It was at the end of 2013 when Robin Roberts came out via of a post on her Facebook page when she thanked her "long time girlfriend" as she reflected on last year. Then she was on vacation, and did not return to "Good Morning America" until Jan. 6. During her absence, none of her co-hosts mentioned Roberts' relationship.
Roberts, 53, was the first to summarize her vacation. She detailed where she had been and showed a picture taken at her niece's wedding. The photo included her longtime girlfriend Amber Laign, 39, standing by Roberts' side.
Roberts has been in a relationship with Laign for ten years. Her co-hosts already knew about the relationship.
Roberts assured them and the viewing audience:
"I have never been happier or healthier than I am right now and my year-end post was just full of gratitude and just telling everyone all that I'm grateful for, including my girlfriend Amber who really loved me through a difficult year."
According to People magazine, Laign is a licensed massage therapist from the San Francisco Bay area.