Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have reportedly been taken off ‘GMA3’

  • “GMA3” co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have been temporarily removed from the show, according to reports.
  • The pair have been engaged in an affair for some time, tabloids reported last week.
  • ABC News’ president reportedly said the relationship didn’t violate policy, but was a “distraction.”

“GMA3: What You Need to Know” co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes have been reportedly removed temporarily from the show amid a reported affair.

Multiple outlets — including Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, and Washington Post — reported on Monday that the pair have been benched, but not suspended, as ABC News decides next steps.

Interim anchors have not been named beyond Monday, in which Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez stepped in, according to the Post.

Representatives for ABC News and “Good Morning America” did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

“I want to say that while the relationship is not a violation of company policy, I really have taken the last few days to think about and work through what I think is best for the ABC News organization,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said on Monday morning editorial call, according to THR.

“These decisions are not easy, they are not knee jerk, but they are necessary for the brand and for our priority which, you guys know, are all of is, the people here at ABC,” Godwin continued, THR reported.

The reported benching gives credence to tabloid reports last week about the apparent affair.

Page Six first reported that Robach and Holmes had been engaged in a “months-long affair.” Both of them are married to others, though People reported last week that they had separated from their spouses in August.

Godwin said that Robach and Holmes’ relationship had become “an internal and an external distraction,” according to the Post.