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Robin Roberts

No Secret She Was Gay

12/30/2013 6:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Robin Roberts
-- who came out yesterday -- has been open about her sexuality for years ... she just didn't feel the need to go public until now.

Sources close to Robin tell TMZ ... everyone in her life -- both personally and professionally -- knew she was gay and in a 10-year relationship with Amber Laign.  The 2 of them met in San Francisco through mutual friends.

Amber is a massage therapist who specializes in helping people with injuries.

As for their relationship ... our sources say Amber was utterly devoted to Robin when she went through both of her illnesses -- breast cancer in 2007 and Myelodysplastic Syndrome in 2012.  Robin was extremely ill and we're told Amber was her rock.

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As for why Robin came out yesterday ... we're told she never felt the need to tell the world, but at the end of such a difficult year she wanted to acknowledge what Amber did for her.

We're told the illnesses strengthened an already strong bond.

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beachgal    

Guess I never noticed because I don't look at people according to who they want as companions. All the hate is pretty sick, though... why waste energy hating people you don't know, makes no sense

111 days ago
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Jay    

Did you ever consider that maybe it was the partner that did not want to be out there? It is all and good to think that she should have come out sooner but it is so much complicated then that. You may be excepting but network and people are fickle and it is a very personal thing. If I show you my house I do not have to show you every room in my house. You never know what the conversations were with her partner.

111 days ago
93.

Jay    

Another black who prefers white meat. And who didn't know she's gay, it's quite obvious, she's manly and dykey. I've never liked her on the news show and have only caught her on it while clicking around, but it's obvious she's a dyke.

111 days ago
94.

INTHEZONE    

i wonder what their favorite position is

111 days ago
95.

miss_msry    

I wasn't aware she was IN the closet.

111 days ago
96.

gary smith    

why is the need to reveal one's sexuality part of acknowledging a friensa help????

111 days ago
97.

shawnman    

Robins

111 days ago
98.

shawnmann    

Robin's GF has BEAUTIFUL FEET

111 days ago
99.

moore    

Robin's GF hs BEAUTIFUL FEET!!!WOW

111 days ago
100.

STFU    

Just DISGUSTING!!!!

111 days ago
101.

Questdelsangraal    

No secret I even care.

111 days ago
102.

DirkDiggler    

I knew she was a diver a long time ago. When a woman looks like a P E coach, she's a lezzie.

111 days ago
103.

marmar    

Omg she is gay WHAT is a big deal dam#

111 days ago
104.

derrick    

Carpet munchiers delight

111 days ago
105.

Troy T    

Ewwwwwww someone goes down on that ewwwwww

111 days ago
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