Robin Roberts Opens Up About Keeping Relationship Private

Last December, GMA‘s Robin Roberts publicly mentioned her girlfriend for the first time, and she addresses that very issue in a new interview with Good Housekeeping. She opens up about her life and her life-saving bone marrow transplant before addressing the Facebook post where she thanked her girlfriend Amber for all her support. Roberts says she got all sorts of questions about why she didn’t come out sooner regarding her relationship.

Roberts explains, “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?'” She gives a perfectly succinct answer for why she didn’t say anything publicly before.

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.

Roberts writes about her recovery in her new book Everybody’s Got Something.

[h/t HuffPost]
[photo via Lucas Jackson/Reuters]

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