T.J. Holmes and former coworker Amy Robach miss each other’s company on set.
The former co-anchors of Good Morning America have disclosed that they felt “pressure” from their professions and later “taken from them” when their relationship was made public.
Robach explained, “We’ve always worked together, but working with this kind of pressure over our heads is something different as it hurts a lot,” in an interview with Amy & T.J., the podcast that was just released on Tuesday.
The actress went on to say that she didn’t want to imply that she felt compelled to remain with the 46-year-old Holmes or pursue their affair. Instead, she felt under pressure because of their lost TV jobs.
“I feel that it was very unfair that our roles were taken aback from us as our relationship was revealed. I feel the pressure from our career” shedding tears as she continued.
Robach confidently said that her choice of staying with Holmes over career was correct and said that, in spite of the difficult consequences and professional sacrifices involved, she had “chosen” to love him.
She went on to say to Holmes, “I know that I understand you well and that I’ve spent enough time with you and I realize how those moments feel. I really think that love is a decision, and I have chosen to love you”.
During the program, Robach also mentioned how much she was keen to see Holmes and her again on film.
The former host remarked, “I would be devastated just personally because I chose you and I want to be with you.”
The two’s podcast debut on December 5 came precisely a year after ABC News President Kim Goodwin called for their separation when rumors of their office romance began to circulate.
Speaking about ABC’s choice for the podcast’s first episode, Robach stated, “We were told not to report to work on December 5th of last year, which was exactly one year ago today.”
Holmes chuckled, “We never got a follow-up call for a comeback”. It was the exact opposite in Holmes’ words, “The actors who lost the most loved jobs because they love each other.”