Putting on a united front. Amy Robach‘s daughters, Ava and Annalise, have continued to spend time with stepfather Andrew Shue in the midst of their mother’s affair with T.J. Holmes.
Before the scandal, Robach became a mom when she welcomed her kids with Tim McIntosh, whom she was married to from 1996 to 2008. Shue, for his part, was married to Jennifer Hageney from 1994 to 2008. The former spouses expanded their family with sons Nate, Aidan and Wyatt before their split.
The TV reporter and the Melrose Place alum tied the knot in 2010. The couple often opened up about raising a blended family. “At least five nights a week we sit down for dinner together. And we spend one-on-one time with each kid. It really changes the relationship. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it’s rewarding,” Shue exclusively told Us Weekly in 2017.
Robach noted their attempts to teach their kids about their blessings, adding, “We spend money on experiences and not material things. Those things can get forgotten about,” she said. “Seeing a Broadway show with my girls for Christmas instead of getting them clothes turned out to be one of the most meaningful ways to spend my money and time. Memories can’t be broken or returned.”
At the time, the Wonder Years alum praised Robach for raising “strong-willed” daughters, telling Us, “I was like, ‘Oh, they’re never going to fight,’ but they’re feisty and I like that. They’re always challenging me. I remember the first time I met Ava, she challenged me to a race. It’s not quintessential like, ‘We’re going to go do girl things.’ It’s been nice to have both sides.”
In November 2022, the former ABC reporter raised eyebrows when she was spotted getting cozy with Holmes outside of the office. One month later, the Arkansas native filed for divorce from his wife of more than a decade, Marilee Fiebig. Meanwhile, Shue removed all traces of his estranged wife from Instagram and has yet to publicly comment on the scandal.
Us broke the news in January 2023 that the GMA3 coanchors were officially axed from ABC. Weeks later, the network issued a statement about Robach and Holmes’ departure.
“After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” ABC said in a statement. “We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
A source revealed to Us that Robach and Shue were attempting to coparent their children in the wake of the scandal. “She is still in her stepchildren’s lives and [is] trying to make it good with the kids and her ex,” an insider shared that same month.
However, a second source said that the Michigan’s romance with Holmes was creating obstacles between her and Shue.
“He wants nothing to do with her leaving GMA and her being with T.J.,” the insider shared about the actor, adding that they were “not on the best terms” at the moment. “He’s taking it hard because the whole thing has been so messy.”
Amid the public controversy, Robach’s children publicly offered glimpses at them spending quality time with their stepdad and his kids.
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