AceShowbiz - Shock is perhaps an understatement to how Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes are feeling now about their exes' alleged romance. The former "20/20" co-anchor is reportedly "fuming" about Andrew Shue and Marilee Fiebig's dating rumors, particularly because the news surfaced on the same day her new "Amy & T.J." podcast was launched.
Words are the 50-year-old reporter is "livid" with both Page Six and ex-husband Andrew after the outlet broke the news that he and Marilee have been dating for six months. She "thinks her ex is trying to steal her thunder" by leaking the news, a source tells the site of Amy's reaction.
"She's convinced he did this to coincide with the debut of her podcast," the source adds, but another source defends Andrew, believing it would be unlike him to leak the story. "Andrew doesn't steal the spotlight. He's so private. That's not who he is," the second source claims.
Regardless their feelings about their exes' shock romance, Amy and T.J. won't miss a chance to discuss it on their podcast. "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," the first source explains.
An industry insider who knows Amy and T.J. weighs in, "They must be so angry! [The news] stomped all over their big podcast debut.]"
Meanwhile, the first episode of the couple's podcast allegedly didn't receive positive reviews from their own friends. Amy's own friends are said to be turned off by the podcast and her "narcissistic behavior," as a source says, "The self-importance and the fascination with themselves and thinking everyone is [rooting for them]...it's just tone deaf."
In the first episode of the podcast which aired on Tuesday, December 5, the former ABC News anchors denied allegations of infidelity. Insisting that they were not cheating, T.J. said, "To be clear, we were outed as being in a relationship, but everyone else thought we were being outed as adulterers - being outed as cheating on our spouses - and it wasn't the case."
"We both at that point were in divorce proceedings," T.J., who was married to Marilee from 2010 until their divorce was finalized earlier this year, claimed. Amy chimed in, saying that they "had attorneys and mediators [and] were in the middle of divorces."
The duo went to explain that they were planning to reveal their relationship to ABC management in January once their respective divorces were cleaned up. But their relationship was revealed to the public sooner than expected and as the result, T.J. said, "[We] lost the jobs we love because we love each other."
Admitting that relationships "are hard," Amy has no regret that they "fought for love" as she has "never been happier." T.J. echoed the sentiment as claiming that he's the "happiest and healthiest" he's ever been. "Bottom line ... I'm in love with this woman and she's in love with me and we are planning a life together," he shared.
As for Andrew and Marilee, they reportedly bonded "over the traumatic experience of being cheated on." A source told Page Six, "It turned into something else, and they're connected over their values. It's bigger than the affair now."
A newly-resurfaced photo showed that the alleged couple had met back in December 2016, where they were still married to their respective spouses. At the time, Marilee posted a selfie with Andrew, revealing in the caption that it was taken when she was hanging out with Amy and her then-husband. Amy even commented on the picture by writing, "[a heart emoji] this!"