Robin Roberts comes out, thanks girlfriend in Facebook post
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts thanked her longtime girlfriend Amber Laign -- her first public mention of her relationship -- as well as the members of her family for supporting her in 2013 in a message on her official Facebook page.
Roberts, 53, posted a photo on Facebook of her and her dog taken a year ago, where she summarized her gratitude for the people in her life that stood by her throughout the year, following her bone marrow transplant in the fall of 2012.
"Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today...when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant...and KJ was finally allowed to come back home," Roberts said in a post on her official Facebook on Dec. 30.
Roberts followed with an inspiration quote, saying, "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."
The "GMA" co-anchor then went on to thank the doctors who have work tirelessly to restore her health, her family members who have stuck by her and her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign. This is the first time Roberts has publicly acknowledged her relationship with Laign, however, she has been open with her family, friends and "GMA" colleagues.
"At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude," Roberts said. "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."
"I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery," she continued. "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."
Check out Robin Robert's full Facebook post below.