Life is one long vacation for T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach these days and as they close in on a year since their on-screen chemistry crackled into a full-blown affair it’s clear that they still can’t keep their hands – or their lips – off each other.
Seen in these exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, the controversial couple were turning up the heat in the holiday sunshine this weekend when they were spotted smooching over lunch and drinks at Spanish restaurant, Sevilla, in Manhattan’s West Village.
Running her hand up and down his arm and thigh, Robach seemed more hungry for her man than anything on the menu.
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Hands on! T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach turned up the heat in the sunshine this holiday weekend at Sevilla restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village, leaning in for passionate smooches several times throughout their lunch
‘Those two are nothing short of sizzling. It’s almost embarrassing to see them together. I practically have to fan myself,’ one source dished
Cheers! The co-hosts-turned-lovers were seen enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend with some drinks in the sun in Manhattan’s West Village on Monday
The couple, whose scandalous affair left both of their marriages and on-screen careers in shambles, are still going strong. Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Amy still wears the David Yurman promise ring Holmes gifted her for her 50th birthday looped through a Tiffany gold chain around her neck
‘Those two are nothing short of sizzling. It’s almost embarrassing to see them together. I practically have to fan myself,’ one source dished.
It is six months since DailyMail.com broke the bombshell of the affair that left their careers and their marriages – she to Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, he to attorney Marilee Fiebig – in tatters
The exit deals each ultimately negotiated with ABC means neither can take another hosting role for a year.
But Holmes and Robach clearly weren’t letting the enforced hiatus get them down this weekend when they positively basked in the glow of the romance that shocked the nation.
Fitness junkie Robach, 50, looked happy and toned in sky blue shorts and a cotton sun top.
The $650 David Yurman promise ring, gifted to her by Holmes ahead of her fiftieth birthday in February and threaded on a Tiffany gold chain, dangled round her neck, glinting in the sun.
The two were seen scanning the restaurant menu on their lunch date, but it seemed Robach was more hungry for her man than anything on the menu
Photos show the 50-year-old running her hand up and down Holmes’s arm and thigh as they decided on their food order
Robach, 50, looked happy in love, showing off her toned legs in sky blue shorts that she paired with a cotton patterned sleeveless top
She was also still wearing the gold Tiffany’s chain looped around the $650 David Yurman ring she received from her beau for her 50th birthday in February. Holmes was also dressed casually in a crisp button-down shirt, navy blue pants, and boat shoes
Forty-five-year-old Holmes wore navy pants, deck shoes and a pale blue dress shirt, untucked and open at the neck as they strolled hand in hand, their fingers entwined.
They walked to a restaurant in the West Village where they sat outside sharing a toast, lunch, and passionate kisses.
The source said: ‘They were so on fire at the beginning – that photo you had with his hand caressing her a** as they were packing their car. We thought it was bound to flame out after a year.
‘But I think their spark is more than just good old sexual chemistry. They are on the same wavelength in so many ways.’
Indeed, proving the cynics wrong, Holmes and Robach still can’t keep their hands off each other.
Sources tell DailyMail.com that, whether working out, going for runs, or simply getting groceries together, the couple have been virtually inseparable ever since their affair came to light.
Holmes’s divorce from Fiebig with whom he has one daughter, is about to be finalized.
Many had doubted that the couple’s steamy relationship would outlast the turbulence that blew up around their secret romantic outing last year
Instead, the couple have proved cynics wrong so far, as they have been virtually inseparable ever since their affair came to light
Contrary to last year, the ex GMA stars won’t have to worry about hiding their love from the public this summer, and were happily strolling through the streets hand in hand with their fingers entwined
And with the lease on his Manhattan apartment up for renewal late summer, DailyMail.com has learned that the former co-stars turned lovers are eager to start the next stage of their lives and move in together.
Robach and Shue – who each have children from previous marriages – finalized their divorce in March having privately worked out their agreement through mediation and reaching a custody deal over their beloved Maltipoo, Brody.
Their official split came almost a year ago, last August, after Shue, 56, learned of his wife’s affair and moved out of their West Village apartment.
According to sources what began as a professional friendship evolved into something more when Holmes and Robach were sent to London to cover the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June last year.
Months later, in December, just days after the story of the affair broke, Robach was seen moving out of the home with her parents arriving to help.
Robach and Shue bought the three-bedroom, two-bath Barrow Street property in 2018 for $4million according to ET.
Robach and her actor husband Andrew Shue, 55, who had been married since 2010, quietly finalized the terms of their divorce in March. His last appearance on his wife’s Instagram account was on July 30, 2022 during their vacation in GreeceT.J. and his wife Marilee Fiebig are close to finalizing their divorce after 13 years of marriage
The apartment was reportedly put back on the market in September and sold for $5.2million in November, right before the clandestine relationship was exposed.
Since then, Robach has moved into a co-op in the Village, but is frequently seen spending time at Holmes’s apartment in the Financial District to which he relocated full time after separating from Fiebig.
Robach and Holmes were officially pulled from ABC’s airwaves for good in late January after the network’s internal review into their affair dragged out their suspension for eight weeks.
DailyMail.com secured a copy of the email bosses sent to GMA staff, saying that ‘after several productive conversations,’ it was agreed it was best for the couple to ‘move on from ABC News.’
Network executives said they were thankful to them both for their years with ABC but anxious to move on. Privately sources said executives believed that Robach and Holmes had waited too long to disclose their relationship leaving staff ‘uncomfortable’ with ‘their behavior on set.’
Reports also indicated that Robach walked away with a bigger settlement than Holmes as she had been with the network two years longer than Holmes and had a higher profile within it.