EXCLUSIVE: Daddy dearest! T.J. Holmes takes a time out from his trysts with Amy Robach to go toy shopping for his daughter’s 10th birthday at FAO Schwarz, picking up a card trick kit, bowling set and Twizzlers
- T.J. Holmes stopped by Rockefeller Center Thursday to shop for gifts at iconic New York City toy store FAO Schwarz, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show
- The suspended GMA host, 45, was seen perusing the aisles and picking up a magic card trick kit, a bowling set, and a pack of extra long Twizzlers along the way
- The shopping trip came yesterday, the a day before his daughter Sabine – his only child with now-estranged wife Marilee Fiebig – is set to mark her 10th birthday
The suspended GMA host was seen stopping by Rockefeller Center to browse for gifts at iconic New York City toy store FAO Schwarz Thursday afternoon, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show.
Holmes, who was alone during the shopping trip, took his time perusing the aisles, picking up a magic card trick kit, a bowling set, and a pack of extra long Twizzlers along the way.
Scanning the well-stocked shelves, the 45-year-old stopped to check out the variety of science experiment sets at one point and later picked up a pair of ‘Clip-N-Roll’ Skates that were on sale for $30 elsewhere in the store.
T.J. Holmes was seen shopping for gifts at iconic New York City toy store FAO Schwarz Thursday, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show
Holmes, 45, who was alone during the shopping trip, picked up a packet of extra long Twizzlers and a magic kit of 50 greatest card tricks
The GMA host took his time perusing the aisles and at one point was seen scanning a variety of science activity kits intently
Holmes’ daughter Sabine, who turns 10 years old on Friday
He ended up toting two large shopping bags filled to the brim with games and toys.
With Holmes’s daughter Sabine set to turn ten today, it was evident the embattled news anchor was purchasing birthday gifts for his only child with estranged wife Marilee Fiebig.
Holms has two children from his first marriage to Amy Ferson.
It will be the first familial celebration since Holmes’s clandestine affair with his married co-star destroyed the couple’s marriage.
Holmes and Fiebig had been married for 12 years as have Robach and her husband, former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue.
Speaking through her divorce lawyer – and exclusively to DailyMail.com on Wednesday, Fiebig finally broke her silence on the affair, slamming her estranged husband’s ‘lack of discretion, respect and sensitivity’ as their 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 9-year-old daughter,’ said attorney Stephanie Lehman.
Holmes continued browsing after picking up a nice bowling set at the massive toy store on Thursday
FAO Schwarz, which is headquartered in Rockefeller Center, is known for its high-end toys and games
Elsewhere in the store, Holmes appeared intrigued by a pair of ‘Clip-N-Roll’ Skates that were on sale for $30
‘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.’
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 Rock Nation entertainment company.
She and T.J. met in 2009 and married in Memphis in March 2010. Their daughter Sabine was born in January, 2013.
Holmes has had extra time on his hands as he remains suspended from the air since ABC launched an internal review of his affair with co-star Amy Robach in early December
He was seen leaving the toy store with two large shopping bags packed to the brim with toys and games
Holmes is now in the process of divorcing his wife while his TV career hangs in the balance. He was reported to have filed for divorce last week, but as of Friday there were no filings listed in New York Supreme Court
Holmes and his now estranged wife Marilee Fiebig shares a nine-year-old daughter Sabine. Marilee last shared a photo of her husband on August 19, 2022, wishing him a happy 45th birthday
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.
It was reported that Holmes filed for divorce last week, but as of Friday there were no filings listed in New York Supreme Court.
DailyMail.com exposed Holmes’ affair with Robach in late November with a series of pictures showing them enjoying flirty post-filming sessions at a New York City bar, alone time in each other’s apartments, and – two weeks before Thanksgiving – on a weekend away in a secluded cottage in Upstate New York.
And once the secret was out Holmes, 45, and Robach, 49, have made little attempt to hide. Last week they were pictured locking lips while they were on a midwinter break in Miami.
She and T.J. met in 2009 and married in Memphis in March 2010. Their daughter Sabine was born in January 2013
Marilee considered Amy, here with Al Roker’s wife Deborah Roberts, to be a close family friend. She was overjoyed when T.J. and Amy were give the co-anchor jobs at GMA
T.J.’s close friendship with his Good Morning America co-anchor Amy Robach eventually turned into a full-blown affair that ended both their marriages. The two were seen getting cozy together in Manhattan (left) and later packing on the PDA for the first time in public as they enjoyed a Christmas break in Miami (right)
‘I can only imagine how Marilee felt about that,’ a friend told DailyMail.com.
‘And to think, Marilee once considered Amy a close, trusted friend and part of her sisterhood. Such betrayal.’
Indeed, Marilee expressed her affection for Amy in an Instagram post, giving her a shout out as part of her ‘female village’ and praise for her love and support and ‘lending me her amazing daughters to babysit’ for Sabine when she had daycare issues.
Amy and her estranged husband Shue are currently in divorce mediation, DailyMail.com has learned.
Last week Shue’s son Nate shared a rather somber family portrait without his stepmom Amy Robach, following the news of her romance with her co-anchor.
Canny Marilee expressed her support by ‘liking’ the post.
The photo featured Nate, 26, with his Melrose Place star dad as well as half-brothers Aidan and Wyatt, as they sat together on an outdoor sofa.