TJ Holmes happily called colleague Amy Robach his “best friend” and his “Good Morning America” hosting chair his “dream job” in a Post interview just weeks before his professional and personal life collapsed.
“I’m a really, really lucky guy…I’m in my absolute dream job now…And I get to sit next to my best friend who does,” he gushed to The Post on Oct. 21, before airing TCS on Nov. 6 New York City Marathon with Robach.
The disgraced host, 45, spoke about how happy he was to anchor hour three of GMA3 alongside Robach, 49 – blissfully unaware his job was in jeopardy.
“I could never have imagined things going the way they did,” he said.
On November 30, news broke that the stars were allegedly having an affair. As of December 5, the canoodling cohosts have been taken off the air as ABC decides their fate and investigates their relationship.
Holmes has since been revealed to have had affairs with several ABC employees, and the network is investigating whether he broke company rules by dating women lower in the hierarchy.
Before the scandal erupted, Holmes appeared to think his network status was safe — and he had no plans to leave anytime soon. “So what’s next in my career? I’ve got a great thing going and I want to keep it going for as long as possible,” he said.
The Arkansas native explained what made the performance so great.
“I can show my personality and still make news,” he said. “I can still go live. I can still travel.”
Ironically, the father-of-three said he wasn’t sure where his life and career was headed long-term – but seemed to expect more success.
“I get the question, ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?'” he said. “And I have no idea, because every plan I’ve had in my life … I didn’t end up there, but I ended up somewhere even better than I could have imagined.”
Holmes credited Robach, who married Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue in 2010, with his newfound love for running.
“I’ve always run as part of training, but I’ve never really considered myself a runner. . . but she made me keep up with my time and distance,” he said.
“She publicly shamed me for quite a while,” he joked. “So yeah, it was all Robach.”
He also revealed that his wife, Marilee Fiebig, an immigration attorney and chief diversity officer at Save the Children US, whom he married in 2010, found his recent involvement in the pastime surprising.
“She saw me go from the way I used to exercise, now I’d go out there and be like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to run 12 miles,'” he told the Post. “She says, ‘What?'”
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