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

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

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.”

Also read: Why Robin Roberts Coming Out as Gay Isn't News — But Is Still Significant (Analysis)

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:

  • cindy_in_tx

    I'd heard rumors that it was well known among staff and everyone who knew Robin that she had a girlfriend, but I'm glad she finally came out to everyone else. We've all come to know and love Robin, so best wishes for her happiness. She's a beautiful person, inside and out.

  • gailillly

    I hadn't heard this but always did suspect that Robin was gay. Good for her for being able to come out and Congratulations to her and her partner. Also so happy to hear she is doing well health wise. She is such a great person. I wish her nothing but the best and much much HAPPINESS.

  • bruce

    I just. Came out of the closet .boy was it cramped in there

  • mxnh

    who really cares! great she's a lesbian, does that make her special? between her and vargas that's a full news day for abc isn't it. I thought one of the rules of journalism was the reporter shouldn't become a story. theres plenty of lesbians and alcholics in this country just because these people are reporters doesn't mean we want to hear about it. just report the news!

  • a sick and tired mom

    seriously,,, who frikin cares.. i dont want to know about you, your family, your mammogram, your colonoscopy.. just give me some gd real serious news…. this is one frikin soap opera.. now i have to have girlfriend of girls shoved down my and my childs throat for breakfast.. really. cant i just have a life of i dont care who or when or what your doing today…. sexually i mean…

  • a sick and tired mom

    oh yeah by the way i think im gonna come out and tell everyone else im a total ass for hating everyone's business in my face… thank you for your support.. you dont know how much it means to me.. Ms. Obama…thanks for the love… oh yeah and children are still starving and being beat to death up here in this lovely state of Massa-who-gives-a-crap-shusetts…. wake up everyone..

    • WTF Nation

      What state are you in? Children are being raped, abused, starved, snatched and killed in just about every state in this country. Are you kidding me – gay people will make up a great part of eligible voters in the next election cycle. This massa-who-gives-a-crap-shusetts -is a bunch of racist bullshit – let it start with you Mama!

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  • Jasna

    I wish these infotainers would just keep their private life PRIVATE. I don't want to know who they are sleeping with! Just TMI.