Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her girlfriend Amber Laign for the first time in a touching Dec. 29 Facebook post, and on Monday, Jan. 6, the Good Morning America co-anchor mentioned her longtime love for the first time on live TV. After traveling to Turks and Caicos and Ogunquit, Maine, over the holiday break, the women flew to Baton Rouge, La., for Roberts' niece's recent wedding.
She shared a picture from the ceremony and added, "Next to me is my girlfriend, Amber, and my sister-in-law, Cynthia, and my brother, Butch. And it was a glorious, glorious time that weekend."
"You all look so happy there, co-anchor George Stephanopoulos noted. "And Robin, it was no surprise to any of us, but in your end of year post, you did tell everyone about Amber and about your relationship. I hope that was a good experience for you."
The 53-year-old journalist, who was treated for myelodysplastic syndrome in 2013, smiled and said, "I have never been happier and healthier than I am right now. And my year-end post was just full of gratitude and just telling everyone all that I'm grateful for, including my girlfriend Amber, who really loved me through a difficult year." The breast cancer survivor added that she's "very happy for the support" she's received.
Roberts and Laign, a licensed massage therapist, have been together for 10 years.