Robin Roberts has returned to Good Morning America!
As of Monday, July 25th, Roberts once again greeted fans bright and early following a lengthy leave. Back in February, the anchor announced that her partner, Amber Laign, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2021 and was beginning chemotherapy.
On July 18th, Roberts shared on Instagram that Laign completed radiation, noting it was "a very important phase of her treatment," and calling the celebration her Monday motivation.
On Sunday, July 24th, she shared a photo of her dog, LuKas, tagged in Key West, Florida, reporting that they would be leaving their "happy place" and returning to GMA the next day. "Sweet Amber & I are thankful for the time we had to reflect, recharge and rejoice," she wrote.
Roberts' absence came years after a string of her own medical leaves. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and in 2012 underwent a bone marrow transplant for a myelodysplastic syndrome, or a group of disorders caused by improper blood cell production.
In April, Roberts told Ellen DeGeneres that the role-reversal allowed the two of them to help each other out even more. "I'm able to kind of give her a roadmap because I've gone through it, but she's also given me a roadmap on how to be a caregiver," she said.
She also shared a sweet post with Amber to celebrate their 17th anniversary: