Robin Roberts Comes Out

Thanks girlfriend in Facebook post

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 30, 2013 5:44 AM CST

(Newser) – Robin Roberts came out to colleagues and friends long ago, but in a Facebook post yesterday, she opened up to the public for the first time. In a post marking a year since the "critical milestone of 100 days post-transplant," she thanked all those who have helped her along the way, including her "longtime girlfriend, Amber." The pair have been an item for a decade, Mediabistro reports. Amber Laign is a massage therapist from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Television host Robin Roberts accepts the Arthur Ashe courage award at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Television host Robin Roberts accepts the Arthur Ashe courage award at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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