Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama, Thomas
Roberts and Wanda Sykes were among those congratulating Robin Roberts
on her coming out.
On Sunday, the 53-year-old Roberts, a
co-host of ABC's Good Morning America, publicly acknowledged
for the first time that she is in a relationship with girlfriend
“I am grateful for my entire family,
my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to
celebrate a glorious new year together,” Roberts wrote in a
“@RobinRoberts I am so happy for you
& Amber!” Mrs. Obama tweeted. “You continue to make us all
White House spokesman Shin Inouye
forwarded the tweet, adding, “Agree!”
“Good morning, America!
Congratulations, @RobinRoberts,” Ellen DeGeneres messaged.
“Go on with your bad self!”
comedian Wanda Sykes tweeted.
MSNBC host Thomas Roberts added: “Hey
@RobinRoberts here is to a fantastic 2014! Onward & Upward!
Congrats to you and Amber!”
“Big love and respect to you,
@RobinRoberts!” singer-songwriter Chely Wright messaged to her more
than 46,000 followers.