GOOD Morning America fans have been championing Eva Pilgrim even more after she began taking over for Amy Robach.
During the backstage exchange, the 40-year-old answered a slew of rapid-fire questions, doing so from her behind-the-scenes chair in a flattering black velour dress.
Eva sat confidently, responding to each inquiry openly and honestly, increasingly becoming more at ease as the conversation went on.
ABC shared Eva’s introspective interview on the official GMA3 Instagram account.
A hefty number of fans praised Eva in the post’s comment section, and some even compared her to former GMA3 star Amy, 50.
One fan raved: “Eva is hands down the most genuine,fun person & simply flawless journalist.
“I had the pleasure of being her stage manager when she was at ABC in philly. She’s just a breath of fresh air. Eva’s new co-workers are super lucky!”
Another added: “Love Eva. So glad the fake Amy Robach is gone.”
A third cosigned: “So pretty and great at your job!”
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Many GMA fans welcomed Eva in Amy’s spot.
However, some didn’t.
One fan complained: “I like Eva Pilgrim. She’s a very good journalist. But so is Amy Robach and she should still be sitting in her seat on GMA3…”
At that time, several sources told The U.S. Sun exclusively that an official announcement from the network was “imminent” despite ongoing talks with ABC.
Hours later, a source told The U.S. Sun that the move was official: “Amy and TJ are out at the network. They reached a deal a few minutes ago.”
The spokesperson for the network then released a statement confirming they had parted ways from the stars.
“After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” they shared.
“We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
Amy and TJ were allegedly involved in an affair since at least last summer, and the news of the scandal first broke in November.
The GMA3 hosts were off the air since their affair was made public, and the decision on whether or not they would come back turned out to be a long and grueling process.
Both TJ and Amy will receive payouts per their contracts, TMZ reported.
In November, the TV stars were caught on PDA filled-dates and had been allegedly having an affair for six months at that point.
Both TJ and Amy were married to other people at the time.
In pictures obtained by Daily Mail, Amy and TJ looked intimate while having a drink at a bar in New York City on November 10.
They were also caught apparently spending time together at each other’s apartments in Manhattan.
A source told the outlet at the time: “They were totally into each other. She was giggling at whatever he was saying, and they were looking at each other’s phones.
“At one point she was kind of dancing in her chair to the music and laughing so hard she practically fell into his lap.”
After leaving the bar, Amy and TJ reportedly stood about 20 feet apart on the sidewalk as he called an Uber.
The pair then allegedly went to TJ’s downtown apartment.
The next day, the publication claimed TJ spent the morning filming before having lunch at a restaurant near Amy’s apartment.
The pair – who began anchoring GMA3 in 2020 – reportedly headed to upstate New York on November 11 for a weekend getaway at a cottage two weeks before Thanksgiving.
They reportedly drove two hours north of the city to Shawangunk Mountains, where they stayed at a charming stone cottage near Minnewaska State Park.
In shocking photos, TJ was seen affectionately patting Amy’s butt as she leaned into her car boot to grab their duffel bags.
They did not spend Thanksgiving together, but reunited after the holiday on November 23, when they were spotted going to each other’s apartments in Manhattan.
Another insider told Daily Mail: “Everyone knows that Amy and T.J. have been close friends for a long time now, running together and even socializing as a foursome with each other’s spouses.”