Robin Roberts and partner Amber Laign

‘GMA’ Host Robin Roberts Follows Through On ‘Saying Yes To Marriage’ With Amber Laign

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By Afouda Bamidele on September 12, 2023 at 2:15 PM EDT

Love takes center stage as Robin Roberts embarks on a journey into matrimonial joy with her longtime partner, Amber Laign. Their wedding became the grand finale of their remarkable 18-year love story, a tale that began with a blind date, courtesy of their matchmaking friends. 

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Robin Roberts Embraces New Chapter, Saying 'I Do' To Amber Laign 

The "Good Morning America" anchor joyfully announced the news on Instagram, treating followers to two exquisite snapshots from their intimate, low-key nuptials. In her caption, she could not contain her excitement, exclaiming, "An intimate, magical wedding ceremony in our backyard followed by a joyous reception…ohhhh the dancing!!"

The 62-year-old expressed "immense gratitude" on behalf of the duo to everyone who made it "a day and a night to remember," enthusiastically adding, "Honeymoon here we come!" 

The lovebird donned elegant white attire for the occasion, complemented by beautifully styled updos. Adding a touch of furry charm to the celebration, their Tibetan Spaniel Papillion mix, LuKas, joined the festivities, sporting a dapper black-and-white bowtie. 

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‘GMA’ Host Robin Roberts Follows Through On ‘Saying Yes To Marriage’ With Amber Laign
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A post on the pup's Instagram page joyfully declared, "My mommies are MARRIED!!!! Married?……yes….married!!!??‍♀️?✨." As expected, the ceremony boasted a star-studded attendance like Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

Before the memorable event, the country icons, who tied the knot in December 2005, offered their heartfelt wisdom and well-wishes to Roberts and Laign on "GMA." Yearwood expressed their joy, saying:

"We are so happy that you're getting married. Congratulations!" The 58-year-old added, "And we've been asked to tell you what we think the secret to a happy marriage is, because we've been at it for almost 18 years." 

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In unison, Yearwood and Brooks emphatically declared, "Marry your best friend!" And it seems like Laign perfectly fills the role for Roberts, who shared their touching love story during a "GMA" broadcast.

She praised the 49-year-old for her unwavering support during her breast cancer battle in 2007. The author explained, "We had only been dating not even two years when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. She could have bailed early on in the relationship. No one would have blamed her." 

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Robin Roberts Had Said 'Yes' Before Now

Although the enamored couple had started dating in July 2005, it was not until December 2013 that the news anchor publicly came out as gay. During their 15th-anniversary celebration in 2020, the massage therapist fondly recounted how she and Roberts first crossed paths on a blind date despite initial attempts to cancel it twice. 

However, they were thrilled that they ultimately met as planned, seeing as their journey reached a significant milestone. In a candid conversation with Gabby Bernstein about making set plans for 2023, the television broadcaster revealed her desire to marry her partner.

‘GMA’ Host Robin Roberts Follows Through On ‘Saying Yes To Marriage’ With Amber Laign
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Taking an extended time to respond to Bernstein's question, "What are you a 'yes' for?" the "From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By" author disclosed, "I'm hesitating because I haven't said it out loud yet … I'm saying 'yes' to marriage. We're getting married this year."

Delving deeper, Roberts confided in Bernstein, explaining, "It was something we had talked about, but we had put it off; she became ill," alluding to her partner's late 2021 breast cancer diagnosis. 

Despite the slight delay, the former WDAM-TV sports anchor emphatically affirmed that she was "saying yes to that and that next chapter."

As the realization of what she said hit, Roberts, while fanning herself with her card, stated, "I can't believe I just said that." Bernstein, in turn, encouraged her to "create a wedding vision board." 

The host stressed her intention to prioritize the marriage, not just the wedding. Under the Monday broadcast clip she shared on Instagram, she wrote, "Saying YES to marriage in 2023 ?." 

The post gathered hundreds of heartfelt well-wishes in the comment section, with Billie Jean King writing, "So happy for you and Amber! Sending all our love your way." 

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"I like the correction because marriage is > the wedding," this admirer praised, to which a fellow supporter echoed, "I love this! I also loved that Robin called out meditating on the actual wedding, which is way more important than the wedding day!" 

At the same time, another pointed out that Roberts pleasantly "surprised" herself by voicing her 2023 plans.

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