T.J. Holmes’ estranged wife Marilee Fiebig is speaking out for the first time amid the couple’s divorce and Holmes’ reported affair with “GMA3” co-anchor Amy Robach.
Fiebig’s attorney Stephanie Lehman shared a statement with the DailyMail Wednesday, saying, “Marilee’s sole focus has remained on the overall best interests of her nine-year-old daughter. To that end, TJ’s attorney and I have been working together to move their divorce forward privately, expeditiously, and as amicably as possible.”
Lehman confirmed the report to USA TODAY.
The attorney added: “Notwithstanding, we continue to be disappointed by T.J.’s lack of discretion, respect, and sensitivity toward Marilee and the parties’ daughter.”
“Marilee has been touched by the outpouring of support and looks forward to new beginnings in the new year,” the statement concluded.
T.J. Holmes files for divorce from wife amid reported affair with ‘GMA3’ co-anchor Amy Robach
A week go, the ABC co-anchor, 45, filed a petition for divorce from Fiebig, an immigration attorney, in New York City after 13 years of marriage, according to court records obtained by USA TODAY.
USA TODAY has reached out to reps and attorneys for Holmes.
Holmes and Fiebig got married in March 2010 and share 9-year-old daughter Sabine. The “GMA3” co-anchor also has two children, Brianna and Jaiden, from a previous marriage to Amy Ferson.
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The petition for divorce comes after the alleged romance between Holmes and Robach, 49, made headlines last month when the Daily Mail published video and photographs that made it apparent something romantic was happening between the two married anchors. One picture showed the two holding hands. In another, Holmes is patting Robach on the bottom.
The outlet also obtained photos and video of Holmes and Robach kissing while in Miami last week.
Robach wed “Melrose Place” star Andrew Shue in 2010. While the pair did not have kids together, Robach has two children from her first marriage to Tim McIntosh.
Last month, ABC decided to sideline Robach and Holmes from the afternoon news program, calling the allegations a “distraction.”
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ABC News President Kim Godwin alerted the editorial staff to her decision on Dec. 5 in a meeting.
“While the relationship is not a violation of company policies, I have taken the last few days to think through what I think is best for our organization. For now, I’m going to take Amy and T.J. off the air while we figure this out,” Godwin said, according to an employee on the call who was not authorized to share details publicly.
ABC declined to comment at the time.
Holmes appeared to hint a marital strife in a March 2020 Facebook post in which he admitted he gave Fiebig “plenty of reasons, excuses, and opportunities to walk her fine (behind) out the doooooooor. But instead, with her built-in black woman superpower, she showed a grace and patience that’s incomprehensible.”
Contributing: Erin Jensen