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Gayle King said it’s become a ‘very mess and very sloppy’ at Good Morning America after news broke of co-hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes’ affair. 

The CBS Mornings co-host lamented the situation over her ABC counterparts, telling Andy Cohen on Thursday night that the whole thing is muddied. 

‘In the beginning I actually thought, good on Good Morning America. They’re saying they’re not taking them off the air. It’s two consenting adults,’ Gayle said of the initial calm before the storm. 

‘But then the more you read, it’s just very messy,’ she said, referencing the fact that Robach and Holmes were married to other people at the time of their affair and that this was not the first time Holmes reportedly cheated on his wife.

‘I think, to me, it’s just a sad situation because you’ve got kids involved, you’ve got families involved, and I keep thinking about that. I’m very concerned about that.’ 

ABC bosses have yet to make a final decision over the couple’s future, but neither Holmes nor Robach have been on the screen since Monday and a source has told DailyMail.com that there are no plans for them to return to their seats at GMA3 this week.

Eight days after DailyMail.com broke the story of the affair, Robach said, ‘It’s kind of over now.’ 

CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King said the situation over at her ABC counterpart Good Morning America has become 'very messy and very sloppy' following the fallout of its co-hosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach's affair

CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King said the situation over at her ABC counterpart Good Morning America has become ‘very messy and very sloppy’ following the fallout of its co-hosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach’s affair

The duo (pictured) have not been on the screen since Monday following their suspension

The duo (pictured) have not been on the screen since Monday following their suspension

Robach made her comment as she walked her goldendoodle, Brody, in Manhattan, just three days after she and her lover Holmes, 45, were ‘indefinitely’ suspended from the show they once fronted.

Casually dressed in a jean jacket, white shirt, and high-waisted khaki pants, she spoke through gritted teeth and it was unclear whether Robach, 49, was expressing frustration at the ongoing furor, or referring to the relationship that sparked it all in the first place.

Gayle is not the first morning show host to comment on the situation, with CNN’s  Don Lemon recently expressing his support for the pair saying that viewers should not judge them until all the facts are known.

He said he hoped to see them reinstated and he hoped to ‘give them a hug’ if he saw them.

Executives at the network, which is owned by Disney, are working to find a solution after it was revealed that Holmes’ affair with Robach, which left his twelve-year-long marriage to attorney Marilee Fiebig, 44, in tatters, was not his first indiscretion.

In fact, he had a three-year-long affair with one of the show’s producers between 2016 and 2019, a woman who happened to be one of Robach’s best friends.

A source tells DailyMail.com, ”There is massive confusion internally. ABC News executive Kim [Godwin] has taken them off the air while they deal with this.’

ABC News President Kim Godwin made the announcement during an internal call Monday morning, calling the romance a distraction.

‘I want to say that while that relationship is not a violation of company policy, I have really taken the last few days to think about and work through what I think is best for the ABC News organization,’ Godwin said, according to TMZ.

The pair spent a weekend shacked up in a cozy cottage in the Shawangunk Mountain region, checking out of their rental on Sunday November 13. Holmes was seen giving his lover a playful squeeze from behind as she packed up the car

The pair spent a weekend shacked up in a cozy cottage in the Shawangunk Mountain region, checking out of their rental on Sunday November 13. Holmes was seen giving his lover a playful squeeze from behind as she packed up the car 

The couple were caught in a rare PDA moment as they held hands in the back of an Uber while heading to Robach's apartment

The couple were caught in a rare PDA moment as they held hands in the back of an Uber while heading to Robach’s apartment

The two co-anchors, whose on-screen chemistry has captivated audiences since they joined GMA's third hour in 2020, can be seen laughing and cozying up to each other at the pub after a morning of filming on November 10

The two co-anchors, whose on-screen chemistry has captivated audiences since they joined GMA’s third hour in 2020, can be seen laughing and cozying up to each other at the pub after a morning of filming on November 10 

The co-stars had appeared to be taking the scandal in stride as they continued to anchor the news last week without responding to DailyMail.com’s report, which included photos of the couple on a romantic getaway, holding hands in the back of a car and sharing a laugh at a bar.

But by last Friday the pair had finally acknowledged the drama surrounding their clandestine affair by awkwardly laughing off the scandal as they opened the show.

Holmes and Robach had remained tight-lipped since DailyMail.com revealed the two had been secretly dating despite being married.

While it is unclear how Holmes’s wife and Robach’s husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, 55, learned of the affair, Holmes and his wife filed for divorce in August this year, according to sources.

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Shue deleted photos of Robach from his Instagram after the affair was revealed.

Holmes’s wife declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com and has not spoken publicly since news of the romance broke.

Despite reports that Amy and Andrew have divorced, DailyMail.com has learned the couple has consulted with a mediator. 

TJ Holmes

DailyMail.com can reveal that host TJ Holmes, 45, had a three-year affair with Good Morning America producer Natasha Singh, 37, that began in 2016. Singh and TJ's current lover Amy Robach were close friends

TJ Holmes, 45, had a three-year affair with Good Morning America producer Natasha Singh, 37, that began in 2016. Singh and TJ’s current lover Amy Robach were close friends

Natasha Singh was a producer for GMA based in LA. She left in 2017 when she moved to CBS and Gayle King's morning show

Natasha Singh was a producer for GMA based in LA. She left in 2017 when she moved to CBS and Gayle King’s morning show

Along with an affair with Robach, Holmes was also revealed to have had a three-year affair with one of the morning show’s married producers – a woman who counted Robach as one of her close friends. 

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.

According to one well-placed source, ‘Natasha was a producer for GMA based in Los Angeles when she and TJ, 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 on 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 was ‘going strong’ through 2019.

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