“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts came out officially in a Facebook post that for the first time publicly acknowledged her long-standing relationship with a woman, several outlets including Variety reported.
“At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude. I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health,” she wrote. “I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life. I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together. I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold. On this last Sunday of 2013 I encourage you to reflect on what you are grateful for too.”
Roberts is referring to her 2012 battle with myleodysplastic syndrome. ABC acknowledged to Variety Roberts’ 10-year relationship with Amber Laign, a massage therapist. Variety has more here.