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Robin Roberts on Her Girlfriend: 'Love is Love and I'm Grateful'

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Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 12:47 PM

By Clyde Hughes

Robin Roberts is opening up about her relationship with girlfriend Amber Laign, saying keeping her personal life private for so long was the right choice for her.

In late December, Roberts revealed on Facebook that she has been in a long-term same-sex relationship with Laign, a San Francisco-based massage therapist. The "Good Morning America" cohost explained how Laign was a source of support to her when she was battling various health problems last year.

"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," Roberts said in a recent interview with Good Housekeeping magazine. "You don't go through a year like I did to not be happy and not make your own choices."

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Roberts answered critics who questioned why she decided to keep her same-sex relationship out of the spotlight until December, telling Good Housekeeping it was just something that was comfortable for her.

"Others, though, were asking, 'Why didn't you say something about her before? Why are you only recognizing her now?'" Roberts said. "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."

Roberts said, though, that she's appreciative of the support she's received from others around the country.

"Shortly after I posted about my relationship with Amber on Facebook last year, I showed a picture of us with my niece — who'd gotten married in Baton Rouge, La.," Roberts said to Good Housekeeping. "It was like a beautiful family picture. I was so moved that people got it and said, 'You're happy.'"

One of those supportive gestures came from first lady Michelle Obama, who posted her feelings on Twitter.

Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012.

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