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Robin Roberts publicly acknowledges girlfriend

Robin Roberts Comes Out, Thanks 'Long Time Girlfriend'

After an incredibly difficult year that included battling a rare blood disorder called MDS and receiving a successful bone marrow transplant, Robin Roberts is looking back on 2013 with gratitude.

In an end-of-year Facebook post on Sunday, Dec. 29th, the 'GMA' host writes:

"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."

Though the two have been together for 10 years, PEOPLE reports, this is the first time she is publicly revealing the very special woman who has been by her side in sickness and in health: Amber Laign.

Media Bistro reports that Laign is a licensed massage therapist and a San Francisco Bay area native. Laign and Roberts reportedly met through mutual friends.

Robin Roberts Celebrates One Year Since Bone Marrow Transplant

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Mary Marold December 29 2013 at 5:47 PM

i love robin Roberts her grace and courage is so beautiful I wish her well, in anything she does in her beautiful blessed life. God Bless her.....

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begoodfolks December 29 2013 at 5:47 PM

just live your life, and to hell with what anyone have to say negative

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sunnygrrl05 begoodfolks December 29 2013 at 5:58 PM

This is the newest "thing" for "celebrities" to do. This is NOT natural.

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GodsSon sunnygrrl05 December 30 2013 at 1:11 AM

It's not new - not by a long shot.

And it is as natural as you coming out as straight!

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Colleen Marie P. December 29 2013 at 5:58 PM

You are such a gracious and kind LADY in ever sense of the word. I admire you
so much. God Bless you in all you do,I know your bucket list has a lot more to
full fill. Thank you.

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Hey Little December 29 2013 at 5:58 PM

Good luck o you!

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paulie December 29 2013 at 6:01 PM

who CARES !!!!

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reginasexxylove December 29 2013 at 6:05 PM

Oh please who didn't already know that, the signs where there for years but who cares what she or who she is. As along as she is happy in herself that is all that should count. Be the person that you are, live your life and be grateful that you get one more day.

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cindy reginasexxylove December 29 2013 at 6:09 PM


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dayease December 29 2013 at 6:05 PM

About time......Good for her.....Should have done this along time ago, being as she is such a public figure...

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riaria7 December 29 2013 at 6:11 PM

It still surprises me that people have such sad lives that they feel it is nessesary to be mean and disrepectful. It's just so said.
Robin, God bless you. my your life be filled with love, joy and health.
That's all that matters in life.

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fandjdaughter211 December 29 2013 at 6:11 PM

I applaud you Robin!! and it doesn't matter what your sexual preference is.You are a strong courages woman.Love you Robin!

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gr8f33304 December 29 2013 at 6:11 PM

I didn't take that she said anything about being "gay" I am married and have a couple of long time "girl friends" that I would trust with my life. Who cares if she is gay or not, she seems to be a very nice caring person and that is all that matters.

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