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Robin Roberts thanked her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign, for standing by her side throughout all of her health struggles this past year. It marks the first time the Good Morning America anchor has publicly acknowledged she’s gay.
In a reflective post to her Facebook page about the past year, Roberts openly talked about her girlfriend.
“I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life,” she wrote. “I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.”
According to People, Roberts has been in a relationship with Laign, a massage therapist catering towards those with injuries who owns her own practice, for a decade.
Roberts started out the post with an inspirational quote that gets her through the hard times. “Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you. 'If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.' At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude,” she wrote.