Lisa Niemi; Robin Roberts
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01/03/2014 at 08:00 AM EST
Several heartwarming – and surprising – stories of love kept the chill of winter at bay for PEOPLE.com readers this week.
News that Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, has found love again made readers extremely happy – as did Robin Roberts's newly public revelation that she's been in a decade-long relationship with girlfriend Amber Laign.
Below are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow. To let us know what you think of what's going on in the news, click on the appropriate icon appearing at the bottom of every story.
Lisa Niemi, who lost her husband of three decades, Patrick Swayze,
to pancreatic cancer in 2009, confirmed to PEOPLE that she is engaged
to jeweler Albert DePrisco, who proposed on Christmas Eve.
In a year-end Facebook post, Good Morning America
's Robin Roberts publicly confirmed
what her friends and family have known for a decade: that she's been in a long-term relationship with Amber Laign.
's unusual Christmas present
for Kim Kardashian
– a Hermes Birkin handbag hand-painted with nude bodies by George Condo – was met with mostly Grinch-like reactions from readers.
In the saddest news of the week, James Avery, best known for playing Will Smith
's Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
, died at 68.
Photos of Miley Cyrus
and Kellan Lutz
hanging out together in Las Vegas fueled dating rumors,
and more than a few chuckles from readers.
Check back again next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here