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'Good Morning America' Anchor Robin Roberts Comes Out

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, who inspired millions through her brave battle with cancer, has publicly come out for the first time. 

In a letter posted on her Facebook page, Roberts reflects on the past year and her recovery and acknowledges her girlfriend, massage therapist Amber Laign.

Robin writes:

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 an ABC spokesperson (via Variety):

An ABC News spokeswoman said Roberts has been in a ten-year relationship with a woman named Amber Laign, a massage therapist in private practice originally from the Bay Area, and noted that the two had met through mutual friends. Laign specializes in helping people recovering from injuries, the spokeswoman said.

Congratulations on publicly opening up, Robin!! We're wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

 

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Well I didn't see the confirmation from GMAIL. Just because I disagree does not mean im stupid or an idiot. Believe me I am far from that. Im really tired of hearing about peoples sexual preferences cause it really doesn't matter. Comments eluded to sexuality. Control yourself. That was so ridiculous for you to comment like that. No hate on my end cuz you just dont know better.

Lisalee, if you sincerely believe peoples sexual orientation doesn't really matter, sadly you are stupid or an idiot cloaked in the security of her heterosexuality.

The ridiculous statement came from you, not me. You're the one who brought up sex, not Robin, nor the article. As others said, every time someone mentions a spouse, sex is implied, but do you berate them for mentioning it? I highly doubt it. Sexuality does not directly equal sex. And for God's sake, banish the phrase "sexual preference" from your vocabulary! Unless you can describe the moment you chose to be straight (your "preference"), don't imply a gay person chose to be gay. No intelligent person believes it's a choice. That's a FACT!

I don't know why people couldn't tell,she is gay....I am gay and married to my wife for six years now and I always knew Robin is gay beacause we know our people. Anyways its about time she came out, I'm sure she feels liberated and FREE...

As a gay person, I have the worst gaydar in the world. If it was still under warrantee I'd send it back.

Love you Robin...  Now you can live your life in peace.  Health, Happiness & love in 2014....

OMG! Robin I have loved you since I was a young kid. This is great news and it only makes me support and appreciate you more. Good luck to you and Amber...my blessings

Robin, I have always admired you as a human being, and now Im sure I understand why I have always been drawn to you my sister. May you find love every way you turn. Thank you, for your courage and determination and the fact your gay Is so cool.....God bless you and yours. XO

Congratulations Robin, I am so very proud of you. May you and Amber live a long and happy life together.

Love you RR <3

This changes nothing for me, still love Robin and the whole GMA crew! Congrats for opening up to all! Love ya!

This announcement does NOT change my love for Robin. I WILL always watch and admire you and I am halt that you are happy.

Thank-you Robin!

Wow!

Wow!

Hooray I love her. 

It isn't possible, but I love her even more!  I wish her a lifetime of love, happiness and good health.

It makes life just a bit easier for struggling young gay folks when celebrities of whatever ilk come out publicly! Amen and thank you for having the strength to acknowledge your sexuality to the world! I've been out since 1975 and have never seen such a showing of out and proud gay women and men everywhere. The old cliche, "we're here, we're queer, get used to it!" is almost not needed any longer - almost! Congrats Robin for making it this far cancer-free and coming out publicly too! Good on ya!

It makes life just a bit easier for struggling young gay folks when celebrities of whatever ilk come out publicly! Amen and thank you for having the strength to acknowledge your sexuality to the world! I've been out since 1975 and have never seen such a showing of out and proud gay women and men everywhere. The old cliche, "we're here, we're queer, get used to it!" is almost not needed any longer - almost! Congrats Robin for making it this far cancer-free and coming out publicly too! Good on ya!

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