Robin Roberts and girlfriend Amber Laign are officially out as a couple!
Though the "Good Morning, America" host and the pretty blond massage therapist (see Amber Laign photos linked below) have reportedly been together for a decade, Robin Roberts hadn't confirmed her sexuality or relationship status until this weekend. When she did so, it was in a Facebook post:
"I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together," Roberts posted on Sunday. "I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold."
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Roberts has battled breast cancer in the past and faced a Myelodysplastic Syndrome diagnosis in 2012. Her sister Sally-Ann donated bone marrow and girlfriend Amber is credited with providing invaluable support throughout the situation. (Check out Robin Roberts and Amber Laign photos here.)
According to TMZ, Robin and Amber's relationship was no secret to friends and family; the television personality and her girlfriend just kept things low-profile in public.
The "GMA" host apparently decided she wanted to express her gratitude to her family and girlfriend freely, without censoring herself, and in doing so, she has effectively ended idle gossip about her sexual preference. (Not that it's even anybody's business, of course!) Likely far more important to Roberts, in coming out publicly for the first time she has finally been able to introduce her girlfriend to the world after ten years of companionship.
Here's wishing Robin Roberts and her girlfriend a very happy and healthy New Year in 2014!