Amber Laign: Identified as Robin Roberts' Girlfriend

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Yesterday, in a gracious Facebook post, Robin Roberts thanked a number of people who have remained by her side during a tumultuous year.

One of them was Amber Laign, the Good Morning America anchor's girlfriend.

Although Laign and Roberts have been an item for over 10 years, this message marked the first time Roberts had publicly acknowledged the same sex relationship, creating quite a stir online and causing many to wonder:

Who is Amber Laign?

Amber Laign at the ESPYs

The licensed massage therapist attended the ESPYs this July, sitting alongside Robin's sister at the event in which Roberts won the Arthur Ashe Award For Courage.

She is 39 years old. She met Roberts through mutual friends and she worked at the store Bergen and Stevens before opening her private massage practice.

Laign also took a vacation to Hawaii with Roberts in August and sources confirm the relationship was not a secret among family members and friends.

So why did Robin choose to finally go public with her sexuality and her relationship?

Sources tells TMZ that the reporter simply wanted to single out Laign for all she's done after a challenging year together, one that included a rare blood disorder diagnosis and a bone marrow transplant.

Can anyone blame her? We wish these two nothing but the very best!

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love Robin I thought so all the time happy for her to letting go of a secret is thee best way for hcomplete happiness. Robin is the main reason I watch Gma everymorning even when dhe was absent. Love GMA

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SOME THINGS U JUST KNOW AND I KNEW THIS 4 SOMETIME NOT BECAUSE IT WAS TOLD TO ME OR ANYTTHING LIKE THAT IT WAS JUST SO OBIVIOUS, SHE'S A SWEET PERSON REGARDLESS.

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I DONT KNOW HOW PEOPLE CAN SAY THEYBDIDN'T KNOW THIS, SOMETIME THINGS ARE JUST ASVTHEYBAPPAR. I'VE ALWAYS LIKED ROBIN REGARD LESS SHE A REAL SWEET PERSON. GOD BLESS

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What will our children learn from this! Wow,

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Her business. I don't live in a glass house.

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Love Robin, shocked that she is gay. But nonetheless happy for her.

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@ Bebe

i like her also..BUT..she says it was not a secret..yet we never saw her at home or the hospital...and in this photo..she is SITTING next to her sister...NOT robin...yes mam...it is A SECRET !!!! 10 years??? give me a break!!!

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I really can't believe that anyone would be surprised by this! I think it's wonderful that Robin publically thanked her partner for her support, and I applaud Amber for taking the high road, and not using her relationship with Robin to gain her own notoriety. I wish them both all the happiness the world has to give - they both deserve it! I pray that they will have no more trials to deal with; they've lived through enough already.

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@ Lisa Outland

Who say's GOD doesn't watch over Gay people too? He has brought Robin through some trials and tribulations !!!! Congratulations Robin. I am happy for you!!!!!!!

Ken-69

So what? How is this your business?

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@ Ken-69

come on ken..everytime someone comes OUT...there is alot of fuss...why ?? i don't know...robin is an awesome lady....but her saying this was NOT a secret..is false...of course it was...glad it is out..now she can be seen in public!!!

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