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Inside GMA's Robin Roberts' relationship with wife Amber Laign

The pair have been together since 2005

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: TV anchor Robin Roberts (L) and Amber Laign attends 11th Annual GLSEN Respect awards at Gotham Hall on May 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
Updated: April 11, 2024
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Robin Roberts is a fan favorite on Good Morning America, and over the years people have paid close attention to her relationship with now-wife Amber Laign. The couple got married in September 2023, having first started dating in 2005

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And while they've made the occasional red carpet appearance together, Amber and Robin are a very private couple. Here's everything we know about their relationship…

WATCH: Robin Roberts sweetly declares her love for Amber Laign

Who is Amber Laign?

Amber Laign is a massage therapist who co-founded CBD and essential oils brand Plant Juice Oils. Besides a couple of appearances on Good Morning America, Robin claims that her wife "doesn't really like the spotlight".

Fans will know her as 'Sweet Amber', a nickname which Robin explained came "organically". "When I met Amber, I was still grieving over the loss of my father, who had died not even a year before", she explained.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 16:Robin Roberts and  Amber Laign seen on set of  "Good Morning America" on August 16, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images )© Raymond Hall
Amber and Robin on Good Morning America in 2023

She continued: "And then to be diagnosed in 2007 with breast cancer, and Amber didn't even bat an eye. She could have bailed, early on in the relationship, no one would have blamed her. And I think at that moment, the name 'Sweet Amber' - I would just kind of gently, softly say it to myself."

"It's the aura about her. She's so kind, she's just really really kind and it's so genuine. She's not trying to be anything other than who she is."

How did the couple meet?

The loved-up couple were set up on a blind date in 2005 by mutual friends. They kept their relationship private until 2013 when Robin came out as gay. In an open letter, which was posted on Facebook, she said: "At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude. I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health. I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life."

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She also said: "I am grateful for my entire family, my long time[sic] girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together." The post came after 100 days of recovery after Robin's bone marrow transplant as part of her treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome.

A collage of photos of Amber Laign and Robin Roberts togetherr© @robinrobertsgma repost from Amber Laign instagram
Amber and Robin have been together since 2005

Amber has also previously reminisced about their first meeting in 2005, writing on Instagram in 2020: "15 years ago I met you for drinks on a blind date that both you and I tried to cancel... twice. Your grace caught my eye right away and the ease of the evening continued to flow through dinner. We had a second date soon after and I couldn't believe how at ease I was with you as we shared each other's lives sipping lychee and apple martinis.

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"You left for Tahiti the following day and during that time apart I grew this feeling inside of me that still, is very present today.... butterflies. Having you by my side is a gift as we continue to navigate this thing called life.

"I drive you crazy... I know which is why I love you even more to this day. You have the kindest heart and most beautiful soul than anyone I know. You have shown me time and time again to stay humble and to always treat others with the utmost respect as you never know what one might be going through."

Amber tends to avoid the spotlight© @robinrobertsgma
Amber tends to avoid the spotlight

Are they married?

Robin and Amber got married in September 2023. They had an intimate ceremony with around 250 guests reportedly attending the nuptials, held at Farmington Gardens in Farmington, Connecticut.

Robin and Amber's first look at their wedding© @chrisjevansphoto Instagram
Robin and Amber's first look at their wedding

The couple both wore white dresses, and Robin shared the emotional moment before they got to see each other for the first time on the day. Robin described the day as: "An intimate, magical wedding ceremony in our backyard followed by a joyous reception…ohhhh the dancing!! We are immensely grateful to all for making it a day and a night to remember. Honeymoon here we come!"

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Good Morning America shared clips of the wedding for fans to enjoy.

How long have they been together?

The couple will celebrate 19 years together in 2024, and their first wedding anniversary. To celebrate their 15th anniversary in July 2020, Robin shared photos from their special day on Instagram, including a picture of the thoughtful gift she had given Amber – a pair of personalized crystal champagne glasses and bottle of champagne. The star also gave Amber a show-stopping cake, which was covered with chocolate frosting and the words "Happy Anniversary Heey!"

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Robin's gift to Amber on their anniversary

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The gifts didn't stop there, as Robin shared a picture of a sweet treat she had got for her partner, which was presented with a card reading: "Sweet Amber, I'll stand by you, all my love, RR."

Robin also reposted Amber's sweet tribute to her from her own Instagram page. Alongside a collage of pictures of them together, Amber had written: "15 photos for 15 years. RR had this printed with my favourite song in the centre onto a canvas so that will soon hang over my desk."

Do they have children?

The couple do not have any children, but they are the parents to an adorable dog called Lukas, who they adopted in 2015.

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Amber and their adorable pet dog Lukas

He even has his own Instagram account, which Amber and Robin both run. At one point, it had more followers than Amber's Instagram account! Just before Christmas, Amber sent a heartfelt message to Robin on Instagram.

A picture of Amber and their dog Lukas was posted on Lukas' Instagram account and captioned: "Santa's lil helper." Robin commented: "Can't wait to get home to also help with last minute deliveries!!" Amber responded from Lukas' account, writing: "Can't wait either," alongside a series of love heart emojis. "Drive safe."

What have they said about their relationship?

In 2014, Robin appeared as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she told Ellen that "[Amber's] very, very supportive and she's been right there beside me, every step of the way".

Meanwhile, Amber made a rare statement about her wife on GMA: "There are so many things that Robin does that makes my heart go pitter-patter, and her always calling me 'Sweet Amber' is one of them."

Where do they live?

Robin and Amber live in Connecticut, USA. Although the couple usually keeps a low profile, they have previously shown glimpses of their garden and pool on Instagram. Robin also co-hosted Good Morning America from her home during the outbreak of COVID-19.

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A peek into the couple's kitchen and living room, where Amber is pictured relaxing

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