Robin Roberts, the smiling and cheerful co-host of Good Morning America revealed that she is in a long term relationship with another woman on Sunday afternoon. In a heartfelt post on her Facebook page, Roberts offer thanks to all of those who offered her support during her battle with cancer. She included her girlfriend, Amber Laign.
According to published reports Laign is a licensed massage therapist and the two have been living together in New York for 10 years.
Roberts is following a growing trend of high profile people coming out of the closest in a more casual way as opposed to having a high profile "Yep! I'm gay." Ellen DeGeneres moment.
Matt Dallas, the star of Kyle XY, kicked off the year when he announced his engagement to musician Blue Hamilton via twitter in January 2013. Sam Champion, Robin Roberts' long time co-star on GMA also came out in a low-key way by talking to a reporter about his upcoming marriage to his long time love, Rubem Robierb.
Celebrities from Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory fame to Guillermo Díaz from ABC's mega hit Scandal and White Collar hunk Matt Bomer have leaned toward treating their sexual orientation the same way that heterosexuals tend to - openly discussing milestones in their relationships as facts and not as salacious or even newsworthy tidbits.