Who Is Robin Roberts' Wife? The 'GMA' Anchor Married Amber Laign After 18 Years Together


Sep. 13 2023, Updated 12:04 p.m. ET

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The Gist:

  • GMA anchor Robin Roberts married longtime love Amber Laign in September 2023.
  • The two met on a blind date in 2005.
  • Amber is a licensed massage therapist.
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On Dec. 29, 2013, Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts announced to the world that she was in a long-term relationship with her partner, Amber Laign. And almost a decade later, the lovebirds tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in their home garden in September 2023.

Below, we take a look at their beautiful relationship over the years and learn more about Amber Laign.

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Who is Amber Laign? Robin Roberts married her longtime love after 18 years together.

Amber, who studied at the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences, is a licensed massage therapist from the San Francisco Bay area and specializes in chronic pain. She's also the co-founder of Plant Juice Oils, a company that, according to her LinkedIn, makes an "optimized formulation of CBD and essential oils" for "maximum therapeutic benefits." Their products are meant to offer relief from issues like stress, joint discomfort, and sleeplessness.

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As for what inspired Amber to start the company, she was Robin's primary caregiver after Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment in 2007. She was also by Robin's side after Robin was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, leading to her bone marrow transplant in 2012. After seeing all of this firsthand, Amber searched for a holistic approach that could help with the side effects, and this eventually led to Plant Juice Oils.

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How did Robin Roberts and Amber Laign meet?

The women were introduced in July of 2005, and Robin detailed it all in her memoir, Everybody's Got Something.

She recalled: "Mutual friends set us up on a blind date. I liked the fact that she had no idea who I was. She rarely followed sports, so she never saw me on ESPN, and her office mates at the time watched a different morning show … ouch!”

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She continued: "[Amber] is extremely laid-back, no drama, no fuss. The main thing we have in common is positive energy. She sees the good in everyone."

The newscaster, who turned 62 in November 2022, and her girlfriend, who's reportedly 14 years her junior, have mostly kept their romance private.

When Robin appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014, she revealed: "[Amber] doesn’t really like the spotlight. She’s here right now, I can’t even get her to come out [on stage] … You know, not everybody wants to be in the spotlight."

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In her memoir, Robin detailed how Amber was with her "every step of the way" during her health struggles, from cuddling with her in her hospital bed to taking detailed notes at hospital appointments. She wrote: "I know how lucky I am to have Amber in my life!"

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In 2022, Robin Roberts revealed that Amber Laign was diagnosed with breast cancer.

In late February 2022, Robin shared some personal news regarding Amber's health.

"My sweet Amber wanted me to tell you something that she's been facing. At the end of last year, Amber was diagnosed with breast cancer," Robin revealed in a video posted to Instagram and Twitter. "She had surgery last month and this morning will begin chemotherapy. Thankfully, the prognosis is good."

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Robin went on to express her gratitude for her and her partner's loved ones and close friends for keeping the news private until Amber was ready to share it with the rest of the world.

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Robin added, "She and I have been together almost 17 years and have helped each other through our challenges like my journey with cancer. It's my turn now to be there for her like she was for me."

She concluded, "And that means I'll be away from GMA from time to time like this morning as she starts chemo."

A little over a year later, Robin posted a celebratory Instagram post in July 2022 to mark the completion of Amber's radiation treatments.

And in March 2023, Robin gave an update to ET, saying: "It was a rough year; her journey with breast cancer took some unexpected twists and turns but she is doing really really well. Doctors said when it comes to treatment, it's like women and shoes — they don't always fit — and so they had to find the right fit for her with treatment."

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Thankfully, Robin added that the prognosis was "excellent" and that Amber was "ready to start a new chapter as well."

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