Robin Roberts is used to life in the public eye.
Since taking the primary seat at the anchor’s desk for Good Morning America, viewers have watched Robin undergo diagnoses and treatments for not only breast cancer, but also myelodysplastic syndome—a rare disease of the bone marrow.
On Sunday, Dec. 29, the GMA anchor revealed another shocking part of her personal life with her fans: Her sexuality. In a note on Facebook, Robin expressed her gratitude for her “long time girlfriend Amber.”
By posting the heartwarming message, the 53-year-old joined a growing list of celebrities who came out via the Internet and social media; check out 10 more below!
I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you— Raven-Symonè (@MissRavenSymone) August 2, 2013
Former Disney Channel star Raven cryptically revealed her sexuality when she tweeted that she “can finally get married!” shortly after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
British diving hunk Tom Daley posted a Youtube video explaining that, while he still “fancies girls,” he’s currently dating a man, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
These days, he’s making headlines for collaborating with Kanye West and Beyoncé, but in 2012, R&B crooner Frank Ocean made news when he revealed via his Tumblr that he previously was in a relationship with a man.
Silver fox and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper revealed his sexuality after years of dodging personal questions when he allowed his friend, Andrew Sullivan, to post a public email. In it, Anderson answered the question point-blank, “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.
When Kyle XY star Matt Dallas decided to come out via Twitter, he decided to do so by pairing it with more big, exciting news—his engagement to long-time boyfriend, musician Blue Hamilton!
He concluded the long statement with, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”
Evan Rachel Wood
I myself am bisexual and have always "joked" about miley giving me gay vibes. Not a bad thing! Just an observation.— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) August 24, 2012
True Blood star Evan Rachel Wood addressed her bisexuality head-on using Twitter, after reports surfaced that she was attacking Miley Cyrus by suggesting she may be gay or bisexual. Evan not only reiterated that she herself is bisexual, but also clarified that she did not mean to insult Miley.
When New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight was supposedly “outed” by popstar Tiffany, he took the opportunity to come out publicly on the NKOTB blog, writing, “I have never been outed by anyone but myself… I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay! Apparently the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption, ‘I am gay.’”
Lucas Cruikshank, YouTube-star-turned-Nickelodeon-actor came out on a YouTube video (which is fitting, of course!). The video was posted as part of a question-and-answer session, in which a fan asked Lucas about his sexuality.
Comedian Todd Glass seized the opportunity to come out when he appeared on the podcast, WTF With Marc Maron; the funny guy was emotional and very serious when he revealed that his decision to come out was feuled by a growing number of LGTB teens taking their own lives.