Michelle Obama adds to support for Robins Roberts

Michelle Obama adds to support for Robins Roberts

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US First Lady Michelle Obama smiles as President Barack Obama talks to members of the military and their families during a Christmas dinner in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on December 25, 2013. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation.

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by Kenneth Ware

khou.com

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Michelle Obama is leading an outpouring of support for Robin Roberts after the "Good Morning America" news anchor's first public acknowledgement of her 10-year, same-sex relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign.

The first lady wrote Monday on Twitter: "I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud."

In a Facebook post Sunday, Roberts thanked her "longtime girlfriend" for providing encouragement during Roberts' battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood and bone marrow disease.

Many celebs also took to Twitter to send Roberts messages, including Ellen DeGeneres, who tweeted, "Good morning, America! Congratulations."

Comedian Wanda Sykes wrote, "Go on with your bad self!"

Country singer Chely Wright, who came out in 2010, also expressed support through the social media site.

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