Robin Roberts’ partner has temporarily halted her breast cancer treatment, the out Good Morning America co-anchor revealed in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight (ET).
In the interview, Roberts said that her partner, Amber Laign, had decided to pause treatments due to “complications from chemotherapy.” However, her prognosis “is still very good,” Roberts said.
“I’m just thankful that her spirits have been lifted,” Roberts added. “Recently it was a little tough there when – because she just wanted to get through it and [to then] have this wrench thrown in our way – but I was able to tell her […] this happens.”
Laign had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2021. Roberts shared the news in a Twitter post in February of this year, on the same day that Laign began her chemotherapy treatment.
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) February 24, 2022
Roberts, herself, had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, and went into remission after undergoing treatment. She underwent additional health complications five years later when she was diagnosed with a rare blood and bone marrow disease that required a bone marrow transplant.
“There are peaks and valleys,” Roberts said, referring to the cycle of cancer treatment, adding, “and we went through a valley but it’s more of a peak right now, and I’ve just very grateful for all the love and support that [Laign’s] receiving.”
Roberts and Laign, a massage therapist, have been together since 2005. Roberts went public about their relationship in 2013.
“She and I have been together almost 17 years and have helped each other through our challenges like my journey with cancer,” Roberts told ET. “It’s my turn now to be there for her like she was for me.”