Good Morning America co-host
Robin Roberts has said of coming out gay: “You gotta live your
The 53-year-old Roberts quietly came
out in December when she thanked her girlfriend Amber Laign in a
Facebook post for standing by her side during a tumultuous year.
“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 – on
GMA,” Roberts told Good
Housekeeping. “It was like a beautiful family picture.”
“I was so moved that people got it
and said, 'You're happy.' Others, though, were asking, 'Why didn't
you say something about her before? Why are you only recognizing her
now?' 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. 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. You don't go through a year like I did to not be happy
and not make your own choices,” she added.