T.J. Holmes may want to re-think how much of his relationship with GMA3 co-host Amy Robach is shared with the public until his divorce from his wife Marilee Fiebig is finalized.
Lisa Zeiderman, managing partner of the New York family law office Miller Zeiderman, believes Holmes, 45, “should be more private” with his new romance as the attention may ultimately hurt him amid his ongoing divorce.
“I think that there are less public ways to do it,” Zeiderman tells PEOPLE exclusively. “If it was my client, I would say that if this is something that you want to do, have to do, you need to do at this moment, then take it out of the public eye. And certainly don’t you, yourself, put it out there in the public eye.”
“Again, unless there is some reason that it’s good for his career, good for his custody case, which I can’t imagine,” she adds.
Holmes and Robach’s romance became public when photos of the two looking cozy surfaced in November 2022 while both parties were still married. (Robach, 49, has been married to actor Andrew Shue since 2010.)
A source later told PEOPLE that the GMA3: What You Need To Know co-hosts “both broke up with their spouses in August within weeks of each other” and “the relationship didn’t start until after that.”
The source added, “They were both separated so they felt very comfortable dating in the open after that. Their spouses had moved out, even! So they were not hiding anything.”
Since then, Holmes has filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years. Around that time, PEOPLE confirmed that Holmes and Robach “are in love” as they spent the holidays together …….