Ellen DeGeneres gave the “Good Morning America” host a happy shout out on Twitter, too
Robin Roberts came out as a gay woman through a year-end Facebook post on Sunday, and she has some pretty powerful supporters, including Michelle Obama.
The First Lady took to Twitter on Monday to give Roberts and her long time girlfriend, Amber, an approving shout out for their decision to go public.
.@RobinRoberts, I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud. -mo
— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) December 30, 2013
This isn't the first time the FLOTUS has had nice words for Roberts. She, along with husband Barack Obama, welcomed Roberts back on the air in February after the “Good Morning America” host spent several months in treatment for rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome.
Roberts was also the first journalist to interview President Obama when his administration expressed support for same-sex marriages in 2012.
Ellen DeGeneres, who famously came out of the closet in 1997 during an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” also tweeted support at the “Good Morning America” anchor.
Good morning, America! Congratulations, @RobinRoberts.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 30, 2013