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Michelle Obama Congratulates Robin Roberts: ‘I Am So Happy for You and Amber’


First Lady Michelle Obama issued a personal congratulatory message to Robin Roberts on Twitter Monday after the Good Morning America anchor officially came out in a year-end Facebook post that acknowledged her “long time girlfriend Amber”:

Obama’s tweet included the signature “-mo,” which indicates that it came directly from her and not from a staff member. The first lady has a long history with Roberts, tweeting her “prayers” for the host before she underwent a bone-marrow transplant last year and appearing with President Barack Obama in a “welcome back” message on ABC in February. Additionally, it was Roberts who conducted the interview during which the president first announced his support for same-sex marriage.

Following Michelle Obama’s tweet, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett tweeted her own message of support:

[photo via ABC]

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