In a Facebook message posted this weekend, Robin Roberts spoke about her sexuality for the first time, thanking her long-time girlfriend Amber for her incredible support this year.
“I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,” the “Good Morning America” anchor wrote.
The post, which coincided with the 100th day of her recovery from her bone marrow transplant, is poignant for Roberts who has never addressed her sexual orientation publicly.
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While accepting her Cecil B. DeMille award at the Oscars this year, Foster addressed her sexuality by saying,
“I already did my coming out a thousand years ago, in the Stone Age. Those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to friends and family and co-workers then gradually to everyone that knew her, everyone she actually met.
“But now apparently I’m told that every celebrity is to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primetime reality show.”
She also thanked her former partner Cydney Bernard, saying:
“There’s no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life: my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard.”
“Biggest Loser” trainer Harper publicly came out on an episode in the hopes of inspiring one of his contestants.
“I haven’t talked about my sexuality on this show ever, and now meeting Bobby [Saleem], I really do believe this is the right time,” he said.
“I want to show Bobby that he doesn’t have to live in shame.”
The music mogul came out as bisexual in his autobiography “The Soundtrack of my Life” and discussed his sexual orientation with Katie Couric this February.
“I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have a relationship with a man as well as the two that I had with a woman,” Davis shared.
“I’m still attracted to women. … You don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me, it’s the person.”
The “Prisoners” actress came out in an essay that she wrote for The New York Times in November, where she revealed she was dating her best friend.
Bello wrote: “I was with someone romantically, and I hadn’t told [my son] … I had become involved with a woman who was my best friend, and, as it happens, a person who is like a godmother to my son.”
The NBA star became the first active male pro athlete to come out as gay. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” Collins revealed to Sports Illustrated.
Actor Wentworth Miller, known for his role in the TV series “Prison Break,” discussed his sexuality in an open letter penned to St. Petersburg International Film Festival director Maria Averbakh.
Miller declined an invitation to attend the festival citing Russia’s strict anti-gay laws.
He wrote: “As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline.
“I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government,” he added.
The former Disney starlet appeared to confirm rumors of her sexuality when she tweeted, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” which came a month after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
In a heartfelt YouTube video, the British Olympic diver revealed that he is bisexual, and currently dating a man.
“Of course, I still fancy girls, but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier,” he said