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'GMA' Robin Roberts comes out: 'Good Morning America' anchor is gay

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"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts has come out that she is gay. The 53-year-old "GMA" morning news anchor addressed her sexuality in a Facebook message posted Dec. 29. People magazine published a Sunday report highlighting this.

"I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together," she wrote about the anniversary of her bone marrow transplant.

Friends, family and co-workers at ABC's "GMA" have known about Roberts' sexuality for years, but she has not publicly admitted to being gay. Her partner of 10 years is Amber Laign, "a licensed massage therapist with a private practice in New York specializing in patients dealing with injury," according to the report. The pair met when they were introduced to one another by mutual friends.

Within a few hours of Roberts coming out that she is gay, her Facebook post received over 20,000 likes within a few short hours.

A lot of celebrities have come out about their sexuality in the last year or two. Sam Champion, who recently left "Good Morning America" for The Weather Channel, just celebrated his one-year anniversary to husband, Reubem Robierb. Last year Champion announced his marriage to Robierb.

Robin Roberts comes out just before the new year starts. Her health is progressing well and she has nothing but bright days ahead of her.

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