Michelle Obama adds to support for ABC's Robin Roberts
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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.
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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."
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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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