Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Robin Roberts' partner Amber Laign opens up about 'fierce' medical menopause journey

The GMA host's partner of nearly 20 years finished breast cancer treatment in 2022

robin roberts amber laign
Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
31 January 2023
Share this:

Robin Roberts' partner of nearly twenty years, Amber Laign, has never shied away from opening up about her battle with breast cancer.

The Plant Juice Oils founder was diagnosed at the beginning of 2022, and after some difficult bumps along the road, she completed her treatment at the end of last year.

Though she has celebrated being in remission, she continues to grapple with the aftermath of her diagnosis, and recently opened up to her followers about her experience with perimenopause.

WATCH: Robin Roberts shares glimpse into vacation with Amber Laign

MORE: NCIS: LA star Eric Christian Olsen shares sweet tribute to co-star following show cancellation

Perimenopause refers to the time prior to entering menopause, and though Amber is only 48-years-old, she has been submitted to medical menopause, which many breast cancer survivors undergo after treatment as their estrogen levels are depleted.

Amber took to Instagram to have a candid chat with her followers about the process, detailing her wishes to "rebrand" perimenopause.

MORE: David Muir shares family photograph from time away with rarely-seen parents

"I've been thinking… I just want to ask a question, I've recently been thrown into medical menopause, and it seems as though..." she started, explaining: "We have heard – the word on the street – that perimenopause, women going through it or about to go through it, do not like to call it perimenopause."

View post on Instagram

Amber opened up a conversation about the daunting process menopause can be

She added: "So our question to you is, what shall we call it?" wondering: "What shall we name this fierce entering into this new life cycle."

MORE: Lara Spencer sends supportive message to GMA co-star following 'challenging' experience

MORE: Christina Aguilera looks incredible in nothing but pantyhose

In the caption attached to the video, she then wrote: "After recent discussions with friends and colleagues who are going through perimenopause, we found out that adjectives that describe menopausal women aren't lifting us up as we go through such a FIERCE stage in our lives."

View post on Instagram

Robin and Amber are currently traveling through New Zealand

Further, she maintained: "Perimenopausal women are described as moody, tired, sweaty when they should be described as EMPOWERED, STRONG and CONFIDENT."

Her followers were quick to praise her for the idea and express their own opinions in the comments section, writing: "The Goddess Phase! We are transitioning from the mothering phase and now making ourselves our priority, both spiritually and creatively," and: "Embrace the change," as well as: "It's hell. BUT if symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats can be managed, it's the best time ever: we have experience, wisdom, savvy, and the ability to say no to things we don't want to do."

Read more HELLO! US stories here

Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox. 

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.