GMA co-host Lara Spencer and her husband David Haffenreffer split after fifteen years of marriage.
“After a lot of thought, care and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage,” Lara Spencer and David Haffenreffer announced in a joint statement to Page Six.
“It’s a sad decision that did not come easily, especially because we respect and love each other and our children.”
The couple added: “They remain our top priority. We will raise them and care for them together.”
In 2000, Lara Spencer and David Haffenreffer wed in Southampton when she was a contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America.
David Haffenreffer was a CNN reporter at the time before becoming a real estate broker.
During the wedding festivities, Lara Spencer explained to Martha Stewart that she wanted to marry in the gorgeous neighborhood because “that’s where our courtship began and where it continues. We couldn’t think of a better spot”.
Lara Spencer and David Haffenreffer split is amicable and a scheduled family vacation will go on as planned next week.
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Lara Spencer has been promoted to co-host status on Good Morning America, ABC has announced.
Lifestyle anchor since returning to the show in 2011, Lara Spencer now has billing parity with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos.
Lara Spencer was GMA‘s national correspondent from 1999 to 2004. Then, for seven years, she was a host of The Insider.
Lara Spencer has been promoted to co-host status on Good Morning America
Her promotion comes as GMA continues to beat NBC’s Today show in the ratings, but after it recently lost two members of its team, Sam Champion and Josh Elliott.
The other current members of the GMA family are Ginger Zee and Amy Robach.
Also this week, Good Morning America welcomed Michael Strahan, a co-host of the daily Live with Kelly and Michael, as a contributor.
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Josh Elliott made the news last week after leaving ABC’s Good Morning America for a new job at NBC Sports but many are wondering who his new girlfriend is?
Josh Elliott, 42, was married to Priya Narang and he was also romantically linked to Liz Cho.
He is the proud father of his beautiful 5-year-old daughter Sarina, from his marriage to Priya Narang.
In 2012, dating rumors about Josh Elliott and Liz Cho were reported
Josh Elliott and Priya Narang’s short lived marriage crumbled after he accepted he has been a s** addict.
In 2012, dating rumors about Josh Elliott and Liz Cho, 43, a local news anchor at WABC-TV in New York City, were reported. They had been spending a lot of time together, they had been seen going from her place to his, and vice versa. At that moment Liz Cho was married to her now ex-husband Evan Gottlieb, president of GOCO Development.
Josh Elliott was pointed out as the reason for their split, but sources close to Liz Cho said that when she was dating Elliott she and Evan had been separated for six months already. Liz Cho and Evan Gottlieb have one daughter together, Louisa Simone, 7.
Josh Elliott has been also linked to former Real Housewives of NY Kelly Bensimon, after they were spotted having dinner at New York City’s Lure Fishbar.
According to new reports, Josh Elliott left Good Morning America for a job at NBC Sports that will pay him less than he would have received if he had stayed at ABC News.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed Josh Elliott will make $4 million annually in a long-term contract that also includes a production deal.
Josh Elliott left Good Morning America for a job at NBC Sports that will pay him less than he would have received if he had stayed at ABC News (photo ABC)
The former GMA anchor would reportedly earned $5 million if he had stayed at ABC News as the network was willing to shell out to keep him. Apparently the production deal that offers potential opportunities at NBC Universal’s vast suite of cable channels and the staggering audiences that tune in for sports programming on NBC proved sufficiently enticing to the anchor.
It appears Josh Elliott was asking for $10 million in an escalating contract that topped out at $13 million. Those figures were far beyond what ABC News executives were willing to pay.
A non-compete clause in Josh Elliott’s ABC contract precludes him from appearing on NBC’s news programs for six months. And sources at NBC News and close to Josh Elliott stress that the deal is confined to sports. But the pitched battle between GMA and Today Show – and the hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in morning TV – makes speculation about a possible role on Today inevitable.
Meanwhile, ABC News already has installed Amy Robach as Josh Elliott’s replacement on GMA.
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