One day after “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts publicly came out as a lesbian in an emotional Facebook message, fans learned more about her “longtime”
girlfriend wife. Gumbumpers, we bumped gums on a rumored marriage a while back. Peep that here!
San Francisco-based Amber Laign has been with Roberts, 53, for 10 years, and their relationship was no secret to family, friends and colleagues, TMZ reported.
Though Roberts kept her relationship with the massage therapist private, the pair was photographed together several times, including at an award show in July.
“I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,” the morning show host wrote on Facebook on Sunday. “I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold. I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health,” she added. “I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life.”
Roberts has battled through two life-threatening illnesses, and Laign was reportedly the major source of her strength through the health crisis. She survived breast cancer in 2007 and Myelodysplastic Syndrome in 2012