Robin Roberts Thanks Longtime Girlfriend, Family For Support Through Health Issues

Life & Love | Camille Travis | 12/30/2013 | 09:15 AM EST

Roberts: “At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude.”

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts found herself in a moment of reflection Sunday afternoon as she brought fans and supporters back to Dec. 29, 2012 when she reached the critical 100-mark following a bone marrow transplant.  

In a post on her official Facebook page, the television host shared a photo of her and her dog KJ from just one year ago, stating:

“[...] At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude. I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health. I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life. 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. I return every one of them to you 100 fold.”

This is the first time Roberts publically acknowledged her relationship with Amber Laign, a San Francisco Bay native and licensed massage therapist. The couple has reportedly been together for 10 years after meeting through mutual friends.

Roberts returned to her full five-day schedule in August one year after being diagnosed with MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disease (formerly known as preleukemia).

In September, GMA was named the No. 1 morning program—the first time in 19 years—and Roberts most recently inked a $10-$14 million long-term deal with ABC News.

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