GOOD Morning America host TJ Holmes’ estranged spouse Marilee Fiebig has employed a second powerhouse lawyer as she gears up for a nasty divorce following his reported affair with co-host Amy Robach.
The US Solar can solely reveal that Marilee has introduced on Fara Rodriguez- who not too long ago made accomplice at her agency Philips Nizer LLP in Manhattan- as she faces off in opposition to suspended GMA3 host TJ.
Each TJ, 45, and now-girlfriend Amy, 49, had been taken off the air and sidelined at ABC two months in the past, because the community investigates the co-host lovers’ office conduct.
Marilee, who’s an lawyer herself, introduced Fara onto her staff late final week—simply in the future after her lawyer Stephanie F. Lehman, who can be a accomplice on the agency, demanded that TJ file his official divorce grievance.
Fara’s spectacular resume boasts over a decade of expertise in dealing with numerous intricacies of divorce and household legislation.
Her bio reads: “Fara is adept at representing purchasers throughout this distressing time of their lives by compassionately and confidently discovering options to the complicated challenges they usually face.”
MARILEE SPEAKS OUT
Marilee’s no-nonsense authorized staff has taken the high-profile case head-on.
Earlier this month, her lead lawyer Stephanie instructed The US Solar: “Throughout the vacation season and in gentle of the difficult instances, Marilee’s sole focus has remained on the general greatest curiosity of her nine-year-old daughter.”
“To that finish TJ’s lawyer and I’ve been working collectively to maneuver their divorce ahead privately, expeditiously and as amicably as potential.
“However, we proceed to be disillusioned by TJ’s lack of discretion, respect and sensitivity in direction of Marilee and the social gathering’s daughter.”
Most learn in Leisure
She concluded: “Marilee has been touched by the outpouring of assist and appears ahead to a brand new starting on this new yr.”
Stephanie’s biography boasts her expertise in “representing high-net value people in contested and uncontested matrimonial actions and child-related issues.”
TJ FILES FOR DIVORCE
TJ filed for divorce on Wednesday, December 28 in New York after 12 years of marriage.
TJ employed lawyer Robert H. Moses of Moses Ziegelman Richards & Notaro, LLP. In December 2022, he was named NYC’s “Lawyer of the Yr” in Finest Legal professionals: The Household Regulation Concern 2023.
He acquired 4.8 out of 5 stars on Martindale-Hubbell rankings. He is additionally been featured on Tremendous Legal professionals, an unique record of top-rated attorneys, since 2006.
Per his lawyer profile: “Rob is understood for his pragmatic method to the legislation, serving to numerous purchasers resolve their household disputes economically, thoughtfully, and pretty.
“His purchasers vary from celebrities and excessive internet value people in monetary, publishing, sports activities, and different fields to these of extra modest means.”
Rob joined the boutique matrimonial legislation agency as a accomplice in 2011.
Their workplace is positioned within the Empire State Constructing in Manhattan.
The previous couple shares one little one collectively, a nine-year-old daughter named Sabine.
TJ additionally has two youngsters, Brianna and Jaiden, from his earlier marriage.
Final week, the DailyMail reported that TJ had an alleged affair with an ABC intern 13 years outdated his junior early on in his marriage to Marilee.
It was additionally alleged that he had slept with an ABC producer earlier than his romance with Amy.
Whereas Amy was reportedly conscious of TJ’s alleged relationship with ABC producer Natasha Singh, a supply instructed The US Solar that she was “blindsided” by the complete extent of the star’s different alleged workplace romps.
As The US Solar beforehand reported, Amy and TJ are unofficially out at GMA3 and the pair consider they’re out from their jobs at ABC totally.
Final week a well-placed insider claimed mediation talks are scheduled for this week with their attorneys, ABC’s attorneys, and the community’s prime brass to hammer out the pair’s exit package deal.
Nevertheless, one other supply stated whereas mediation is within the works, they weren’t conscious of something scheduled simply but.
“All events are prepared to mediate, however there’s simply no assure that mediation will likely be profitable,” the second insider added.
One other supply with data of negotiations added that Amy and TJ’s attorneys are completely in shut contact with the community’s authorized staff.
“They’re all working by methods to make the hosts comfy sufficient in order that the community can transfer on from this as quietly as potential,” the supply stated.