With news of the alleged affair between Good Morning America cohosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, workplace relationships are at the forefront of online discourse.
T.J. Holmes And Amy Robach Were Caught Cozying Up
News of the alleged office romance was confirmed by Page Six, which reported that it had been going on for months. A staffer told the outlet that T.J. and Amy, who have left their respective partners, tried to keep things low-key.
“They have a very cozy relationship on air, but that is what is expected. But they were very careful behind the scenes to keep their affair secret. The producers at GMA are shocked to hear they are having an affair.”
The accusation was supported by photos of the pair looking flirtatious with each other, which were obtained by the Daily Mail.
EXCLUSIVE: Good Morning America anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes’s romance is revealed https://t.co/NOFv6YwzCr pic.twitter.com/rScfDvAnOP
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) November 30, 2022
Are You Down With Having A Work-Wife/Husband?
As network executives scramble to figure out their next move, the internet is cutting up over the T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach news.
I’m howling, they were really out here running around the city like Ghost and Angela pic.twitter.com/wYYjxbtwQQ
— The Paul Dano HATE account (@WikipediaJah) December 1, 2022
LIKE NOT CAUGHT IN 4K!!!???? pic.twitter.com/8SargObsLO
— Kenny (@kennysroys) November 30, 2022
Oh They Were FUCKING Fucking pic.twitter.com/ZZFe9tcUHc
— TheeHarlot (@KHipHopWorld) December 1, 2022
Twitter users have also begun engaging in a larger discussion surrounding workplace relationships. Specifically, many are focusing on the prospect of “work-wives” and “work-husbands,” which Urban Dictionary describes as “a substitute for your [partner] while you are at work.”
One popular tweet read, “It’s not cheating if it’s your work wife.” Similarly, others seemingly identified with T.J. and Amy, dubbing their alleged affair as “a win to work husbands and wives everywhere.”
It’s not cheating if it’s your work wife https://t.co/wOOU2OysoM
— Ahmed/The Ears/Jobless takes (@big_business_) December 1, 2022
This is a win to work husbands and wives everywhere pic.twitter.com/siBO2CiuCm
— STOP DONATING TO ADL, BLM NATIONAL AND SHAUN KING (@WrittenByHanna) December 1, 2022
My work wife and I https://t.co/wDw3xhv106
— Yuta Okkotsu (@Calamity6ix) December 1, 2022
On the other end of the spectrum, though, others were seriously opposed to the prospect.
if i found out my husband had a “work wife”, i would simply commit a crime.
— 𝚏𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚖 (@adoringavory) November 28, 2022
Him: You’re my work wife.
Me: Absolutely not.
— Burning Mom (@MomOnFire) November 30, 2022
I actually hate this “work husband/work wife” thing people have normalized.
Why y’all flirting at work?
— TINA SNOW (@Ntwenhle__) December 1, 2022
Nah imagine someone calling ur man their work husband LMFAOOO
— . (@saruh4L) December 1, 2022
Work husband/wife is a crazy thing yo, because Adults spend most of their Adult Life at work
— AJ Parka (@Le_Parka) December 2, 2022
Regardless, supporters doubled down and spoke their truth.
Sometimes the work wife just clicks with you better https://t.co/07ptfzuEXL
— Marxist Lynchist (@dklmarxist) December 1, 2022
My work husband was a Kamba guy called Mutiso and he was the best thing that ever happened to me. He was 36 last year, I was 21. But I looked forward to seeing him everyday and anytime he skipped work, the entire day would be boring! Work husbands are the best
— NJAMBI (@njambifever) December 2, 2022
If you don’t want me to have a work husband… don’t have me at work
— (@thekcut_) December 1, 2022
However, we should note that even those who appeared to be okay with the “work-wife” idea were shocked at someone actually leaving their partner over it.
Actually leaving your wife for your work wife is insane
— Lip Gallagher (@tonestradamus) December 1, 2022
Finally, it was pointed out that — while the conversation is on work-wives/husbands — the real danger is with “gym buddies.”
Work husband this, work wife that – Meanwhile the gym buddy is helping release trauma stored in the hips.
— Zandi Tisani (@ZandiTee) December 1, 2022
What do you think about the work-wife/work-husband conversation? Additionally, were you surprised by the news about the alleged affair between T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach?