Robin Roberts Comes Out

Thanks girlfriend in Facebook post
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 30, 2013 5:44 AM CST
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)

(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. (Read more Robin Roberts stories.)

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