The "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts came out as gay in 2014. She has a loving relationship of over a decade with her girlfriend, Amber Laign. The long-time couple is a match made in heaven!
"I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together."
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign attend the Glamour 2014 Women Of The Year Awards. | Source: Getty Images
Her sexuality, however, was no secret to her family and co-workers. The post was about her bone marrow transplant that had forced her to take a break from "Good Morning America" in October 2012.
Throughout the ordeal, Laign stayed by Roberts' side, being there for her when she wasn't at her best.
Luckily, Roberts made a full recovery and returned to the show in February 2013. A year later, she took a bold step and made her sexuality known to a bigger audience in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
During the interview, she also gushed about how she was inspired by DeGeneres' courage to come out as a gay person.
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign attend the 2016 Point Honors Los Angeles Gala. | Source: Getty Images
Roberts and Laign first met during a blind date. Arlene, who is a massage therapist, was introduced to Roberts through a mutual friend.
Amber Laign and Robin Roberts attend the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards on November 10, 2014 in New York. | Source: Shutterstock
"We are very, very happy for them. Her dad and I and the whole family are very happy and totally supportive."
Unlike Roberts, Laign lives a pretty low-key life, staying out of the spotlight as far as she can.
Currently working as a massage therapist, Laign is trained in different types of massages. But before becoming a professional masseuse, she worked as a sales rep for "Berger & Stevens."
Besides that, Laign is the co-founder of a company called "Plant Juice Oils," a company that produces "CBD" blends and essential oils for women battling breast cancer or going through menopause.
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign attend the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. | Source: Getty Images
Together, Roberts and Laign are a strong couple. Laign might not like the spotlight, but she is definitely a caring and supportive partner to Roberts.