Amy Robach and TJ Holmes appear to be inseparable during their new downtime.
Hours after ABC announced it had split from the GMA3 On Friday, the pair were seen smiling and hugging on a sidewalk in Los Angeles.
The pair were quite affectionate during the casual outing, holding hands and hugging each other, and at one point Robach, 49, leapt into Holmes’ arms and wrapped her legs around his waist.
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Following an investigation into their relationship, ABC announced that Holmes, 45, and Robach would not be returning to their positions after “we all agree it’s best for everyone to drop by ABC News.”
“We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are grateful for their contributions,” the spokesperson added. “A decision for the new co-hosts [of GMA3 and 20/20] will come later”.
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A source previously told PEOPLE that the pair are “devastated” and “can’t believe this is happening to them.”
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“They’re very, very together in every way. They’re proceeding with their divorces as they would have anyway, and are in mediation with ABC about what the future holds,” the insider said. “But no one feels like it could be put back on the air after the way it’s been handled.”
Robach and Holmes were taken off the air on Dec. 5 after rumors of their relationship sparked in November when they were photographed holding hands on a trip to upstate New York before they were seen relaxing together at a bar in New York. York.
A source told PEOPLE at the time that there were “rumors that they were in a relationship about a year ago,” and another insider said the pair only dated after Robach split from the ex-husband Andrew Shue last year, and Holmes and wife Marilee Fiebig had filed for divorce.
“It involved two consenting adults who were separated. They both broke up with their spouses in August within weeks of each other,” the insider added. “The relationship didn’t start until after.”
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“He has nothing to hide. They were both separated so they’ve gotten very comfortable with outdoor dating. Their spouses had moved away too! So they weren’t hiding anything,” the source added.