In a candid conversation on their podcast, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have opened up about their lives after their dramatic exit from ABC’s “GMA3” in January 2023. While the headlines back then focused on their controversial relationship, the latest episode of the “Amy and T.J. Podcast” painted a picture of their personal and professional reinvention, with Robach declaring her disinterest in ever returning to the “grind” of morning television.
“I learned that I never want to go back to the grind of morning television,” Robach stated clearly, her voice carrying a note of finality. “And I learned that I don’t miss the job, I miss the people.” This admission marks a significant turning point for the veteran broadcaster, who spent nearly two decades navigating the demanding world of news anchoring, starting at CNBC and NBC’s “Weekend Today” before finding her place at ABC in 2012. “GMA3” was, for a decade, her anchor desk, her platform, and a significant part of her identity.
Holmes, her co-anchor and now partner, mirrored her sentiment, chiming in with a supportive, “I’m with you there.” Their on-air chemistry and eventual off-screen romance, initially met with surprise and then scrutiny, eventually led to their departure from the show. While the details of their exit remain largely unaddressed, the podcast offered a glimpse into their emotional journey.
“There were definitely some dark days,” Robach admitted, acknowledging the intense media coverage and public speculation surrounding their personal lives. “It was a lot to process, both professionally and personally.” However, she emphasized that this challenging period also served as a catalyst for reflection and growth.
“We learned a lot about ourselves, about each other, and about what truly matters in life,” she said, her voice laced with a newfound determination. “And you know what? We came out stronger.”
Instead of mourning the loss of their morning TV gigs, Robach and Holmes have embraced the unexpected freedom. They launched their own podcast, a platform where their voices can be heard without the constraints of network news. The format allows them to explore topics beyond breaking headlines, delving into personal stories, current events, and even relationship advice.
“It’s been incredibly liberating,” Holmes acknowledged. “To be able to connect with our audience directly, without filters or scripts, has been truly rewarding.” Their podcast has garnered a loyal following, drawn to their authentic conversations and willingness to tackle sensitive issues.
While the future remains unwritten, both Robach and Holmes seem content with their current path. They are actively involved in philanthropic work, spending time with family, and enjoying the flexibility their new ventures offer. Robach, in particular, appears focused on exploring creative avenues beyond the newsroom.
“I’m open to new possibilities,” she shared, a hint of excitement in her voice. “Who knows, maybe I’ll write a book, or even try my hand at acting. The world feels like my oyster right now.”
Their story resonates with a broader cultural shift towards work-life balance and reclaiming agency over one’s career trajectory. In a world obsessed with hustle and grind, Robach and Holmes offer a different perspective, one that prioritizes well-being, passion, and the freedom to define success on their own terms.
Amy Robach may never return to the “grind” of morning TV, but her journey serves as a reminder that endings can be new beginnings. It’s a story of resilience, reinvention, and finding happiness in the unexpected. And while the morning airwaves may no longer carry their voices, their podcast provides a platform for their authentic selves, their shared journey, and a future that stretches far beyond the confines of a 5 a.m. wake-up call.