Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, at a workshop for high school students from Washington, New York and Boston about careers in film. The first lady led an outpouring of support for Robin Roberts on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, following the ABC News anchorís first public acknowledgement of her 10-year, same-sex relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michelle Obama is leading an outpouring of support for Robin Roberts after the "Good Morning America" news anchor's first public acknowledgement of her 10-year, same-sex relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign.

The first lady wrote Monday on Twitter: "I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud."

In a Facebook post Sunday, Roberts thanked her "longtime girlfriend" for providing encouragement during Roberts' battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood and bone marrow disease.

Many celebs also took to Twitter to send Roberts messages, including Ellen DeGeneres, who tweeted, "Good morning, America! Congratulations."

Comedian Wanda Sykes wrote, "Go on with your bad self!"

Country singer Chely Wright, who came out in 2010, also expressed support through the social media site.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
close

Share: