Robin Roberts Comes Out, Publicly Thanks Longtime Girlfriend


/ December 30, 2013

Good Morning America’s beloved co-anchor Robin Roberts caught the world’s attention with a new Facebook post Sunday (Dec. 29), revealing her same-sex relationship.

The ABC host, whose very public 2012 battle with myleodysplastic syndrome helped boost GMA ratings past those of competitor NBC’s Today show, thanked her long-time girlfriend while expressing her gratitude for the past year.

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

According to Variety, Roberts met her girlfriend, Amber Laign, a Bay Area native and massage therapist, through mutual friends, an ABC spokeswoman said.

Read the full report here.