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‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts comes out as lesbian

Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Robin Roberts, the popular host of “Good Morning America” who for years has struggled with breast cancer and bone marrow disease, revealed Sunday that she is in a long term relationship with another woman.

In a Facebook message, Roberts posted a photo of her dog KJ, along with this message, acknowledging her longtime girlfriend:

Flashback 12/29/12….Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today..when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant…and KJ was finally allowed to come back home.

Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you: “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

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.

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.

Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Peace, love, and blessings to all..XO

While Roberts has been open about her health problems since her 2007 breast cancer diagnosis, and her 2012 diagnosis of myelodisplastic syndrome, the Facebook post marks the first time that Roberts has revealed any information about her romantic life.

People magazine reports Roberts’ partner is Amber Laign, a massage therapist, and that the couple has been together more than 10 years.

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In 2012, Roberts sat down for the historic interview with President Barack Obama in which he voiced his support for marriage equality for the very first time.

Following the post, ABC News issued this statement: “We love Robin and Amber, who we have all known for a long time. We were so touched by Robin’s Facebook message today and so thankful for all the loving support she has in her life.”

Earlier this month, Roberts quietly closed a new long-term contract with ABC, said to be worth between $13 million and $14 million a year.

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377 more reader comments:

  1. New this for years.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:50am
  2. Who cares. I love her just the way she is !!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  3. It is positive for her to represent the LGBTQ Community and 'honour' her beloved partner by making this acknowledgement. I wish her well. :)

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  4. LOVE YOU ROBIN ! Your Great!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  5. Sweet…love it

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  6. <3 <3 <3 <3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  7. IT MATTERS!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  8. * Came out as someone who has a longtime girlfriend. No identity specified.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  9. Awesome

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  10. What no way

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  11. so what..welcome to the family!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  12. Good for her, but I can’t say I didn’t see that coming.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  13. I literally never know about any of them before they come out! Worst gaydar ever haha.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  14. Congratulations! May the rest of your life be filled with happiness now that you are not keeping it hidden inside! :D

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  15. Shocker. Not

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  16. Excellent.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  17. KNEW IT

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  18. Ashley Earnest

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  19. She’s sexy

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  20. cool

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  21. <3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  22. Duh

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  23. Like when Anderson Cooper came out. Or Ellen

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  24. u go grl…

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:52am
  25. Good for her <3 :3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  26. does it matter?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  27. Awesome !! I had a feeling about her!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  28. Bout time

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  29. Congrats to her

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  30. WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  31. Shut up! That’s Awesome. Go Robin!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  32. Bravo Cuz! You be you <3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  33. whether people care or not this does matter. there needs to be more out lesbian celebrities, esp. lesbians of color. tired of them seeming invisible in the media. this is a good thing, and very good for her.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  34. Especially black ones

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  35. @ Nakia exactly. we need more than just wanda sykes lol.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:58am
  36. :) Wanda Sykes is brilliant!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  37. 'lesbian'...all she said was that she has a girlfriend, she could be bisexual?

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:01am
  38. @ Daisy- ok lol.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  39. Daisy has a good point but it doesn't really matter that much, the fact is that she had the courage to announce it.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:28am
  40. yeah, bi/lesbian, that's reading too much into things. at the end of the day she's representing the LGBT community by announcing this, and that's the most important thing and it does matter whether people "care" or not.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:29am
  41. Welcome to the family!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  42. Shocker.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  43. Well, duh.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  44. She’s still her no matter what. As long as she’s happy .

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  45. No way!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  46. I called that! Good for her!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  47. Welcome to the family Robin!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  48. You Go Girl! Shout it out loud and proud!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:53am
  49. that’s awsome

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:54am
  50. Some how I knew when A while ago

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:54am
  51. Right on good for her

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:54am
  52. I knew it! Congregation

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:54am
  53. I KNEW IT ! She looks like a fellow lesbian :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:54am
  54. Yeah!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:54am
  55. Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:54am
  56. Who’s surprised by this #notme

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  57. Finally! :)))) Yay!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  58. That’s wonderful.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  59. who gives a shit!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  60. I LOVE her, & I’m glad she is confident enough to come out. LGBT people shouldn’t have to hide who they are because of society’s ignorance.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  61. Thanks Robin-great way to thank your partner for being there through such tough times

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  62. Good for her =)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  63. Knew it lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  64. What a surprise lol… NOT

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  65. Wow

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  66. Surprise surprise

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:55am
  67. Welcome

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  68. Always knew and always loved her. Good for her. Nothing like living FREE!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  69. Good for her! Living her life happy

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  70. Im about to show my ignorance but what does the Q stand for?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  71. Questioning....

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:06am
  72. I see thank you.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:07am
  73. Okay then.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  74. Shocker ….duh

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  75. I get so tired of seeing people say they don’t care. I care! I don’t care if she’s a lesbian, I care that she’s living her life happily after her health scare and I hope this page and it’s sharing of this information helps others come out and embrace who they are.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  76. It is positive for her to represent the LGBTQ Community and 'honour' her beloved partner by making this acknowledgement. I wish her well. :)

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  77. Yes, much happiness and good health to her and her partner always! :D

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:06am
  78. FINALLY !! sista :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  79. No…really? Does Ellen know?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  80. Good for her!!! Blessings to her and her girlfriend Amber!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  81. Another awe inspreing hero for our community to look up too!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  82. yeah cause we didn’t already know that she was…

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:56am
  83. I had no clue. Either way, congrats to her for the strength to fight for her health and the strength to come out so publicly. I wish her the best.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:08am
  84. Even when ya know it, it still helps to hear it from her!!!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:29am
  85. yeah I'm sure it is :)

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:30am
  86. ..or bisexual. All she said is she has a girlfriend

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  87. Am I the first to say, I knew that?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  88. I knew it!!! Lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  89. And!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  90. Congratulations Robin, the way to go.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  91. finally!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  92. Doesnt it feel good!!!! Congrats!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  93. No surprise here. But congrats on going public.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  94. CAN NOT wait till this isn’t news…live, love, and let live

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  95. Did not know this.. good for her!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  96. I am happy for her health and success but don’t understand her not being out all of these years.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  97. not a shock….but glad Robin finally felt comfortable…..

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  98. Safe to come out now? The hard work is done!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  99. Not surprised at all bout time!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  100. no!?! in other news water is wet!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  101. DUH…about damn time she said it though@!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  102. The surprise would have been if she thanked her longtime boyfriend.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:57am
  103. Love her…

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:58am
  104. nawwwwww, really? ya think!!!! lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:58am
  105. Mark Jim

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:58am
  106. Love you Robin…PCHS Class of 77′

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:58am
  107. Good on her! It’s all about the important stuff! Being happy!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:58am
  108. LOVE HER !

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  109. Imagine that.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  110. Lol the gaydar never fails me

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  111. I knew it :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  112. Awesome we all luv her…

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  113. Lets all act surprised….lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  114. It’s about time!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  115. What??? Didn’t expect that. So cool and awesome to know. More and more people are coming out.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  116. we love ya Robin

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  117. Finally

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:59am
  118. I knew it !!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  119. Congratulations! Thank you for being strong and inspiring others :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  120. And again, DUH!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  121. She’s still the great person she was before!!! Love you even more now Robin!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  122. Finally!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  123. Yay! Go Robin!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  124. God bless her she deserves all the happiness in the world!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  125. I love her because of her amazing strength and intelligence…her being a lesbian has absolutely nothing to do with nothing…and i already knew that

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  126. Call me girl …

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  127. Being true to herself ;) !!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  128. I always knew she was. Congrats, Robin!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  129. About time…Love her the way she is..

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  130. Good for her! You go girl for coming out!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  131. Yea robin!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  132. Good for her!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  133. I thought we knew that years ago!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:00am
  134. I figured as much.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:01am
  135. Good for her

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:01am
  136. Now Oprah and Gayle need to put their big girl panties on and do it.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:01am
  137. Yep!!!!!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:11am
  138. lol,cant wait...ha ha

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  139. For each Sister in her time, as she sees-feels-breathes her time. Let us not spread the abuse we have endured.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:36am
  140. I knew it.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:01am
  141. We love you

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  142. Oh woop Dee doo and I came out as a who gives a care A sexual

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  143. you're quite a flaming asexual

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:03am
  144. Nailed it!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  145. Your always a shinning example Robin.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  146. Yay! It’s about time!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  147. She a women I would love to hold down ! Sexy ,smart, fighter!! I wish she was single!!! She sure is wife material!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  148. We all come out in our own time… congratulations Robin for your coming out . Takes a brave person to do it on national television.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  149. She’s a wonderful person!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  150. I knew it I knew it lmao.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  151. Finally…was so hoping she would come out. Now she can relax.love her.way to go robin!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  152. Way to go robin

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  153. I’ve always known this. I thought it was obvious. So glad she finally came out tho. Welcome, Robin! Everybody loves her. She’s amazing.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  154. I thought everyone knew. anyways, glad she’s feeling better & that’s what matters. :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  155. Class act, unlike phil

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:02am
  156. Go Robin!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:03am
  157. Been knew

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:03am
  158. i always knew she was cool…

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:03am
  159. So?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:03am
  160. :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:03am
  161. and so waht?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  162. Who is her girlfriend?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  163. She came out years ago when she had cancer

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  164. Wish I could post the Nicholas Cage meme stating, “You don’t say!”

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  165. Alright what about Matt Lauer?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  166. I love this post because it is so positive with no haters!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  167. What an encouragement.. You are truly one of a kind.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  168. How do we know she meant “Girlfriend” in the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez sense and not the Oprah-Gayle sense?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  169. Lol Anthony Müller!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  170. I think its awesome. Robin is a beautiful person.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:05am
  171. Robin is such an inspiration for all women. I am proud of her and her accomplishments in life. Even more so that she has someone that Loves her and has stood by her. Congrats for coming out and being happy in life. You ROCK.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:05am
  172. By the comments from all the posts I’ve seen, this might have offended two of her fans.

    The other four billion could give a damn!

    Rock on, Robin!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:05am
  173. So proud for her!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:05am
  174. That doesn’t bother Me any.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:05am
  175. Next Whoopi and Latifah

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:06am
  176. Oprah too.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:23am
  177. Thank you Robin!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:06am
  178. I thought she been came out already?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:06am
  179. Bout time.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:07am
  180. Hell Martha Stewart and Tom Cruise

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:07am
  181. Worked for ELLEN, Sam Champion, etc. why not her, she is a class act!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:07am
  182. But it was quite obvious

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:08am
  183. She’s awesome:)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:08am
  184. And ?? Good for her.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:08am
  185. About time

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:08am
  186. Who is this?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:08am
  187. So what! live and let live!
    now moving forward

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:09am
  188. New it already!!!! Wish she came out long ago. Better late then never.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:09am
  189. Way to go Robin. Proud of you and wishing you health and happiness in the new year and all the years that follow.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:09am
  190. congratulations may your life be filled with love happiness and peace your great :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:09am
  191. When is David’s turn

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:09am
  192. I had already figured that one out…Didn’t think anything about it…….Finally she came forward, nothing worse than a gay or lesbian living in denial and hurting people they shouldn’t hurt…Be happy and be honest…..I really have alot of other things to worry about than that like what am I fixing for dinner, that’s what I call a major concern!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:09am
  193. Why do you automatically assume that she was hurting anyone or living in denial simply because she chose to keep her private life PRIVATE up until now? Believe it or not, these people do NOT owe us open sexual orientation no more than we do them. Keeping one's business to themselves does not mean they are living a dishonest life nor does it mean they are unhappy.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:30am
  194. why do you have to announce your sexuality– who cares but you!! quit trying to make being gay special– you are human – I am human – that’s all that matters

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  195. Unfortunately Its Not That Easy have You Not realized that Yet ???

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:26am
  196. Good for her..But really? Surprise? No.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  197. Gay, bi, straight… Is irrelevant. What’s important is that she has someone who she loves and who loves her. I’m glad to know that she has that special person at home to support her. Love on darlin.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  198. Her hair came out of the closet before she did

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  199. Best kept secret! Proud of her :-)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  200. Why is this such a big deal. I came out, a long time ago, as straight and no one took my pic.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  201. Dont be An IDIOT!!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  202. You really want folks to think you didn't have any pic's in school?

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:28am
  203. And Arthur, if I came out a long time ago I might have lost my job, been evicted, lost my family, contemplated suicide, etc. Your heterosexual privilege is showing!!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  204. Beautiful woman and I’ve always liked her from her days in Miss and to this day. All the best to her.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  205. Love you Robin !! So happy for you <3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  206. Of course we all knew… But i hope it can bring her peace… we all pretty much know that feeling of having to hide, and the scariness of coming out…. She’s a classy lady…..

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  207. She is an encouragement for the way she handled her difficult situation. Congrats to her for having love in her life.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:10am
  208. Sorry about your Disabily having no man to make you holler!!!)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:11am
  209. Good for you Girl!!! She is a strong amazing woman! !

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:11am
  210. Man she is radiant.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:11am
  211. I’m happy for her as long as she’s happy. She’s a great lady and this changes nothing to me.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:11am
  212. Cool beans. Doesn’t matter who she or anyone loves but glad she doesn’t have to hide

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:11am
  213. Like nobody knew!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:11am
  214. Frankie Ayala

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:12am
  215. Dear LGBTQ Nation: Please remember that you are expected to represent L, G, B, T and Q identities, and not just L and G. No where in her message did she specify her identity. She simply stated that she had a girlfriend. When you automatically assume that this means she is a L(esbian), you have effectively ignored the B(isexual) and possible Q(ueer) identities that you claim to stand for. I expect more identity-sensitive articles in the future.

    Sincerely,
    A bisexual cis-woman

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:12am
  216. about time

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:12am
  217. what took her so long?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:12am
  218. the way they worded it made it sound like another disease :/ but anyways, I don’t see her any different, maybe like her more :P

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:12am
  219. is anyone really surprised?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:13am
  220. Yeaaa..u go Robin!! Luv YA..congrats woman!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:13am
  221. Duh!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:13am
  222. Knew it not that surprising but happy she was honest

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  223. Beautiful woman! Of coarse we knew it! Happy for her!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  224. Love her!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  225. Am I the only one who ALREADY knew this???????

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  226. Some people are so lame and should keep their comments to them selves. Good for her or anyone who stands up and is proud of who they are regardless of their sexual preference or race. Be proud and loud!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  227. I thought she was already out. Fourteen more months before I can come out.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  228. Good for her! :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  229. AWWW YAAAAY! I love her.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  230. I’m not
    Surprised

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  231. AS IF EVERYONE DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW IT!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:14am
  232. Luv her! She’s a fighter!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:15am
  233. not shocked at all

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:15am
  234. Much happiness to you and your love. Happy New Years Robin.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:15am
  235. Thank you!!! It’s about time!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:15am
  236. Shes gorgeous, intelligent, a survivor. Nothing but the best of luck for her.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:15am
  237. shocker!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:15am
  238. Yes!! God bless you!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:15am
  239. Right on!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  240. Now that load is off your shoulders, you can soar!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  241. What?!? Wow they have been together 10 yrs and now she’s coming out!! I love her!! You go girl lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  242. No shit! Lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  243. Congratulations Robin, my instincts were right.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  244. I think we all knew before she did.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  245. Great for you Robin :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  246. Good for you

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  247. This doesn’t come as a surprise to me and doesn’t change how I feel about Robin Robert’s. She is an awesome woman. Strong, smart, beautiful and classy.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  248. I thought she was always out

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  249. Yehhh

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  250. Old news and no big deal.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  251. Cancer now lesbian she is going for the attention Hat trick

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  252. She’s still awesome and a human. Love is love.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  253. Glad she did! Now she has the joy of living even freer! :-D (had wondered about her for a long time ;-)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  254. She is the most beautiful LGBT person of all!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  255. Hey I’m not gay but proud she stood up

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  256. Congratulations robin x

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  257. It’s about time. Love her

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  258. Yes! Score for our team!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:17am
  259. Woot!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:18am
  260. Robin, you are Beautiful!!’

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:18am
  261. My husband is a confirmed out and proud lesbian. He has been for years. Seriously, it’ll sure be nice when this doesn’t matter, because we’d sure all think it was silly if say, Tom Brokaw came out as straight…. it just shouldn’t matter… it’s not us against them… and this shouldn’t define them, just as being straight doesn’t define me. Love is love, for cripes sake. <3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:18am
  262. I guess it was a slow news day. I think most viewers already know this.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:18am
  263. You go girl!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:18am
  264. amen

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  265. o..I thought that she did YEARS Ago!…gud for her!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  266. Be who you are

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  267. And if you couldn’t have seen that 20 years ago then your just fucking blind!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  268. Really…. I would have not know; please, the entire gay community was wondering when and where

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  269. Wishing you a happier and healthier life. Proud of you.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  270. About time ❤️ some Robin

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  271. Yes, we love you Robin!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  272. Bout’ time!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  273. why do gay people have to make an announcement it doesn’t matter right its obvious to the ones close to her that mean the most to her that she is gay .I announce that this is the problem .

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  274. REALLY

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  275. A brave, wonderful woman! Wishing her all the best!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  276. We love you, Robin!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  277. Comes Out???? Was she ever IN????

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  278. Misty Prestwood

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  279. Misty Prestwood

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  280. Wow, this is great, she can reach a lot of people, and I think shes a great role model :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  281. I’m not gay, but happy for her! Its not my place up judge anyone… only to accept them as they are and love them! Yay Robin!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  282. Thought she came out a long time ago?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  283. Well DUH

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:20am
  284. She’s a class act, most definitely!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:21am
  285. Very cool. Now waiting for Oprah. I say she is Gail’s say no.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:21am
  286. and guess what i still adore her :D

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:21am
  287. Duh.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:21am
  288. Good for her!!!! I wish she would have come out sooner, it might have helped more people with their decisions

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:21am
  289. Welcome out Robin!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:21am
  290. We love you Robin Roberts!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:21am
  291. WOW that was a hard one to figure.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:21am
  292. This is so great. You got people to know you first so “coming out” shouldn’t make any difference to them,right?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:22am
  293. Uhm was this a surprise?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:22am
  294. WOW that was a hard one to figure.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:22am
  295. All Latifah ever said was that the LGBT was her peeps, hell I’m straight and y’all my peeps

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:22am
  296. I’m a lesbian to…oh who cares lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:22am
  297. ^^ I second Emma Simmons!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:23am
  298. No surprise here.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:23am
  299. A classy human being and she’s gay…imagine that. Too bad she won’t get into heaven…probably wouldn’t like it there anyway, what with all the redneck duck killers and born again convicts.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:23am
  300. Congrats beautiful lady, secrets only make a body sick!!! Maybe now your life will be filled with joy and happiness that you deserve!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:23am
  301. She can get it! Happy coming out!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:23am
  302. Totally Awesome Robin !!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:23am
  303. Doesn’t surprise me..I suspected it all along.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:23am
  304. Good for her! Now her body can be free to recover and be healthy.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  305. I’ve always loved you and you are beautiful congratulations on coming out . Stay health and happy love you *~*

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  306. Be who YOU are!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  307. Is this really something people didn’t know? It was super obvious. Glad she beat cancer. Happy New Year!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  308. She’s with a massage therapist?!?!? I’m jealous!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  309. Good for her.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  310. So very happy that our society has gotten to a place where we no longer have to hide, especially in mentor roles or people that many look up too! This helps us to teach our children better that we are all EQUAL…no matter the sex, race, or orientation. Thank you Robin, for being all you are and sharing your life and love of it with us! We love you for YOU!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  311. I like you a lot, and I’m proud of you.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  312. Well, duh….

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:24am
  313. Love you Robin….. Wish you peace and GREAT health for new year!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:25am
  314. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! <3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:25am
  315. No shit lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:25am
  316. As if I didn’t know! Please. ..but good for her! Similar situation for me at work…but really everybody knew!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:25am
  317. Ummmm..Doesn’t she have cancer..or in remission?/:(

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:26am
  318. Poor lady..may God save her from hell.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:26am
  319. me too..

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:26am
  320. me too..

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:27am
  321. Congratulations! May you have lots of love and happiness.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:27am
  322. Duh….I knew that by looking at her lol

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:27am
  323. No Comments!! God Made Eve For Adam Only

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:27am
  324. yay!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:28am
  325. Great way to start the new year. No more hiding. We love you Robin

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:28am
  326. Saw this years ago but yeppy ! ❤❤❤

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:28am
  327. About time!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:28am
  328. Congratulations on how very brave you are!!! All the best to you now and always.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:28am
  329. Congrats , beautiful

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:29am
  330. We love her!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:29am
  331. Congrats Rockin Robin :) Your Beautiful <3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:29am
  332. Not a shocker people….

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:29am
  333. We knew it lady!! Proud of your brave choice.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:30am
  334. More like she finally admitted it. This is not news.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:30am
  335. <3 you always

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:30am
  336. its ok just don’t force it on any one else

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:30am
  337. Wtg robin happy new year

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:30am
  338. Please tell me again why we need to know that she is a lesbian ?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:30am
  339. Awesome news. Congratulations.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:31am
  340. Good for her.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:31am
  341. I always had that vibe from watching her on TV all those years.

    This is cool :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:31am
  342. Congrats to Robin! What’s more important is that she be healthy and happy! Much love to you Robin!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:31am
  343. look at her? Lol Love be with her she is a fantastic person for coming out.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:31am
  344. ummm who didn’t know she was a lesbian? Love you Robin

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:31am
  345. i read the statement that ms roberts sent to facebook i see no place in there that she said that she is (lesbian) it just said that she is grateful for her life long girl friend ( that can mean that amber is just a female friend ) no her lover or partner…….

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:32am
  346. Congrats Robin…gbu always best wishes! And for you haters spreading hatred thru religion…U need to get off this page…Get a life cuz us gays and lesbians have been here since the beginning and we ain’t going nowhere!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:32am
  347. I KNEW IT ALONG TIME AGO JUST A GOOD FEELING THAT SHE WAS OR IS FAMILY WE LOVE YOU CONGRATULTIONS !

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:32am
  348. We LOVE Robin and wish her continued good health!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:32am
  349. Wow I never would of known

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:33am
  350. I love her – she always seemed so real and normal. Congratulations on your one year post transplant!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:33am
  351. Good for her and congrats!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  352. What difference does it make??? She’s still Robin Roberts not Robin the lesbian!!! It’s no ones business but hers!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  353. I swear I thought she was already out. Either way, good for her. She is so strong for facing and living through such an illness, as well as for being honest about her sexuality, but all that aside she was already someone to be admired for the woman she is. Her warmth and integrity in her work is something I’ve always admired.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  354. Somehow I always knew but I can still have my crush.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  355. Annnnd no lesbian on earth is surprised by this.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  356. You go girl! OLut and proud

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  357. You go girl! Out and proud! :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  358. congrats

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  359. Happy coming out robin.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  360. Hooray for finally saying this !!!! But you’ve always rocked in my book Robin !!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:34am
  361. Already knew. She has that cool lez vibe

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  362. People give this too much attention. If someone’s gay, so what. You love who you love. Life goes on.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  363. U GO GIRL !!! Live it up bump the haters , guys are loosing there mojos that’s all lol :)

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  364. Wow I always thought so!!!!! Welcome to the family !!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  365. I don’t get why this is news. She’s gay anndddd what? I am glad people feel comfortable coming out but news?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  366. You are our hero

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  367. Hm. Explains the shoes.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  368. Bowing with respect. For the courage you’ve shown in *every* aspect of your life over the past several years.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:36am
  369. No shit sherlock ??

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:36am
  370. Was anyone surprised?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:36am
  371. Never would have thought that

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:37am
  372. Thanks for your courage Robin!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:37am
  373. Duh!…..(:

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:37am
  374. We knew this right?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:37am
  375. I knew I loved her for a reason!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:37am
  376. I thought she was out already.. I just assumed she was. Good for her!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:37am
  377. Um duh. Good for her though.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1:38am