The world reacted with shock this week when GMA3 anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach have been removed from their posts following reviews of a months-long affair. But much more sadly for Holmes and Robach, who might or might not now be unemployed along with coping with the non-public fallout, that shock has taken a decidedly mocking flip, and Abbott Elementary star Janelle James turned the newest to pile on Friday afternoon.
James, who performs the unserious, image-obsessed elementary college principal on the ABC sitcom, took a daring shot at her personal community with an Instagram throwback of herself and Holmes in much less controversial instances. “Happy Friday y’all!” she quipped.
But whereas the light-hearted publish was certainly humorous, sadly, there are actual folks on the middle of the firestorm. Both events had been married on the time of the affair — Robach to former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue since 2010 and Holmes to immigration lawyer Marilee Fiebig, additionally since 2010.
On Thursday evening’s episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen dragged visitor Gayle King, who hosts rival community NBC’s Today, into the mess by asking her thoughts on the situation.
“It’s just gotten very messy and very sloppy,” King reasoned. “I do think that you know, because in the beginning I actually thought — listen, good on Good Morning America, they’re saying that they’re not taking them off the air, two consenting adults. But then the more you read, it’s just very messy.”
“To me, it’s a sad situation because you’ve got kids involved, you’ve got families involved and I keep thinking about that,” she added. “I’m very concerned about that.”
Having been by way of the same ordeal with the Matt Lauer sexual misconduct allegations in 2017, King can doubtless greater than empathize.