WATCH: Introducing Robin Roberts’ Long-Time Girlfriend Amber Laign

Roberts and her long-time girlfriend, Amber Laign.

GMA host Robin Roberts shocked no one when she came out as a lesbian on her Facebook page last month.

“I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,” Roberts wrote.

This morning, Roberts elaborated on this elusive Amber character, telling her GMA co-hosts: “I have never been happier or healthier than I am right now and my year-end post was just full of gratitude and just telling everyone all that I’m grateful for, including my girlfriend Amber who really loved me through a difficult year.”

According to People magazine, Roberts and her girlfriend Amber Laign have been together for 10 years. Laign is a licensed massage therapist from the San Francisco Bay area. The women are 14 years apart. Anyone who knows us, knows we’re all for those May-December relationships. Cheers to the happy couple!

Check out the clip from this morning’s GMA below.

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  • CCTR

    Congratulations to Robin and Amber on 10 years together!

  • Teleny

    They are so cute together!!!

  • jimbryant

    To me, Amber Laign looks like a part-time lesbian. I could be wrong but that is my impression.

    Part-time lesbians are not helpful to the GLBT cause at all.

  • DerekR

    To me, Jimbryant, seems like a full-time asshole. I could be wrong but that is my impression.

  • Tyler100


    You’re not, Derek. He’s a full time asshole, full time troll. And only pretending to be gay.

  • jimbryant

    I really don’t care what you say about me. I actually gain energy from negative posts about me.

    I’d like to point out that part-time lesbian syndrome is common. Remember Anne Heche? Women can be part-time because they don’t need to be aroused to take part in sexual activity. They can switch from one position to another depending on what’s in it for them.

  • DamitaJoBoy9

    @jimbryant: How can a person in a 10 year relationship be considered part time? At what year in their relationship would you stop considering her a part time lesbian.

  • Tyler100


    Jim doesn’t bother himself with facts. The only truth he bases his opinions on is that he hates women (and consequently effeminate gay men) and gay sex. And most gay people in general. That’s all you need to know to understand his ridiculous statements.

  • jimbryant

    You know exactly what I mean by “part-time lesbians”.

    Generally, they are women who use their sexuality as a ploy. They often consist of women who are in relationships with men but who will make out with women for reasons to do with money. Think of the female porn performers.

    They will also put out for men for the sole purpose of having a baby. Lesbians are known to have sex with men for the sole purpose of having a baby.

    Do we really need these women in the GLBT community? I say a big fat NO.

  • jimbryant

    I will never resile from calling a spade a spade. This includes calling out fake and part-time lesbians.

  • Tyler100


    I will never resile from calling JimBryant out on his malicious trolling. This includes calling out his homophobia and his misogyny.

  • Teleny

    Anita Bryant go away…

  • guest4ever

    Almost every one of these comments is an attack on a fellow commenter.

    I thought that wasn’t allowed.

    Just saying…

  • kirods80

    @jimbryant: Then you should stop using the term “GLBT”, because bisexuales are, by definition, part time gays and lesbians.

  • Kangol

    A lovely couple! Good for them!

  • KDub

    I’d heard Robin likes the young blondes, and this girl looks exactly as I pictured her. Kinda Carrie Underwood-ish. Bet those massage therapy hands come in handy. =)

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