Robin Roberts Shows Girlfriend to ‘GMA’ Viewers for First Time Since Coming Out (Video)

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The anchor attended her niece’s wedding in Louisiana with her long-time girlfriend, Amber

Robin Roberts kicked off Monday’s “Good Morning America” by filling viewers in on her winter vacation, and reminding them that she has a girlfriend named Amber, in the process.

The anchor — who publicly acknowledged her lesbian partner for the first time at the end of December via a Facebook post — told her co-anchors that the highlight of her vacation was her niece’s wedding, which she attended with Amber.

“The family was all together in Baton Rouge over the weekend, and we have a family photo,” Roberts said before proceeding to identify those pictured (above). “Next to me is my girlfriend, Amber.”

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Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos noted her coming out was “no surprise” to the “GMA” team, but said he hoped “it was a good experience” for her.

“I’m going to tell you all this, because you have had a front row seat for that tumultuous year,” Roberts said. “I have never been happier or healthier than I am right now.”

Her comments were met with applause from the studio.

“My year-end post was just full of gratitude and just telling everyone all that I’m grateful for, including my girlfriend, Amber, who really loved me through a very difficult year,” Roberts continued. “I’m very happy for the support.”

Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disease, in June of 2012, and took a medical leave from “GMA” to receive treatment, which included a life-saving bone marrow transplant in September.

The ABC morning news program welcomed Roberts back last February.

Watch the segment below:

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