FORMER Good Morning America star Amy Robach has opened up about her close bond with cohost Robin Roberts before their rumored falling out over Amy’s cheating scandal with TJ Holmes.
The ex-GMA3 host discussed their connection and detailed the reason it began during an interview with People.
GettyAmy Robach opened up about her close bond with fellow Good Morning America star Robin Roberts during an interview with People[/caption]
GettyAmy’s relationship with Robin has reportedly become strained after news broke of her cheating scandal with GMA3 co-host TJ Holmes[/caption]
Amy, 50, revealed that their close relationship blossomed after Robin, 62, convinced the morning show host to undergo her first mammogram on live TV in October 2013.
Robin, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and was treated and cancer free by 2008, reasoned that the on-air medical procedure could help to “save a life.”
And “save a life” it did as Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer only weeks after the examination.
During the 2021 interview, the former Good Morning America host disclosed: “Robin and I instantly became sisters.”
She continued: “I think anyone who’s walked down that path knows there’s just a camaraderie that you can’t explain.”
In regards to their special kinship, Amy also admitted: “But it’s more than that, though, because she and I both know how integral her role was in me getting that mammogram.
GettyAmy revealed that Robin ‘saved’ her life after convincing her to get a mammogram during a Good Morning America broadcast[/caption]
GettyAmy was diagnosed with breast cancer weeks later, a diagnosis that she revealed on the air with Robin’s support[/caption]
“Which I completely credit with saving my life.”
The 20/20 co-anchor stated: “We are forever bonded. We can speak without speaking.”
The 50-year-old discussed how that bond is expressed in the workplace, revealing: “We can literally just look at each other across the set and know exactly what each other is thinking.”
“There’s a real trust there. There’s a real bond there. There’s a huge amount of respect and love that goes both ways between us.”
Before speaking with Robin, Amy admitted that she “had no plans to actually get a mammogram.”
The former Today anchor, who was 40 years old at the time of the mammogram, explained that she was “perfectly healthy” and didn’t think that she “should be the person.”
GettyAmy told People: ‘We are forever bonded. We can speak without speaking’[/caption]
Amy expanded upon that thought by adding: “I really believe in authenticity, and I didn’t want to just do something to say, ‘Hey, everybody, do it,’ when I actually had no intention of doing it.”
The TV personality stated that she “knew the recommendation was that a woman could wait until she was 50, if she had no prior family history,” before revealing, “I am not someone to run out and go get a test if I don’t have to.
“I wasn’t interested, and I had zero family history.”
The GMA3: What You Need To Know co-host disclosed that the Peabody Award-winner “looked at me and she said, ‘You’re exactly the person who should do it.’”
The former ESPN sportscaster considered Amy the perfect candidate because “more than 80 percent of breast cancer survivors, patients, have no family history.”
Robin urged her, “If you can convince one woman who doesn’t think she needs…to have this mammogram…I promise you, you will save a life.’ “
Amy told People: “When she said that to me, it was really hard to say no,” later revealing “I felt emotional when I was completely unemotional going in there.”
She stated that her conversation with Robin “completely” changed her mind and that they “think about that moment all the time” because that was the moment her friend and colleague saved her life.
Both Robin and George Stephanopoulos, 61, were reportedly “furious” with co-hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach after news broke about the pair’s romance scandal.
A source close to GMA exclusively told The U.S. Sun that lead anchors George and Robin took great pride in their team’s reputation for demonstrating strong family values and happy marriages.
As first reported by the Daily Mail, GMA correspondents Amy and TJ, 45, were allegedly involved in an extramarital affair, and were spotted looking very cozy on dates and even during a romantic weekend getaway.
The jaw-dropping news does not sit well with the main hosts, according to the insider, who claimed the veteran anchors are “furious” about the scandal.
“George and Robin do not like this. This is very messy,” The source explained, adding that the pair once prided themselves on not having a scandal like Today suffered in 2017.
“They prided themselves on not having a sex scandal, like Today once did with Matt Lauer.
“They were so proud all their hosts were decent, married, and committed people.”
The source said that the news is more painful to Robin, who revealed that “Amy and Robin are really close.”
As previously mentioned: “Robin convinced Amy to get what would end up being a lifesaving mammogram on live TV. Their bond is very strong.”
The source added: “Robin is an idealist. She is the boss. When something goes off the rails she jumps in and tells people to tidy the mess up.
“And I’m not so sure there’s a way to tidy this one up. This is all very dirty for a morning show.”
Robin and George are the lead anchors for the top-rated morning show, along with co-host Michael Strahan.
GettyAmy and TJ Holmes, pictured here after they crossed the finish line during the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon, were both removed from GMA3 after news of their affair reached the public[/caption]
GettyBoth Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos were reportedly furious after getting word of Amy and TJ’s cheating scandal[/caption]
GettyAmy pictured with her former GMA colleagues Michael Strahan, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Ginger Zee, and Lara Spencer[/caption]