GMA’s T.J. Holmes had a three-year affair with one of the morning show’s married producers – a woman who counted his current lover Amy Robach as one of her close friends, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The relationship, which predates his affair with Robach, caused the end of former GMA producer Natasha Singh’s marriage to movie producer Garrett Braren, 43, whose credits include Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Holmes managed to salvage his own union to wife Marilee Fiebig, 44. But just barely.
The revelation of his long-standing infidelity goes a long way to explaining Holmes’s belated and gushing tenth anniversary Instagram tribute to his wife.
Posting in September 2020, a full six months after their anniversary in March when they were navigating the fallout of his affair, Holmes wrote, ‘This particular #decadechalleng is a little late but…10 years ago, Marilee Fiebig married me. And despite my best efforts, she remained married to me the past 10 years.
‘That’s not hyperbole, I’m not being dramatic. I gave her plenty of reasons, excuses, and opportunities to walk her fine a** out the doooooooor. But instead, with her built-in black woman superpower, she showed a grace and patience that’s incomprehensible.’
And, it would appear, unsustainable, when that ‘grace and patience’ was repaid by Holmes having yet another affair.
According to one well-placed source, ‘Natasha was a producer for GMA based in Los Angeles when she and T.J., a reporter, began their affair in 2016.’
Singh, 37, was the producer when Holmes traveled to LA to interview Jimmy Kimmel ahead of the Oscar’s in a segment that aired on GMA February 22, 2017.
She left the show the following year when she moved to CBS and Gayle King’s morning show, but Singh’s relationship with Holmes lost no momentum and the couple were ‘going strong’ through 2019.
Robach’s now scrubbed Instagram account featured numerous pictures of her with Singh. She celebrated her 49th birthday with her and another friend in February, posting a late-night picture of them laughing together with the caption, ‘Love these girls.’
In another she wrote of, ‘Waking up thankful for such great friends and amazing producers! #girlpower’ alongside a photo of her with Singh and fellow GMA producer Erin Brady whom DailyMail.com has been told knew about Singh’s relationship with Holmes.
GMA hosts Robin Roberts, 62, and Michael Strahan, 51, are also said to be aware of and furious about Holmes’s affair with Singh.
To rub salt into the wound this time it was Robach, the woman who Fiebig regarded as a friend, who became Holmes’ lover.
Holmes, Marilee, Robach and Robach’s estranged husband Andrew Shue, 55, often socialized as a foursome.
Holmes and Shue were both part of Robach’s ‘half-marathon posse’ training together for the event which took place March 20.
According to some reports Robach and Holmes embarked on their clandestine affair that very month.
On April 6, just two weeks after Robach posted pictures of her with Holmes, hugging and laughing at the end of the half-marathon, Singh made the first of several cryptic Twitter posts.
In contrast to most of the content on her feed, which is reserved for work related material, Singh tweeted the quote, ‘not everything in life is meant to be a beautiful story…’
Below she posted a screenshot of text attributed to Canadian writer, Bianca Sparacino, ‘It took me a long time to realize that not everything in life is meant to be a beautiful story. Not every person we feel something deep and moving with is meant to make a home within us, is meant to be a forever. Sometimes, people come into our lives to teach us how to love; and sometimes, people come into our lives to teach us how not to love.’
And while Singh posted about lost loves and the damage done, Robach and Holmes’s relationship was gathering pace.
DailyMail.com has learned that two were spotted, ‘all over each other,’ in Bloom’s Tavern in New York’s Midtown in May.
And by June, when they traveled to London to cover the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for the network there was no doubt that their close friendship had well and truly ‘crossed the line.’
One well-placed source said, ‘Staff were buzzing about the intimacy between them.’