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Mississippi native and ‘Good Morning America’ star Robin Roberts gets married

Robin Roberts (right) and Amber Laing (left) tied the knot at their Connecticut home over the weekend. Photo from X.

In a secluded ceremony at their home in Connecticut over the weekend, Good Morning America anchor and Mississippi native Robin Roberts and Amber Laign got married.

Roberts, who grew up in Pass Christian, and Laign welcomed a small attendance of family and friends after being a couple for nearly two decades.

Roberts’ brother, Lawrence, walked her down the aisle while her sisters, Sally-Ann and Dorothy, contributed to the union with a biblical reading and song.

Sally-Ann was a longtime anchor for WWL-TV in New Orleans before recently retiring. Dorothy is the former director of South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach and currently owns a restaurant, Roberts Place Café, and a retail store, Robin’s Nest, in Pass Christian.

Plenty of ABC journalists and celebrities attended the reception that followed the ceremony. The list included Michael Strahan, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Billie Jean King, Gayle King, and more.

The Roberts family has had a tremendous impact on the city of Pass Christian, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They have hosted multiple fundraising opportunities and community events all while providing opportunities to various city organizations.

Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM in Hattiesburg before moving back home to work for WLOX. Her career then took her to WSMV in Nashville and WAGA in Atlanta before she skyrocketed into one of TV’s most recognizable personalities when she joined ESPN in 1990. In 1995, she began working for GMA while still contributing to ESPN.

Roberts has time and time again been recognized for not only her stellar reporting but her fighter attitude when life has presented its challenges. In 2007, she was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer, which she overcame. In 2012, she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of bone marrow.

Battling cancer is one of many things Roberts and her new wife have in common. Laign was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021 and has undergone several radiation treatments. According to family members, neither Laign nor Roberts currently show any signs of the disease returning.

The couple met in July 2005 and have remained close ever since. Laign is a massage therapist with a company based in San Francisco.

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