'GMA' Anchor T.J. Holmes Said He Gave His Wife "Plenty of Reasons" to Leave Him

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Dec. 29 2022, Updated 11:40 a.m. ET

(l-r): T.J. Holmes and Marilee Fiebig
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On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, several photos surfaced online of Good Morning America co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach on what appeared to be a romantic getaway. The two journalists, who are both married to other people, were spotted holding hands and cozying up at a bar in upstate New York. They shut down their Instagram accounts just hours after their alleged affair was made public.

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Amy has been married to actor Andrew Shue, best known for his role as Billy Campbell on Melrose Place, since 2010. The reporter has five children — two daughters from a previous marriage and three stepsons from her marriage to Andrew. As for T.J. Holmes, stick around for all the known details about his wife, Marilee Fiebig, and their family.

T.J. Holmes and his wife, Marilee Holmes (née Fiebig)
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T.J. Holmes and his wife, Marilee Holmes (née Fiebig)

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Who is T.J. Holmes's wife?

Like his co-anchor, T.J. has been married twice.

The former CNN correspondent's first marriage was to a woman named Amy Ferson; the pair divorced in 2007 and share two children, Brianna and Jaiden. Nearly three years after splitting from his first wife, T.J. met and married Atlanta-based attorney Marilee Fiebig. In 2013, the couple welcomed their first child together, a girl named Sabine.

According to her Instagram bio, Marilee is an immigration lawyer and serves as the chief diversity officer for Save the Children. As part of the organization, she will "continue to advance the DEI strategies already in place ... to lead the coordination of our ongoing comprehensive culture review and advise new DEI efforts."

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A few hours after T.J.'s alleged affair with Amy Robach came to light, an anniversary post dedicated to his wife went viral. In March 2020, the GMA3 co-host took part in Facebook's "10-year challenge," but instead of opening up about himself, T.J. took the opportunity to gush over Marilee, saying, "despite my best efforts, she remained married to me the past 10 years."

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"That’s not hyperbole. I’m not being dramatic. I gave her plenty of reasons, excuses, and opportunities to walk her fine ass out the doooooooor," the journalist continued. "But instead, with her built-in black woman superpower, she showed a grace and patience that’s incomprehensible." He added, "This is MARILEE FIEBIG HOLMES, y’all. And I, T.J. Holmes, do solemnly swear ... that I ... was HER #decadechallenge."

As expected, this two-year-old post has raised plenty of eyebrows.

"T.J. Holmes cheated over and over on his wife. That’s for sure. That post said everything," one person claimed on Twitter. Another alleged that T.J. "literally praised his wife, Marilee Fiebig, for putting up w his infidelity in a heartwarming IG anniversary post."

"The post T.J. Holmes made about his wife in 2020 just to publicly do that ... wheww. Man," a third person wrote on Twitter.

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T.J. Holmes has reportedly filed for divorce from Marilee Fiebig.

Since T.J.’s public Instagram post to Marilee went viral, the news correspondent has stayed away from the spotlight as much as possible. On Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, T.J. and Amy returned to GMA and kept the broadcast professional, though T.J. joked about the difficult week with his co-anchor.

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The following Monday, ABC’s execs chose to pull T.J. and Amy off the air following their infidelity rumors. They reportedly brought too much unwanted attention to the network, and ABC is still investigating the scandal. Amid the investigation, T.J. has been linked to other extramarital affairs within the workplace, including one with a married producer named Natasha Singh.

According to Page Six, T.J. and Amy’s career woes haven’t stopped the two from spending time together. The outlet reported that the paparazzi spotted the journalists out and about on several occasions. On Dec. 26, the pair cozied up next to each other while looking at Amy’s phone at an Atlanta airport.

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T.J. also reportedly took the necessary steps to end his marriage to Marilee. Page Six shared that T.J. filed for divorce from Marilee on Wednesday, Dec. 28. The alleged legal action occurred after T.J. and his wife quietly separated earlier in 2022.

While Marilee reportedly saw the split coming, she found out about her husband’s extramarital activities with the rest of the world.

“She’s devastated. She had no idea,” a source explained to the outlet.

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The insider also stated Marilee and T.J. were trying to “work things out” in the Summer of 2022. They spent T.J.’s 45th birthday together in August 2022, and Marilee reportedly thought they would reconcile.

What is Marilee Fiebig's nationality?

According to her official bio on the Save the Children website, Marilee was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo; however, she grew up in the United States, meaning she is of American nationality and African ethnicity.

Since the scandal, Marilee has maintained her and their daughter’s privacy and hasn’t spoken on the matter.

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