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Robin Roberts thanks girlfriend in a Facebook post

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her girlfriend in an emotional Facebook post today in which she reflected on her health struggles over the past year. “I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,” wrote Roberts, 53, who has battled cancer in recent years. People magazine reports that the two have been together for 10 years.

Roberts revealed her breast cancer diagnosis in 2007. After also receiving a diagnosis for a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, Roberts took a hiatus from Good Morning America in 2012 to undergo a bone marrow transplant. She returned to the show on Feb. 20, 2013.

UPDATE: An ABC spokesperson confirmed that Roberts’ girlfriend’s name is Amber Laign, a massage therapist who’s originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.


ABC's Amy Robach diagnosed with cancer after on-air mammogram -- VIDEO

Good Morning America correspondent Amy Robach announced Monday morning that she has breast cancer, after participating in an on-air mammogram for the show’s October Pink Initiative.

“It’s still hard for me to say the words out loud. I have breast cancer,” Robach said on GMA. The journalist said she was hesitant about the screening — “I was a little reluctant at first. I’m 40, I’m the age, and I’ve been putting it off,” she told colleague Robin Roberts — but Roberts, a breast cancer survivor herself, encouraged Robach to do so.

Robach’s colleagues joined her during the announcement, with Roberts holding her hand. Though Robach said she doesn’t know the stage of her cancer, she has decided to have a bilateral mastectomy.

“I’m so grateful that I got the mammogram that day,” she said. “Robin’s words still echo inside of me: ‘If I got the mammogram on-air and saved one life, then it’s all worth it,’ she had said. It never occurred to me that life would be mine.”

Watch her announcement below. READ FULL STORY

Robin Roberts hospitalized again briefly

Robin Roberts is back home after a brief hospitalization, the GMA anchor revealed in a Facebook post.

“Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather. I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days. Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off ‘opportunistic infections,'” she wrote. READ FULL STORY

Robin Roberts released from hospital

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts was released from the hospital on Friday night, after spending a week there for a “tune up,” the anchor announced in a blog post.

Roberts, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in September to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, was in the hospital for a latent virus that wasn’t responding to medication.

“Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this … but mine is only 59 days old,” she wrote. “Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me. The wonderful doctors, nurses and support staff lifted my was comforting seeing them again. They assured me the majority of BMT patients have to be re-admitted to the hospital for various reasons. I decided to look at my brief stay as a “tune up”…and then I would be back on the road to recovery. By the grace of God, I am! The virus is under control and my numbers are going back up.”

An interview with Roberts from the hospital, conducted by her sister, will air on Good Morning America Tuesday.

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'GMA' anchor Sam Champion engaged to boyfriend

Good Morning America‘s weather anchor Sam Champion is engaged to photographer Rubem Robierb, People reports.

“We are thrilled and so excited, and thank everyone for their good wishes,” Champion, 51, said in a statement on “I’ve never been happier to share a bit of personal news!!” he also tweeted.

The couple are set to wed later this year.

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Robin Roberts' mother dies

The mother of Good Morning America“co-host Robin Roberts has died. Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said 88-year-old Lucimarian Roberts died Thursday night.

ABC’s Facebook page said Robins traveled “home to Mississippi just in time to see her.”

The death came on the same day Roberts said goodbye to her co-workers and audience before starting medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. Her departure had originally been set for Friday. But in a last-minute change of plans she told her viewers she was leaving a day early to visit her ailing mother.

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