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Posts Tagged ‘Amber Laign’

Robin Roberts on Not Revealing Girlfriend Sooner: ‘Some People Like Their Anonymity’

robin-roberts-amber-laign-Robin Roberts tells Good Housekeeping she’s grateful to have the love of girlfriend Amber Laign, but wasn’t in a rush to come out publicly.

“I was so moved that people got it and said, ‘You’re happy,’” Roberts said about the response to her year-end Facebook post that revealed her longtime partner Amber. She also answered those who wondered why she took her time coming out.

Others, though, were asking, “Why didn’t you say something about her before? Why are you only recognizing her now?” News flash: Some people like their anonymity. This is what’s right for me. Love is love, and I’m grateful to have that. Sometimes there’s a stigma attached to how people view you if you’re living a certain way. But I don’t care — you gotta live your life. You gotta find what happiness is and what it means for you, and you can’t get caught up in what someone is saying about you on Twitter. You don’t go through a year like I did to not be happy and not make your own choices.

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In Year-End Message of Gratitude, Robin Roberts Thanks Longtime Girlfriend

robin roberts amber laignRobin Roberts surprised her Facebook followers this afternoon in an end-of-year post. She came out publicly for the first time, mentioning her longtime girlfriend Amber LaignRoberts has been out to her family, friends and co-workers for years, but this is the first time she’s publicly acknowledged her sexuality.

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 and Laign have been together for 10 years. Laign, a massage therapist who works with patients recovering from injuries, is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.

A year ago today, Roberts reached the 100 day mark following her bone marrow transplant. Her posting today is a message of thanks for all who helped her along the way.

Roberts joins a short list of TV news anchors who have come out publicly. In July, 2012 CNN’s Anderson Cooper  came out during a Q&A with Andrew Sullivan. In Oct., 2012, former “GMA” weatherman Sam Champion was at the wedding of MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to Patrick Abner when he let it slip that he was going to marry his boyfriend, Rubem Robierb.