GO INSIDE Good Morning America’s top scandals of the year including Rob Marciano’s secret divorce and Michael Strahan’s absence from the show.
With just eight months into the year, America’s national television morning talk and news show has already faced plenty of drama.
From hosts to anchors, to job transfers across the ABC network, the entire cast of the morning show has had a moment in the spotlight this year.
The hosts of GMA have their fair share of scandals ranging from secret divorces, to arrest records, to turning heads live on-air in 2022.
Most recently, fans have been begging for meteorologist Rob to return to the show as he’s been absent amid a secret divorce.
The Sun exclusively revealed that Rob’s wife, Eryn, quietly filed for divorce on June 18, 2021.
The couple had been married for 11 years – they tied the knot in 2010 and have two children together.
The online court docket confirms the case remains ongoing, as a Trial Readiness Order was filed in May 2022.
Speaking with People about the ongoing divorce, Rob shared: “The last couple of years have been very difficult.
“I didn’t want this and tried to save the marriage, but we are sadly divorcing. My focus now is on my kids.”
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Despite the divorce, the duo seems to be amicably co-parenting their children.
They took a trip to Walt Disney World with their kids over Spring Break in April, according to Rob’s Instagram.
Eryn, a real estate agent, hasn’t posted about her estranged husband since June 2021 in a Father’s Day tribute.
She did post on July 13, which was her 43rd birthday.
“I will never allow darkness to dim my light again,” she wrote in the caption of her Instagram post.
Earlier this month, they sold their Rye, New York home for approximately $3million.
Rob has been taking lots of time away from the show as Sam Champion has been filling in.
After television host and ex-NFL star Michael left Kelly Ripa’s live morning show in 2016, he’s now been turning eyes on GMA.
Michael is now considered a staple of the morning show, but fans noticed the star took a long absence in March.
The former athlete had taken a chunk of time away from the show in March 2022 but were never given any explanation.
Although soon after, the TV host told his Instagram followers to “take note” of his latest career switch-up so they know when to catch him on screen.
Michael has taken on the role of presenting the game show, The $100,000 Pyramid, in recent weeks.
The star-studded program has been running successfully, as it has now been promoted to a prime time slot.
Season six of the classic quiz show was airing on Sunday nights at 10 pm on ABC, but after the network realized its potential, The $100,000 Pyramid is now broadcast on 9/8C.
Michael has been concentrating on his new presenting gig after his mysterious hiatus from his role as a GMA anchor.
He shared a clip of himself on the game show to announce the new time and said: “I’ll take that down in a note.”
The comedic clip was captioned: “Me when The $100,000 Pyramid moves to a new time at 9/8C.
“New time! Mark your calendar and join us this Sunday.”
Fans are wondering if Michael will swap his early morning hosting spot at GMA for the evening post amid the suspected shake-ups at ABC.
Although he returned to hosting GMA on July 19’s edition of the morning show.
The U.S. Sun reported in November that Amy Robach and co-host TJ Holmes have allegedly been having an affair for six months.
Both TV personalities are married to other people but have been spotted enjoying what appeared to be a series of PDA-filled “dates” and a weekend getaway early in the month.
The Daily Mail was the first to share the news, posting photos of the duo looking intimate as they shared a drink at a bar in New York City on November 10.
They were also caught seemingly spending time together in their respective apartments in Manhattan.
On November 11, Amy and TJ reportedly headed to upstate New York for a weekend getaway ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
While both presenters are legally married, a source told the outlet that they are in process of separating from their partners.
Earlier this year, GMA anchor Amy had fans turning their heads as she and co-anchor Gio Benitez had a NSFW interaction on social media.
The caption of Amy’s post read: “Working in the early mornings… earning the time to make this a chill Tuesday on a blazing hot day… aka no running…”
In the comments section of the post, Gio made an eyebrow-raising remark about Robach’s calves.
Gio posted: “Those calves never chill.”
He has recently stepped into the co-host position amid the cast shake-up after being a correspondent for GMA.
TJ abruptly deleted his Instagram page after the shocking rumors of him with Amy having an affair became public.
An insider told DailyMail.com at the time: “Everyone knows that Amy and T.J. have been close friends for a long time now, running together and even socializing as a foursome with each other’s spouses.”
In March, Amy shared a photo of TJ with his arm around her husband Andrew Shue’s shoulder during a day of training for the New York half marathon.
The insider claimed Amy and TJ’s alleged affair started in June, if not sooner than that.
They alleged that it was “when they were in London together filming the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for ABC and staff were all over each other and staff were buzzing about the intimacy between them”.
TJ and his wife, attorney Marilee Fiebig, 44, split up last August, DailyMail.com reported.
Amy also reportedly parted ways with her husband, ex Melrose Place actor Andrew, 55, that same month.
She has not posted a photo with Andrew on Instagram since July when she posted a selfie of them posing at sunset in Athens.
The TV personality has also restricted comments on her Instagram posts, seemingly after fans began picking up on the fact that she had stopped wearing her wedding ring.
Amy married Andrew in 2010 – a year after she divorced her first husband Tim McIntosh.
She has two children with Tim – Ava, 19, and Annie, 16.
TJ also has two children – Brianna and Jaiden – with his ex-wife Amy Feron and a daughter, Sabine, with his wife Marilee.
Amy and TJ are both avid runners and often feature on each other’s social media.
Earlier in November, they ran the New York City Marathon together and Amy shared photos of them finishing the race side by side.
In July, Amy seemingly alluded to their alleged secret romance when she posted a flirty photo of them together.
She shared a snap of them both wearing pink and captioned it: “T.J. just loves it when we match [twin emoji].”
In March, Amy again hinted to their chemistry while sharing a photo of them with Kim Godwin, the President of ABC News.
She captioned the post: “Yep, head of ABC News had to fly all the way to LA to make sure we were behaving.”
Kim is said to be aware of the relationship, according to DailyMail.com.
Amy and TJ were seen looking cozy together at a bar in Times Square after filming their daily GMA segment in mid-November as well.
CUT IT OUT
Long-time GMA host George Stephanopoulos had fans reeling over his knife skills as she cut vegetables on the show – and they were not impressed.
During a Battle of the Celebrity Chefs segment, George worked alongside restaurateur Ming Tsai to compete against and GMA’s Amy Robach and her partner, chef Marcus Samuelsson, in a cook-off.
While Ming worked on the actual cooking aspect, George was put to work on the ingredient prep.
That meant cutting up various items, starting with scallions.
Immediately, those around him became concerned with how he was holding the knife and the manner in which he was coming down on the ingredient.
Iron Chef judge Nilou Motamed sarcastically said: “Look at that knife work that George is showing off.”
Her fellow Iron Chef co-star, Alton Brown, admitted: “It’s actually frightening me very badly.”
Nilou agreed: “It’s very dangerous.”
Co-host Michael had to put up a hand to block George’s cutting skills from his view, revealing: “I can’t even look at it!”
“Band-aids to the set, stat,” Alton joked.
Then, after George tried his hand at cutting up jalapeños, everyone got even more nervous, with his fingers placed very close to the blade of the knife.
Nilou continued to call him out: “If you are in the kitchen with these Iron Chefs, you are a safe bet.
“Even if you have people – George, no offense – who may or may not be skilled in the kitchen.”
Viewers at home were just as concerned about the host being part of the cooking segment without having the proper skills.
One scared fan Tweeted: “George, you’re going to lose a finger cutting things that way!”
Another user said they were shocked that they “let George go live on GMA [with] his cutting skills.”
A third joked: “You didn’t have to do George’s cutting skills like that.”
Despite George’s lack of chopping skills, his team was still able to win the cooking competition.
He and Ming cheered as they held up the trophy that judge Nilou awarded them on-air.
In July 2022, The Sun exclusively busted a GMA star on a few illegal activities during her wild college years.
GMA’s Janai Norman was arrested in 2009 for stealing $418 worth of designer clothes from the upscale Von Maur department store when she was just a sophomore at the University of Missouri.
In her mugshot, Janai, who was just 20 at the time, was sporting a sweatshirt from her school and a nose ring.
According to the police report, the anchor and a second young woman “went into the fitting rooms, each with six items of clothing.”
It continued: “When they left the fitting rooms, they did not have any clothing items in their hands, and did not return anything to the sales area.”
No merchandise was left in their fitting rooms either, the report claimed.
Janai and the second woman “passed all points of sale without offering payment for the items, and exited the south doors.”
That’s when Von Maur’s loss prevention team caught up with the women, and they were detained.
According to the report, they were taken to the store’s offices where they both allegedly admitted to the theft and handed over the stolen items.
“Janai had a pair of MEK jeans, two Lacoste tops, two pieces of a bikini swimsuit and a one-piece swimsuit in her purse. The total value of the items she took was $418.50,” the report read.
The responding police officer claimed: “Both apologized for attempting to steal the clothes, and wanted a second chance. They both provided written statements in which they admitted to the theft.”
Once in custody, Janai and the second young woman told the officer “They had never shoplifted before, and would never do it again.”
They were both charged with felony retail theft.
Court records revealed Janai was ultimately sentenced to 150 hours of community service.
She did not have to pay any court fines, according to court records.