The couple has been photographed together numerous times, but usually with other people, which caused some pretty loud whispers—and now a proverbial shout from the rooftops for Roberts. Laign and Roberts met through mutual pals a decade ago and are still going strong, even through Roberts' numerous trials, tribulations and health issues over the past few years. "We were so touched by Robin's Facebook message today and so thankful for all the loving support she has in her life." So sweet! Even Michelle Obama cheered the lovebirds taking their longterm relationship public. You continue to make us all proud," the FLOTUS tweeted.
"And yet she was living like a quiet kind of closed life.""Well because she doesn't really like the spotlight," Roberts admitted.
"She's here right now, I can't even get her to come out."Cue Ellen's classic quip: "Well she came out, but anyway...it's too late for that now""No, but you know not everybody wants to be in the spotlight," Roberts explained.
The difference is clearly not an issue for the couple, who has lived together for a decade and jetted off to Hawaii in August for a well-deserved vacation. Laign is a licensed massage therapist with her own practice, and she specializes in patients and clients recovering from injuries. ABC News supported Roberts' move, releasing a statement about Roberts' own statement.
We bet she was a truly soothing presence for Roberts in her times of need, especially with her fights against cancer and time. "We love Robin and Amber, who we have all known for a long time," the release read.
"I think of September 20, the date of my transplant, as my birthday more than my real birthday, on November 23," Roberts, who previously underwent treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder, tells the publication.