A veteran anchor on a top morning show has publicly disclosed that she is gay. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Robin Roberts of ABC’s “Good Morning America” made the revelation, thanking her “long time girlfriend, Amber” in a year-end note that reflected on her health issues and recovery,
Roberts, who posted the note on Facebook, 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.”
The mention was the first time Roberts had disclosed her relationship, the story notes.
ABC News, in a statement released after Roberts posted her note, said, “We love Robin and Amber, who we have all known for a long time. We were so touched by her Facebook message today and so thankful for all the loving support she has in her life."
Roberts was on a medical leave earlier this year for a bone marrow transplant, returning to “GMA” in September. She recently signed a new deal with ABC News.