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GMA Anchor Robin Roberts Comes Out + Thanks Girlfriend Of 10 Years


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In a touching Facebook post Sunday night, veteran Good Morning America anchor and breast cancer/myelodysplastic syndrome survivor Robin Roberts “came out” while thanking her family, doctors, and longtime girlfriend of 10 years, Amber.

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“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. 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.

The southern native who grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi also acknowledged, “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.”

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According to the Huff Post, Amber Laign is a licensed massage therapist from the San Francisco Bay Area, according to People magazine. She and Roberts met through mutual friends and have been together for 10 years.

In an ABC News response, the staff stated: “We love Robin and Amber, who we have all known for a long time. We were so touched by Robin’s Facebook message today and so thankful for all the loving support she has in her life.”

Other notable celebrities to have come out in the last couple of years include: Wentworth Miller (Prison Break), Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs), Anderson Cooper (CNN), Raven Symone (The Cosby Show), Frank Ocean (R&B artist), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Sara Gilbert (Roseanne), and Don Lemon (CNN).

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