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?
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!