Robin Roberts and Her Girlfriend Amber Laign Just Celebrated 15 Years Together

Kayla Keegan

From Good Housekeeping

Good Morning America star Robin Roberts and her partner, Amber Raign, appear to be as happy as ever.

At the end of July, the couple celebrated 15 years together, which Robin commemorated with a special collage of the pair — 15 photos for 15 years, as noted in Amber's caption alongside the photos.

In the above Instagram, which Robin regrammed from Amber, it's revealed how the couple first crossed paths back in 2005. According to the post, Amber met Robin for drinks on a blind date that both had hilariously tried to cancel twice. Once they finally did meet up though, there was an instant connection.

"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," Amber's caption read, in part. "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."

Photo credit: Ida Mae Astute
Photo credit: Ida Mae Astute

From there, Amber and Robin's relationship continued to develop. But it wasn't until 2013, when Robin publicly came out as a lesbian, that the GMA host spoke about her girlfriend. While commemorating being 100 days past her bone marrow transplant, which she needed after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome, she wrote on Facebook that she was "grateful" for Amber.

Photo credit: J. Merritt
Photo credit: J. Merritt

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in 2014, Robin reflected on her Facebook post, while also sharing that her girlfriend "doesn't really like the spotlight."

"She's very, very supportive and she's been right there beside me every step of the way," Robin gushed. "And it was actually the end of the year on my Facebook and I had been thanking my doctors, my nurses and my sister who was a perfect match and I said [to Amber] I want to say thank you."

To this day, the couple continue to support each other with their respective careers — Robin at GMA and Amber as a licensed massage therapist and the co-founder of the CBD and essential oils brand Plant Juice Oils. Apart from posting about each other from time to time, the couple will occasionally make joint appearances at various media events or even on GMA. Generally though, they keep a relatively low profile.

And while they stay off camera for the most part, they two are very much in love.

"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," Amber's Instagram post read.

In reply, Robin wrote back,"Beautiful.....absolutely beautiful. I love you with all my heart.....boo boo 😉 ❤😘😍❣~ Happy 15th Anniversary!!"


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