Good Morning America host Robin Roberts has been active as a TV anchor and reporter since 1983. Before she became known as the anchor of the ABC show, the American broadcaster worked several jobs as a sports presenter for TV and radio stations including ESPN where she served as a sportscaster for 15 years.
Born November 23, 1960, Roberts conquered an early form of breast cancer in 2008 through surgery and chemotherapy treatments – this came after she was diagnosed in 2007. However, that wasn’t the end of her health troubles as in 2012, she was diagnosed with a bone marrow disease known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). She went on a hiatus on her Good Morning America show to get a transplant which was a success and was also chronicled on the popular show, a coverage that got her a 2012 Peabody Award. She made her comeback on the show on February 20, 2013, and was applauded for sharing her journey and battle with the rare disease which is a source of inspiration to many of her viewers. Her move created awareness and encouraged many potential bone marrow donors to step forward and save lives.
Is Robin Roberts Gay Or Lesbian?
The accomplished American broadcaster has been open about her sexuality. She is openly gay and has been a source of inspiration to a lot of people who are having problems embracing who they are. Though she publicly came out as gay in December 2013, Robin Roberts has not hidden the fact that she’s into women from her friends and the people she works with. Nevertheless, the first relationship she made public started in 2005. She earned herself a spot as one of the 31 Icons of the 2015 LGBT History Month as named by Equality Forum.
Who Is The Partner Or Husband – Amber Laign?
The woman that occupies a special place in Robin’s heart is no doubt Amber Laign. They started dating in 2005, a long time before she went public with her sexual orientation. This is the first time the broadcaster would be flaunting her personal life for all to see, sending the message that she is in a good place in her life at the moment. Amber is seemingly the perfect soulmate, she once organized a dance floor on the beach to grant Robin’s birthday wish.
The couple has been enjoying a love-filled relationship for more than a decade and they are looking forward to spending more years together.
Facts About Robin Roberts Partner Amber Laign
Amber Laign is a licensed massage therapist with a focus on people who are trying to bounce back after an injury. The Bay Area native and Robin Roberts met through mutual friends.
According to available records, Amber schooled at Clayton Valley High School in Concord, California, where she finished in 1992. Her educational background can also be traced to the Round Valley Middle School where she attended following her parents’ move from Lebanon, NJ to California.
Amber attended The Swedish Institute of Health Sciences where she studied massage therapy for a year. The training began and ended in 2008 with Amber specializing in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point.
Before she discovered her penchant for massage therapy, Amber Laign was earning a living in the fashion industry. She worked at Berger & Stevens, a fashion showroom as a sales representative for nine years.
Both Amber and Robin have been making public appearances a couple of ways before they let us in on the 411 in their love for each other. There’s a 14-year gap between the two lovers with the Good Morning America anchor taking the lead. The pair always enjoys a cozy holiday every once in a while, Robin once shared memories from their blissful time in Hawaii.
Notably, the couple has always had the full support of both families in their relationship. They also support their decision to make their love for each other public. For now, the two are enjoying each other’s company and are not talking about walking down the aisle. They have been together for more than a decade and don’t seem to be in hurry to enter into matrimony or bring in children into the picture.