On Wednesday, we talked about how Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes’ big podcast debut was overshadowed by the very conveniently timed story in Page Six that their exes, Andrew Shue and Marilee Fiebig are dating. There’s even a quote in the piece about how they bonded over being cheated on, which was amazing because Amy and T.J. spent a good portion of their first podcast trying to convince people that they weren’t cheaters and were merely punished for being in love. Well, score one big point for Andrew and Marilee because that flaming arrow hit a bullseye. Sources have now told Page Six that the in-love podcasting couple are “livid” to have had their thunder stolen. LMAO.
Revenge is a dish best served in Page Six!
Scandalous couple T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach premiered their new, eponymous podcast on Tuesday — only to be immediately overshadowed by the news that their exes Marilee Fiebig and Andrew Shue are dating each other. A source told us Robach is “livid” with both Page Six and ex-husband Shue after we broke the news that he and Fiebig have been dating for six months.
We’re told she “thinks her ex is trying to steal her thunder.”
“She’s convinced he did this to coincide with the debut of her podcast,” they said. (A source said it would be unlike him to leak the story. “Andrew doesn’t steal the spotlight,” they said. “He’s so private. That’s not who he is.”)
“T.J. and Amy will have to address the story [about their exes dating] because they will still want to keep themselves in the news.”
“They must be so angry! [The news] stomped all over their big podcast debut,” said an industry insider who knows Holmes and Robach. Holmes and Robach premiered the podcast on the first anniversary of their being ousted from their dream jobs anchoring the third hour of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”
Meanwhile, other sources have told us that Robach’s own friends are turned off by the podcast and her “narcissistic behavior.”
“The self-importance and the fascination with themselves and thinking everyone is [rooting for them] … it’s just tone-deaf,” a source said.
Robach said on the first episode of the podcast that longtime pal and former ABC colleague Sara Haines of “The View” supported her during the fallout from the affair. Robach said that “there were days when I wanted to die” but that Haines “was an absolute pleasure.”
“She said, ‘I’m going to keep texting you, I’m going to keep checking in on you,’” Robach revealed, adding that Haines was “one of the people who wouldn’t stop texting me, even when I didn’t respond.”
Holmes said of ABC, “They’re probably going to fire her after this airs.” She said she didn’t want to “bring [Haines] down with us.”
“I don’t want to necessarily do that, but she was incredible. She and I have been friends for 15 years,” Robach added. Hanes doesn’t need to worry, though. A network insider told us, “Sara’s job is not in jeopardy for having concern for her longtime friend when she needed it.”
As for Holmes, he revealed he coped with their scandal by pounding vodka and edibles. But multiple sources have told us that’s not completely out of character for the former news anchor.
On Wednesday, he seemingly called on a higher power to ward off cynics. He thanked followers by posting a sultry photo of himself and Robach with lyrics from gospel artist Fred Hammond that read, “No weapon formed against me will prosper. It won’t work.”
It’s unclear if that was in response to their exes’ relationship raining on their parade. A rep for Holmes and Robach did not comment. Fiebeg [sic] and Shue did not respond.
[From Page Six]
First of all, KUDOS to the whoever began the piece off with, “Revenge is a dish best served on Page Six.” I’m obsessed with how petty that is. Second, I wonder who was more livid: Amy and T.J. for losing their headlines or Andrew and Marilee for being cheated on? Third, they don’t have to talk about their exes dating. They’re supposedly professionals (I know), and taking the higher route would be to score some big guest interview or whatever to steal headlines back. Keep calm and carry on and all that.
It’s also not a great look to make a bitchy comment about your old network potentially firing someone simply for being your friend, especially if you presumably would like to get back into television news again one day. And, hooo boy, that tidbit about T.J. getting drunk and high to cope. It sure is a choice for a public figure trying to rehabilitate his public image to admit that out loud lol. Oh, I can’t wait to hear what messiness they’re going to give us next.
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