The Good Morning America anchor mentioned her longtime girlfriend Amber Laign. Roberts’ family, friends and co-workers have known for years that she’s a lesbian, but this is the first time that she has publicly acknowledged her sexuality.
The message reads:
“At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude. I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health,” she wrote. “I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life. 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.”
Robin is always that class act, and you have to love the casual coming out in her message.
Roberts, who returned to ABC in 2012 after a battle with cancer and a bone marrow transplant.