The couple — who met on a blind date in 2005 — are set to marry in September
On Wednesday broadcasts Good morning Americathe couple – who were about to get married in September – celebrated on the Bachelor party It was thrown by Robin’s classmates and some of their closest friends and family attended. The set of the ABC morning show was transformed into a tropical paradise for the occasion, complete with palm trees and a backdrop of blue skies.
“You see, we decorated our set for Robin and Amber’s bachelorette party. They haven’t seen anything yet,” Lara Spencer before the couple arrives.
As a small group of Robin and Lane’s family waited excitedly—with some in colorful dresses and others in matching blue button-up shirts with patches emblazoned with the letters “RA”—actress Niecy Nash-Betts announced, “Let’s get them out here. Robin and Amber, come check it out.” We know Key West is your happy place, so we threw a party with a beach theme.”
The pair got into a lot of cheers and applause. Robyn, 62, wore a white wedding jacket, white lace pants and heels, while her longtime love donned a white jumpsuit. Both were on ceremonial silver sashes.
The women smiled and greeted their guests, including Food Network star Carla Hall and ABC News stars Deborah Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Gayle King, Jojo Chang, and Roberts’ sister Sally Ann Roberts.
Spencer took a moment to ask Lane how she was feeling at the moment. “Amber, are you going to tell everyone… how does it feel to see the bride tribe together to celebrate you?” I wondered, and Lane replied, “Amazing. That’s unbelievable.”
“That’s cool,” Robin agreed, continuing to spot familiar faces among the group and calling out to them.
that the previous part He showed the group making their way to the party on the “Bachelorette Express,” as Spencer called it — with Nash-Betts, 53, behind the wheel. “This is going to be a wild ride, Robin. We’ve got your sister Sally Ann, some of your wardrobe friends and even En Vogue,” I haven’t done it before said the star.
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The broadcast – which concluded with a performance by an R&B girl group – also featured many poignant moments. Before the party starts, co-host George Stephanopoulos He asked, “Can 14-year-old Robin Roberts imagine she’s going to have a bachelor party on national television?”
“Uh, no,” Robin replied, shaking her head emphatically. “Especially for a woman.”
It wasn’t until after eight years of dating (she met the award-winning journalist Lane on a blind date in 2005) that Robyn publicly admitted her sexuality — and her romance with Lane — for the first time. Celebrating her recovery from a disease Lifesaving bone marrow transplant That year I underwent treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome at the end of the year Facebook shareRobin, her “longtime friend Amber”, thanks her.
With the bachelorette party ending on Wednesday GMA Contributor Tori Johnson brought out Sally Ann, who was holding a gift for her sister: a personalized cutting board from Sophistiplate, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“These are great because you can write your name or a date on them. They also make them really special, really your sister Dorothy helped me with them,” Johnson explained. “Sally-Ann is here to show you this – a very special painting. She’ll let you submit something in writing and Dorothy helped with that.”
Robin then felt visibly emotional when she saw that the cutting board was written with her family’s favorite recipe.
“You know how much kisses Mama sends you now, and now you have her recipe for rosemary chicken,” Sally-Ann explained to her sister. “I know you’ll be in the kitchen, where you always are.” Robin and Sally Ann’s mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, died in 2012.
Johnson tells Robin that Dorothy Roberts—who was absent from the party due to a medical procedure—handwritten the recipe, which was then etched onto the board. “I should have known when I saw the box of Kleenex,” Robin said, wiping away her tears.
Robin and Lane’s bachelorette party comes up Tough year for the couple. In February 2022, Roberts announced in a video posted to X (formerly Twitter) that Lane had been diagnosed with breast cancer. “She had surgery last month and this morning will start chemotherapy. Fortunately, the prognosis is good,” she said at the time.
In July 2022, she shared in a video that Line had completed her treatment. “My therapy is over, my course is on and I’m on my way,” Lynn said in the video before ringing the bell and doing a little celebratory dance. As the new year began in January, the couple revealed their plans to tie the knot in 2023.
“I’m hesitant because I haven’t said it out loud yet.. I’m saying ‘yes’ to marriage,” Roberts told author and speaker Gabby Bernstein while GMABroadcast Jan. 2. “We are getting married this year.”
She continued, “It was something we talked about but put it off, and she gets sick but…she says yes to that, and that’s the next chapter.”
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