Updated Monday 3:57 p.m.: Michelle Obama tweeted support and congrats to Good Morning America host Robin Roberts and her newly acknowledged girlfriend, Amber, as Roberts reflected on her remarkable recovery from a bone marrow transplant.
“I am so happy for you and Amber!” the first lady tweeted Monday, while the first family spends the holidays in Hawaii.
“You continue to make us all proud,” Obama added, signing the tweet “mo” to show that she authored the message and not her staff.
Robin Roberts spent the last Sunday of the year reflecting on how far she has come and revealing to the rest of us something her friends and family have known for some time: Roberts is gay.
“I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together. I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery.we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,” the co-host of Good Morning America, who has publicly faced several health scares, wrote on her Facebook page.
Roberts posted a photo of her and her dog KJ sharing a loving moment when she reached a milestone in her recovery after receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome, CNN reports.
“Flashback 12/29/12 … Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today … when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant … and KJ was finally allowed to come back home,” she wrote on Facebook.