things were — something else was evolving. We were very close to entering divorce proceedings.”
“We didn’t share that with each other because I am sitting over here going, ‘Lord, this has been a great best friend friendship, I don’t need to screw this up by saying to her that there’s something I’m feeling for her that’s beyond the friendship. So we kinda tip-toed around it.”
For Robach, looking forward to weekdays on the set of Good Morning America and loathing being away from Holmes on weekends was a key indication of her feelings.
During their podcast, Holmes revealed that he was the one who said “I love you” first in the relationship, with Robach implying it happened early on. She said,
“T.J. told me he loved me before he even held my hand. I don’t think I’ve ever had that experience before in my life where it was an emotional connection that we acknowledged before anything physical ever happened, and that was pretty amazing.”
The couple expressed a desire for the public to grasp the depth of their relationship, which formed over nearly a decade prior to their departure from ABC News and public fallout last year. Holmes said,
“I wish folks had a better understanding of the past eight years before we started dating and understanding of the foundation that we had built. People saw chemistry on the air and people behind the scenes saw our friendship. We were ridiculous together to the point of annoyance.”
“We were the kids in the class who had to be separated by the teacher, always.”
As for whether or not the public can expect wedding bells any time soon, Holmes is sure he wants to marry Robach. He said,
“You are 50 and I’m 46. I’m very sick of introducing you, a 50-year-old woman, ‘This is my girlfriend.’ That just sounds stupid.”
In response, Robach added,
“Lucky for us, when we actually meet people, we don’t have to say, ‘This is my boyfriend, T.J.’ They already know. We’re past that. We don’t really have to introduce each other, so we don’t really have to use that language.”
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