Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts appeared to publicly disclose her sexual orientation in a Sunday end of the year note addressing her health and reflecting on her recovery from a bone marrow transplant.
“I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,” she wrote in a Facebook note. “I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold. On this last Sunday of 2013 I encourage you to reflect on what you are grateful for too.”
The note was the first public mention the ABC News anchor has made of the relationship, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, author of a book chronicling GMA and NBC’s Today anchors, Top of the Morning.
Roberts, who took a medical leave from ABC News to undergo a bone marrow transplant in August 2012, returned to GMA full-time this September.