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File-This Feb. 24 2013 file phoshows broadcaster RobRoberts arriving 85th Academy Awards Dolby Theatre Los Angeles. Roberts thanked her longtime

File-This Feb. 24, 2013 file photo shows broadcaster Robin Roberts arriving at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Roberts thanked her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign, in a year-end post published on the ABC News anchor’s Facebook page on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. The message comes after Roberts’ battle with a life-threatening illness. This is the first time the “Good Morning America” anchor has publicly acknowledged her 10-year, same-sex relationship with Laign, a massage therapist from the San Francisco Bay Area, who focuses on patients recovering from injuries. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

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Updated: December 29, 2013 8:30PM



LOS ANGELES — Robin Roberts thanked her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign, in a year-end post published on the ABC News anchor’s Facebook page on Sunday, Heather Riley of ABC confirmed. The message comes after Roberts’ battle with a life-threatening illness.

This is the first time the “Good Morning America” anchor has publicly acknowledged her 10-year, same-sex relationship with Laign, a massage therapist from the San Francisco Bay area.

Roberts underwent a bone-marrow transplant in September 2012 to treat the blood and bone-marrow disease.

In May, Grand Central Publishing announced Roberts will write a memoir telling the story of her battle with the life-threatening illness. AP



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