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Robin Roberts lives apart from partner Amber for this reason

The Good Morning America star has been going out with her partner for 16 years

Hanna Fillingham

Robin Roberts and her partner Amber Laign have one of the most solid relationships in showbiz, having recently celebrated 16 years together.

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Fans adore watching their adventures on social media, from their travels to their trips out with their rescue dog Lukas.

One of the reasons the Good Morning America co-anchor believes their relationship is so strong is a result of their living situation – which sees them living apart for most of the week.

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While Amber lives in Connecticut full time, Robin spends five days a week at her apartment in Manhattan, so that she is close to the GMA studios.

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The 60-year-old previously opened up about her life with her partner during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014.

"I'm reading in the book that you don't live together because you get up at 3am," Ellen told Robin, in reference to her book, Everybody's Got Something, that was released that year.

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GMA's Robin Roberts and her partner Amber Laign live apart during the week

In the book, the journalist 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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Weekends are when the couple spend quality time together, and they have a beautiful home to enjoy. The stunning property boasts everything from a vast living room to a sprawling garden, complete with an outdoor pool.

Robin and Amber also go away a lot and have enjoyed several staycations this year, including to Key West – a place that is close to both of their hearts.

The TV star went away with her partner to Key West in June, and shared several photos of their adventures on social media, describing it as their "happy place".

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Robin at her country home in Connecticut 

The couple enjoyed a special trip out last weekend too, courtesy of Amber's 16th anniversary gift to Robin.

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Amber arranged an outside meal for the pair at the Sub Edge Farm, which was cooked for them by a personal chef allocated to them for the evening called Jason.

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Robin lives in Manhattan during the week to be close to the GMA studios

After their meal, the couple enjoyed a romantic sunset together, and Robin shared another picture from the event, sweetly writing: "Ohhh, what a night to remember."

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The pair had previously paid tribute to each other on social media to mark their anniversary, with Robin sharing a sweet video of them singing together.

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