“Good Morning America” anchor and long-time television journalist Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but has not previously confirmed publicly that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

From CNN:

In an end-of-the-year message posted on her Facebook “like” page Sunday, Roberts wrote: “I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.”

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Sunday’s Facebook post came on the 100th day of Roberts’ recovery from a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder.

Roberts joins a growing list of stars who have publicly acknowledged their sexuality in 2013 including: Raven Simone, Jodie Foster and Wentworth Miller.

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