American journalist Robin Roberts announced his intention to marry his longtime girlfriend Amber Laign this year. On Good Morning America on January 2, the 62-year-old star revealed to inspirational speaker Gabrielle Bernste that she was “hesitating” because she had not announced the good news.
“I decided to get married. We’re getting married this year.”
She added that the couple had previously postponed their wedding because Laign felt unwell after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
“It’s something that we talked about but postponed because she was sick, but… it’s okay with that and that new chapter.”
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Amber Laign and Robin Roberts met on a blind date.
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign first met on a blind date arranged by mutual friends in 2005. They dated secretly until 2013 when Roberts revealed his sexual orientation in a post. On Facebook. The Good Morning America host posted a photo of herself playing with a puppy and thanked family and friends for supporting her as she recovered from her bone marrow transplant.
“I am grateful to God, the doctors and nurses for my improved health. I am grateful to my donor, Sally-Ann, for giving me the gift of life. As we prepare to enter the year. new, I am grateful to my entire family, my longtime partner, Amber, and our friends.”
In 2014, Roberts admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show why she didn’t openly talk about Amber even though they had been in a relationship since 2005.
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“Not everyone wants to be the center of attention. She was always with me and really supported me.”
Amber Laign is a massage therapist and co-founder of Plant Juice Oils, a line of women’s wellness products. Robin Roberts and Amber have two homes: the landlord’s lavish Manhattan apartment near her GMA studio, and the Connecticut estate where they live when Roberts isn’t filming the show. Amber, who has a secret Instagram account, visited the site in 2020 and posted a photo recalling their first meeting in 2005. According to Hello Magazine, she said:
“I met you at a cocktail party 15 years ago on a blind date that we both tried to cancel… twice. Your elegance immediately caught my attention, and the relaxation of the evening lasted even into dinner. Not long after that, we had another date and I can’t believe how comfortable I feel around you as we talk about our lives over a lychee martini.”
Amber and Robin are both cancer survivors. Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and eventually became Amber’s carer. Laign was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021 and Robin announced the news online in early 2022. Robin Roberts posted a video on October 24, 2022, thanking fans for their well wishes. to Laign’s recovery.
“We just want to thank you for your continued prayers and we will pay them back tenfold. Have a nice day.”
Robin Roberts also included a message for those experiencing health problems.