Estranged spouses Amy Robach and Andrew Shue were seen together for the first time since the GMA3 anchor’s affair with co-star T.J. Holmes left their marriage in tatters.
The soon-to-be exes reunited Friday morning at a park in Greenwich Village – not too far from the West Village apartment they once shared – to hand over custody of their family Maltipoo Brody that they co-owned during happier times as a married couple.
Amy, 49, who has been caring for the pooch, was the first to arrive at their meeting point just before 9am, and walked the dog around the park as she waited for her estranged husband.
Shue, 55, appeared a few moments later, greeting the very excited pup with rubs and head scratches.
Amy Robach and estranged husband Andrew Shue were seen meeting up in New York City for the first time since news of her affair saw their marriage crumble
The soon-to-be exes reunited in Greenwich Village Friday morning to handover their family malti-poo Brody
They spent a few minutes chatting on the sidewalk after Amy gave the leash to her estranged husband
The actor looked somber and was dressed casually in a gray light puffer jacket, hoodie, black sweatpants, and sneakers.
Amy, meanwhile, kept warm in a brown two-toned fleece track jacket, blue jeans, and brown boots.
The pair seemed cordial yet tense and distant as they spoke on the sidewalk briefly before breaking off and going their separate ways.
The suspended television host, who had been married to the TV star since 2010, looked downcast and emotional as she handed their dog over and left the park alone.
She then made her way over to lover T.J. Holmes’s Financial District apartment, where she has been spotted arriving and departing numerous times since their secret relationship came to light.
The adorable Maltese-poodle mix has been part of Robach and Shue’s blended family since 2014.
Amy has two daughters – Ava, 20, and Analise, 16 – from her previous marriage to Tim McIntosh, and was stepmother to Shue’s three sons with his ex-wife Jennifer. The couple do not share any children of their own.
The actor looked somber and was dressed casually in a gray light puffer jacket, hoodie, black sweatpants, and sneakers
The adorable Maltese-poodle mix was very excited to see his owner, greeting him with licks and sniffs, photos show
The pair seemed cordial but distant as they spoke on the sidewalk briefly before breaking off and going their separate ways with Amy headed to T.J. apartment
Amy and Andrew, who have been married since 2010, have been sharing custody of Brody, who they welcomed to their family in 2014. The lovable pet was often featured on both Amy and Andrew’s social media and even made multiple appearances at ABC studios
In a 2019 interview, the broadcast journalist gushed over the family’s beloved dog and revealed how he had been a source of joy and laughter when she was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Amy, pictured after her cancer diagnosis in 2014, revealed she decided to take in Brody while she was undergoing treatment
‘I always told my kids no when they asked for a dog, but when fear and sadness invaded our home with my cancer diagnosis, you (Brody) were the perfect perfect prescription,’ she said in a video reading a ‘letter to her dog.’
The lovable pet was often featured on both Amy and Andrew’s social media and even made a few appearances at ABC studios.
She joked in the interview that ‘people want selfies with him more than they want them with me.’
‘Sometimes I’ll come home, and I’m like, “hey guys I’m home!” and no one comes to say hi except for Brody,’ Amy laughed.
‘Then I read that Maltese dogs as a breed are very kind and gravitate towards the saddest person in the room.’
Robach, who announced she was battling cancer in November 2013, said she had been in the middle of treatment when she ‘woke up one morning’ and told Andrew, ‘let’s get a dog.’
Continuing her letter to her pet she said: ‘You brightened up our home with your sweet face and your kind and gentle snuggles brought laughter back to our family when we needed it most.’
Both Holmes and Robach have not returned to the airwaves since they were suspended from their roles hosting GMA3, ABC’s lunchtime extension of Good Morning America, on December 2.
Amy, 49, who had been caring for the pooch, arrived first at their meeting point just before 9am on Friday and walked around a park as she waited for her estranged husband
She spent a few minutes walking the dog and cleaning up after him ahead of the handover to Andrew
Later in the morning, she seemed downcast as she headed to lover T.J. Holmes’s apartment in the Financial District
Robach and Holmes have been spending a lot of time together since they were pulled from the air in early December
The co-anchors initially appeared to be riding out the scandal in stride but were eventually suspended from the show on December 2 pending an internal review into their affair. They are pictured left walking in Manhattan arm-in-arm a few days before Christmas
But sources tell DailyMail.com: ‘Amy and T.J. have not been fired. The situation is still in limbo.
‘But the longer the indecision goes on, the less likely they will return to doing GMA3 together. That said, their relationship never violated company policy.’
The insiders added: ‘They’re both very talented professional and the expectation is there will other alternatives for them at the network.’
Despite the ongoing investigation, the lovers have continued spending lots of time together, and just last week Robach was seen leaving Holmes’s apartment hours after his estranged wife spoke out against their clandestine affair for the first time.
Speaking through her divorce lawyer – and exclusively to DailyMail.com – Marilee Fiebig hit out at Holmes’s ‘lack of discretion, respect and sensitivity’ as their 12-year marriage publicly crumbled.
‘During the holiday season and in light of the challenging times, Marilee’s sole focus has remained on the overall best interest of her nine-year-old daughter,’ said attorney Stephanie Lehman.
In an interview in 2019, the broadcast journalist gushed over the family’s beloved dog, calling him ‘the perfect prescription’ when she was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer
Brody has made appearances on the former couple’s social media accounts and has even visited ABC studios several times
The TV host shared a heartwarming photo of the dog posing over a doormat reading ‘SHUEBACH’ – a portmanteau of Amy and Andrew’s last names
‘To that end T.J.’s lawyer and I have been working together to move their divorce forward privately, expeditiously and as amicably as possible,’ said Lehman, head of the New York/New Jersey family law practice Phillips Nizer.
‘Notwithstanding, we continue to be disappointed by T.J’s lack of discretion, respect and sensitivity toward Marilee and the party’s daughter.
‘Marilee has been touched by the outpouring of support and looks forward to a new beginning in this new year.’
Holmes and Fiebig – whose only child Sabine turned 10 on January 6 – have been married for 12 years as have Robach and her husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue.
Marilee, 45, an attorney, is the Chief Diversity Officer for the Save the Children Foundation.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo she was formerly the vice president of operations and general counsel at Wilhelmina modeling agency and chief of staff at Roc Nation entertainment company.
Prior to their affair, Amy and T.J. had a close friendship that involved each other’s spouses. They are pictured training together for the marathon with Andrew Shue earlier last year
Holmes and wife Marilee met in 2009 and married in Memphis in March 2010. Their daughter Sabine was born in January 2013
She and T.J. met in 2009 and married in Memphis in March 2010. Their daughter Sabine was born in January 2013.
Sources told DailyMail.com that Holmes and Robach crossed the line from close friends and co-stars to lovers last June while covering the Queen’s Jubilee in London.
Until now, both Fiebig and Shue, 55, have kept mum about the affair that destroyed their marriages. It is not known how either learned of the romance, but both couples split in August.
On December 29 it was reported that Holmes filed for divorce, but no filings have been listed yet in New York Supreme Court.
Amy and her estranged husband Shue are currently in divorce mediation, DailyMail has learned.