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Robin Roberts is joined by partner Amber Laign for special date night in New York

The Good Morning America star has been dating her partner for 16 years

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
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Robin Roberts and her partner Amber Laign typically spend the weekdays apart, with the GMA star based in New York, and Amber in Connecticut.

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However, on Monday, the happy couple enjoyed a rare weeknight date in the Big Apple – and for a very special reason.

Robin and Amber attended the premiere of Fire Shut up in my Bones by The Metropolitan Opera.

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The pair went along to the opening night at the Lincoln Center, and thanks to Robin's job, she even got to go backstage ahead of the event.

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Robin delighted fans on Instagram with a rare selfie of her and Amber sitting down ready for the show to start.

In the caption, the 60-year-old wrote: "Date night on a school night! Excited for the return of #themetopera and the premiere of #FireShutUpInMyBones."

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Robin Roberts shared a selfie with partner Amber Laign during their NY date night

Robin's fans and GMA co-stars were quick to comment on the post, with Ginger Zee writing: "Enjoy!" alongside a love heart eye emoji, while a fan wrote: "Gorgeous couple!" A second fan added: "You two look beautiful. Enjoy your date night ladies." A third remarked: "You are both beautiful! Enjoy."

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Robin and Amber have been together for 16 years and recently marked their anniversary, where they paid gushing tributes to each other online.

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The GMA star and Amber have been dating for 16 years

The couple first met after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. They live apart during the week, something Robin previously joked was a secret to their happy long-lasting relationship.

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The journalist opened up about her living situation in her book, Everybody's Got Something, in 2014.

She wrote: "Amber and I have been a loving couple for almost ten years now, but we choose not to live together. Maybe that's why we've lasted almost a decade!"

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The pair at their home in Connecticut 

While the TV star is based in Manhattan during the weekdays so that she is close to the ABC studios, Amber lives full-time at their home in Connecticut.

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Robin joins her there at the weekends and also spends a lot of time there during vacations. Amber was Robin's rock during her devastating cancer battle and bone marrow transplant, and was her main carer during this time.

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