Robin Roberts Comes Out in Facebook Post


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It's been almost one year since "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts received a bone-marrow transplant from her older sister Sally-Ann to treat a blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome. Reportedly, she obtained the disease after being treated for breast cancer.

So to celebrate the milestone and to acknowledge the fact that she's now in remission, Roberts wrote a thank-you-letter to her doctors, as well as her sister. But she also took the time to thank her girlfriend of 10 years Amber, which marks the first time the veteran newscaster has spoken about her sexuality.

"I am grateful to god, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health," wrote Roberts in a Facebook post. "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.

Roberts took the time to thank her many fans and supporters as well. "I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold."

According to the Daily News, Amber's full name is Amber Laign, who works in New York City as a massage therapist, and the two have shared a home for more than a decade.

Additionally, Roberts took the time to give some words of encouragement for anyone facing a challenge, and with thousands of "likes" and "shares," it seems her words were well-received by many.

"Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you," she wrote. "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. Hard to believe this was one year ago today when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant."

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