TJ Holmes spotted in NYC for the first time since affair with 24-year-old ‘intern’

TJ Holmes beamed as he clipped two cell phones to his ear in Manhattan on Friday — the day after his affair with a 24-year-old intern came to light.

Holmes, whose future on Good Morning America is on the line after news of his relationship with co-host Amy Robach broke, grinned as he strolled the streets.

He wore an Atlanta Braves cap, pressed one phone to his ear and held a second one in the palm of his hand.

Holmes is currently in the midst of a storm as his wife of 12 years divorces him amid the revelations.

TJ Holmes didn't seem to care as he strolled the streets of Manhattan on Friday

TJ Holmes didn’t seem to care as he strolled the streets of Manhattan on Friday

The 45-year-old Arkansas-born presenter faces a deluge of revelations about his private life

The 45-year-old Arkansas-born presenter faces a deluge of revelations about his private life

Holmes, a father of three, was wrapped up against New York's winter weather in a hoodie and overcoat, with sweatpants and eye-catching sneakers

Holmes, a father of three, was wrapped up against New York’s winter weather in a hoodie and overcoat, with sweatpants and eye-catching sneakers

He seemed cheerful, despite the drama he is in

He seemed cheerful, despite the drama he is in

Holmes beamed and gestured to waiting photographers in Manhattan on Friday

Holmes beamed and gestured to waiting photographers in Manhattan on Friday

DailyMail.com broke the news of Holmes' affair with married GMA3 co-host Amy Robach, 49, last November

DailyMail.com broke the news of Holmes’ affair with married GMA3 co-host Amy Robach, 49, last November

DailyMail.com has learned that attempts to raise concerns about Holmes'

DailyMail.com has learned that attempts to raise concerns about Holmes’ “behavioral issues” – which included drinking alcohol in his office and before he went on air – were rebuffed by at least one executive producer who “didn’t want to know” when he was told the star was “a huge liability.”

On Thursday, a well-placed source spoke to DailyMail.com about his affair with then 24-year-old Jasmin Pettaway.

The affair took place in 2015, when Holmes had been married to his now-estranged wife, Marilee Fiebig, for five years.

The source, who knew Pettaway well at the time, said: “He was a predator who took full advantage of his position and he was reckless.

“It was Jasmin’s first real job in television, and it was a big deal for her.

“She was looking for a mentor and reached out to several people.

“TJ was someone who was responsive, but he definitely abused the position of trust.”

Jasmin Pettaway (pictured) was 24 at the time of the 2015 affair, the sexual relationship leaving the young employee 'confused'

Jasmin Pettaway (pictured) was 24 at the time of the 2015 affair, the sexual relationship leaving the young employee ‘confused’

The sexual relationship between Pettaway (pictured) and Holmes lasted several months and included him visiting her at her apartment before, the source said, 'it fizzled out'

The sexual relationship between Pettaway (pictured) and Holmes lasted several months and included him visiting her at her apartment before, the source said, ‘it fizzled out’

At the time of the affair, Homes had been married for five years

ABC script coordinator Jasmin Pettaway (pictured) reached out to Holmes for help as she settled into her new job

TJ Holmes had an affair with ABC script coordinator Jasmin Pettaway (right) who asked him for help as she settled into her new job. She was 24 at the time and Holmes is 13 years her senior

At the time, Pettaway and Holmes, who had joined the ABC News Team in September 2014, were often on the same shift.

The source said: ‘Holmes was someone grabbing drinks and he and Jasmin started doing that. You must remember that he was a correspondent at the time and he takes the time to talk to her about work or whatever.

“I don’t know how long that took to turn sexual, but I do know that the first time it happened was in his office and he was going to be on the air in a few hours.”

The source said Pettaway later told them that Holmes called her to his office – where she saw him drinking liquor.

“There is a change of atmosphere, almost an expectation that something is going to happen, and it did.

“They had sex and I know she was confused afterwards about what it meant. That kind of “Did that really happen?” feeling. I mean, that’s pretty risky behavior on his part.’

It was, the source said, part of a pattern of “incredibly reckless” behavior on Holmes’ part. On one occasion, the source said the pair were drinking together when he “got handy” in a very public place and in a very public way.

They said, ‘He just didn’t seem to care. You know he wears his ring. He’s got a wife, he’s got a relatively high-profile job, but he didn’t act like he was worried about any of those things at the time.”

Holmes’ representative did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment. Pettaway declined to comment.

The sexual relationship between Pettaway and Holmes lasted several months and included him visiting her at her apartment before, the source said, “it fizzled out.”

The source said Holmes didn't seem to care that he was married or that he might risk his job by having several affairs with women on the network.  He and Marilee Fiebig (pictured) got married in 2010

The source said Holmes didn’t seem to care that he was married or that he might risk his job by having several affairs with women on the network. He and Marilee Fiebig (pictured) got married in 2010

“This was a young woman starting out in a tough industry looking for role models and mentors and she got TJ,” the source said.  'No one was talking about abuse of power then, but things happened.'  Pettaway is in the photo

“This was a young woman starting out in a tough industry looking for role models and mentors and she got TJ,” the source said. ‘No one was talking about abuse of power then, but things happened.’ Pettaway is in the photo

Pettaway became a segment producer for GMA and stayed with ABC in New York for two years before returning to her hometown of Cleveland in late 2016, where she joined the network’s local affiliate.

Today, she is an award-winning casting producer for ITV America, married, and founder of women’s digital lifestyle brand, Lemon-Love.

In an online interview with Voyage Ohio in 2021, she reflected on her departure from New York, saying it was because of a “mix of uncertainty, loneliness and some naivete.”

She also admitted that ABC’s “toxic work environment has really damaged my self-esteem.”

DailyMail.com has learned that Pettaway wasn’t the only female underling Holmes put the moves on, as, according to the multiple sources, a young network intern described herself as “stressed out” and “freaked out” by his unwanted advances.

According to the source, “That’s who he was. Did he ever want to be professional when it came to Jasmin or just spoil the fruits he had been given? I do not know. I just know he was always looking for the man with the swagger.

“He didn’t seem to care that he was married or that he might risk his job.”

The year after his relationship with Pettaway, Holmes began a three-year affair with GMA producer Natasha Singh, 37.

DailyMail.com previously revealed that Holmes had a three-year affair with Good Morning America producer Natasha Singh, 37, which began in 2016

DailyMail.com previously revealed that Holmes had a three-year affair with Good Morning America producer Natasha Singh, 37, which began in 2016

At the time, she was married to film producer Garrett Braren whose credits include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. She was also a good friend of Robach.

In fact, it was Robach who helped Holmes save his marriage after his wife Marilee Feibig, 44, learned of his infidelity with Singh.

But neither Robach’s nor Holmes’ 12-year marriages could survive the revelation of their affair, which began as a friendship brimming with obvious chemistry that went “over the line” last year.

Holmes’ wife filed for divorce shortly after Christmas.

Robach’s divorce from her husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, 55, is reportedly all but final.

Professionally, their future still hangs in the balance.

With ABC executives yet to make a final decision, the official rule remains that the co-hosts turned lovers will be out of their seats “indefinitely” during the morning show’s lunchtime slot.

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