Good Morning America host Robin Roberts has been through quite a bit in the last few years, going through treatment for a rare and potentially deadly blood disorder, but apparently she has not been doing it alone. She thanked her “longtime girlfriend” in a post on Facebook and then began talking about her on television. The 53 year old television host said that she really has never been happier than she is with her girlfriend.
Roberts has been with her girlfriend Amber for ten years now. She said that she is really grateful for the support that Amber had given her through the last year when she was really ill.
People Magazine says that Amber Laign is from San Francisco and is a licensed massage therapist. She and Robin met through mutual friends and have been together ever since. She has been a rock for Roberts over this past year especially and Robin is feeling better than ever thanks in large part to Amber.
Roberts beat [email protected] cancer in 2008 but the side effects from the treatment took a toll on her health. This was the reason that she developed the blood disorder. She continued to be a host on GMA all through her treatment but you would never know it. She vowed that she would beat the cancer and she did.
Once she learned about her blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) she began her search for a bone marrow donor. Her search ended with her sister who was a near perfect match. She continued to host the show for a while but then took a hiatus as the treatment was taking its toll on her. She recently returned to the show and is looking well.