Robin Roberts’ plans for 2023 embody a visit down the aisle.
The “Good Morning America” co-anchor introduced Monday that she and her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign, are planning to marry this yr.
“I’m hesitating because I haven’t said it out loud yet,” Roberts advised creator and motivational speaker Gabby Bernstein throughout a dialogue about setting intentions. “I’m saying, ‘yes to marriage.’ We’re getting married this year.”
Roberts publicly acknowledged her relationship with Laign on social media in 2013. The 2 girls have been relationship since 2005.
Of their chat Monday, Roberts advised Bernstein that she and Laign, a therapeutic massage therapist from San Francisco, had beforehand “talked about [getting married], but we had put it off. She became ill.”
Although Roberts didn’t affirm a date or different specifics of the forthcoming ceremony, she famous, “It is saying yes to that and that next chapter.”
Laign was recognized with breast most cancers in late 2021 and accomplished radiation remedy in July final yr.
Roberts, a breast most cancers survivor herself, spoke at size about Laign’s analysis in a 2022 look on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“I went through it twice, barely shed a tear,” she mentioned on the time. “I’m a puddle every time I think about what Amber is going through. But she is being so courageous and is handling it extremely well.”
In that very same interview, Roberts additionally revealed that she’d almost handed on an interview with former President Barack Obama a decade in the past as a result of she feared being outed as homosexual.
“I got a call to go to the White House,” she defined. “There was a possibility that [Obama] would change his stance on marriage equality. I had not been public yet about being gay, and I was afraid that I might be outed, that people might wonder, ‘Why is she the one interviewing the president when he’s making this change in his stance?’”
After contemplating the worldwide affect of the interview, nevertheless, Roberts finally agreed to take part.
“It was kind of like a scene out of ‘Moonstruck,’” she mentioned. “‘Snap out of it, Robin! What are you thinking? It’s not about you. This man is going to impact countless lives.’ And it was at that moment that I said, ‘I’m going to stop letting fear keep me from the things that I want to do.’”