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Robin Roberts comes out as gay after thanking longtime girlfriend for support

Robin Roberts comes out as gay after thanking longtime girlfriend for support

Robin Roberts comes out as gay after thanking longtime girlfriend for support

ABC News anchor Robin Roberts has come out as gay after thanking her longtime girlfriend for support during her health battles.

In an end-of-year post on her Facebook page reflecting on a year ago when she reached the 100-day mark after her bone marrow transplant, she mentioned her girlfriend of a decade, Amber Laign.

Roberts wrote, “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.”

Family, friends, and co-workers have known about her sexuality for a while but this is the first public mention.

So proud of Robin! She follows in suit of Anderson Cooper and former GMA co-host Sam Champion who have publicly acknowledged their partners and in turn their sexualities recently.

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Klope62
Klope62 moderator

Shock for me!

Caren Lehto
Caren Lehto

Good for her. Did a bit of digging. Her GF's a message therapist named Amber Laign. They've been together for 10 years.