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Robin Roberts Covers ‘People’; Talks Love

Robin Roberts Covers 'People'; Talks Love

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is shown on the cover of this week’s issue of “People” magazine. Inside this issue, Robin talks about how love saved her life. In case you didn’t know, Robin came out of the closet after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. She revealed to the magazine, “I feel like I am a walking miracle.”

She continued, “A doctor told me I had one to two years to live without a transplant.”

From the magazine:

“A doctor told me I had one to two years to live without a transplant,” she says, and explains why she is speaking now about all of the people who loved her through it, including her girlfriend of nine years, Amber Laign.

“How could I not?” says Roberts about acknowledging (in her upcoming memoir Everybody’s Got Something and in a Facebook post last December) 39-year-old Laign’s role as her caregiver.

“Even though Amber is someone who shies away from the spotlight, it was important for me to let people know I have this person in my life,” Roberts, who also prefers to be private, tells PEOPLE.

Roberts also revealed she still receives low-intensity chemotherapy shots every six to eight weeks and will continue to do so until the second anniversary of her bone marrow transplant later this year.

Though there is a risk of a relapse, Roberts says, “I look at what I did as a cure, not just as a stopgap measure. I have to hold onto that. Otherwise it would rob me of who I am.”

So far Roberts, who returned to the air last year, seems to be in the clear. “I can go to the doctor now and not have to hold my breath as much when they’re drawing blood and I’m waiting for the results to come back,” she says. “I can be sick now like everybody else and it doesn’t mean I’m going to land back in the hospital.”

Good for her! We are glad that she seems to be doing well and is happy!

Posted Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Robin Roberts comes out of the closet!


Robin Roberts has officially come out of the closet, announcing that she’s gay and has had a girlfriend for the past ten years.

Robin made the announcement on her Facebook page, talking about her battle with cancer, and how she overcame some major hurdles with the love of her family and girlfriend. She wrote, “I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.”

According to sources, Robin never hid the fact that she was gay from anyone, she just never felt the need to announce it to the world, until now. Apparently everyone in her personal and professional life knew she was gay.

Robin and Amber Laign have been together for 10 years, since meeting in San Francisco through mutual friends. Amber is a massage therapist who specializes in rehabilitating people with injuries. Amber was by Robin’s side when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, and Myelodysplastic Syndroe in 2012.


Posted Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 7:07am
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