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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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