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Robin Roberts Girlfriend: Who is Amber Laign? Partner of GMA Anchor Stays Out of Spotlight

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First Posted: Dec 30, 2013 04:37 PM EST
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Robin Roberts at the 2009 Oscars (Photo : Flickr / greginhollywood)

Popular Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts has had several notable health issues throughout the years including a bout with breast cancer in 2007. In 2012 she had to undergo a bone marrow transplant due to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2012.

When Roberts went public with her MDS diagnosis she received an outpouring of support from her GMA co-stars, ABC network brass and fans across the world. She took a leave of absence and returned in Febraury of this year. During these troubled times there was one constant in Roberts's life: her girlfriend of 10 years, Amber Laign.

Roberts publicly came out in a year-end Facebook post she wrote yesterday. The date was significant because it came 100 days after her bone marrow transplant. In the post Roberts thanked those closest to her, including Laign, for sticking by her side through the thick and thin.

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"I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious New Year together."

"On this last Sunday of 2013 I encourage you to reflect on what you are grateful for too," she wrote on Facebook. "Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year."

Her co-stars, friends and family all knew of and approved of the relationship for years. She didn't specifically label herself as gay, lesbian or bisexual for that matter. Thankfully the reaction from her announcement has been very well received and ABC even released a statement of support.

"We love Robin and Amber, who we have all known for a long time. We were so touched by Robin's Facebook message today and so thankful for all the incredible support she has in her life."

Amber Laign, 39, is clearly a fabulous person. She's a massage therapist who originally is from the San Francisco Bay area. Her LinkedIn profile states that she is a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences. Laign previously worked in the fashion industry as a sales representation for New York City based Berger and Stevens. She and Roberts, 53, live together with dog KJ in New York City. Mutual friends originally matched up the couple a decade ago.

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