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A supply tells PEOPLE that ABC is struggling to “determine what diploma of punishment is acceptable,” if any, because the community continues its investigation into the pair’s relationship.
“A variety of larger ups on the present assume they need to be fired,” the supply reveals. “However the issue is they can not fireplace them so that they’re actually in hassle and making an attempt to determine it out.”
A second insider says that Holmes, 45, and Robach, 49, assume “the scenario sucks” as they await a call from the community practically two months after they had been taken off the air.
Beforehand, a supply confirmed to PEOPLE that the co-anchors had “not been terminated” from the information program however questions remained about whether or not the pair would return to their on-air roles.
“There aren’t any negotiations about their future. ABC is finishing their investigation,” the supply mentioned. “Whereas it’s unlikely they are going to return within the capability they had been in — the longer time goes on, it turns into much less possible they are going to return — there are nonetheless open strains of communication and additional discussions are being had about what’s going to occur.”
Regardless of the continuing investigation, one other insider instructed PEOPLE the pair’s relationship is “stronger than ever.”
“They’re simply going alongside and doing their factor,” the second supply revealed of the pair, who had been taken off the air on Dec. 5. “There isn’t any grounds to fireplace them on and so they imagine they will not be fired. The community is simply ready for issues to chill down. This occurs at firms on a regular basis.”
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The TV personalities first sparked relationship rumors on Nov. 30 after photos surfaced of them holding hands in a automotive, throughout a trip in upstate New York and cozying up at a bar in New York Metropolis.
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Since then, Holmes and spouse Marilee Fiebig have filed for divorce. Robach and her husband Andrew Shue don’t seem to have filed for divorce but, however a supply beforehand instructed PEOPLE that the pair separated in August.
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Holmes and Robach haven’t publicly commented on their relationship, although they alluded to the news throughout a broadcast of GMA3: What You Need To Know in December previous to their on-air hiatus.
ABC Information president Kim Godwin additionally addressed the information in December in a memo to staffers, which acknowledged that the pair will “remain off-air pending the completion of an internal review” with a rotation of anchors filling in on this system.
She shared that the “persevering with protection” of the co-anchors’ romance “might be distracting from the extremely necessary work our staff does right here at ABC Information.”
“It’s my hope that we’ll proceed to focus our power on what we do greatest,” she added. “And I need all of you to know the way immensely proud I’m of your exhausting work and professionalism.”