T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach Reveal Insane Amount They Spent on Alcohol In December

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach Reveal Insane Amount They Spent on Alcohol In December

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach candidly discussed their alcohol consumption during 2023 on their “Amy & T.J” podcast. The pair, who faced backlash following their romance and subsequent job losses at “GMA3,” referred to 2023 as their version of the COVID-19 “pandemic.”

Robach, 50, shared, “I didn’t have a job to go to and I was away from a lot of friends and family. We were laying low. So what did I do? I drank a lot. A lot more than I ever have. I don’t think I have ever gone a full year where I drink every single day and that was 2023 for me.” She clarified that she wasn’t getting “wasted” or “drunk” daily, but rather maintaining a “buzz” or a “heightened state of mind during an anxious year.”

Holmes, 46, acknowledged his need to reevaluate his relationship with alcohol. He revealed that he could “easily go through 18 drinks” a day, while Robach mentioned consuming “over 30 drinks a week.”

Explaining their routine, Holmes said, “Now we will run at 8 or 9 in the morning …. and I come back and we have a beer.” This “runs to fun” habit meant Holmes was often “two drinks in” by lunchtime, leading to more drinking throughout the day. “So you do those numbers and that’s a drink an hour for another eight hours — or even less — but that is another eight hours of a drink in hand, plus the four I had during the day,” he added.

The couple also discussed the official guidelines for alcohol consumption, noting that Holmes wasn’t necessarily “pouring 18 drinks” but accounting for heavy pours.

Upon assessing their spending on alcohol, Holmes revealed a startling figure of $2,869 spent in December 2023 alone, not including occasional liquor store visits. The couple hopes their openness about their alcohol use will encourage others to be honest about their habits.

While Holmes has previously participated in dry January, 2023 marked Robach’s first time accepting the challenge. She credited Holmes for her decision, saying, “I don’t know that I would have felt comfortable or — honestly this may sound crazy — but I don’t know if I would have felt brave enough or courageous enough to say, ‘I am 100 percent going cold turkey this month,’ if you hadn’t said, ‘I’m doing it and we can do it together.’”