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In late December, Robin Roberts posted a Facebook message that expressed gratitude to all that have helped her through a difficult period in her life, one that included a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder.

The Good Morning America anchor also referenced girlfriend Amber Laign for the first time publicly in the post, coming out as gay.

Today, meanwhile, the anchor shared a photo of herself and her long-time partner at a wedding in Louisiana over the holidays.

Amber Laign and Robin Roberts

Said Roberts on air:

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Great news this week out of Good Morning America.

Robin Roberts will resume her full-time duties with the program following Labor Day, making the announcement in an interview with Vanity Fair and joking about how she's managing to sneak in one more four-day work week due to the holiday.

The anchor underwent a bone marrow transplant last September after she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder.

She returned to Good Morning American in February, after taking more than six months of medical leave and has slowly been working her way back up to regular status, even interviewing Michelle Obama along the way.

She also hosted ABC's red carpet coverage of the Academy Awards and received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs in July.

We send Robin our very best and, wait, if you listen closely... that sound you hear is Matt Lauer crying.

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Robin Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant last week, as the highly respected journalist will need many weeks to recover and hopefully overcome a rare blood disorder known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

Millions of fans out there are sending Roberts their best.

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Except for Tom Shales.

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Robin Roberts announced today that she is leaving Good Morning America one day earlier than scheduled, not due to her impending bone marrow transplant, but as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

She is flying home to Mississippi to be with her ailing 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian, along with her family, which is in the eye of the storm.

"I know the journey ahead will not be easy," said Roberts, who is dealing with a blood disorder known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome. "Just know that I'm going to come back here as soon as I can."

Robin Roberts as Co-Anchor

In Roberts' temporary absence, Good Morning America will welcome a number of high-profile guest anchors. Among them, it's been confirmed: Oprah Winfrey, Chrid Rock, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Kelly Ripa and the Modern Family cast.

"This means so much [that] these friends are stepping up like this," Roberts said. "I love them for that!"

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Robin Roberts previewed her upcoming leave of absence from Good Morning America last night, as the anchor will soon be taking a break to undergo treatment for a rare blood disorder.

"It's fascinating-slash-scary how to prepare yourself for something like this," Roberts, who has already survived breast cancer, said at the Television Critics Association press tour.

She will be off the air for awhile, starting late next month, to receive a a bone marrow transplant meant to treat myelodysplastic syndromes, a disease of the blood and bone marrow.

Robin Roberts on GMA

How is she feeling at the moment? Roberts admitted to "moments of fatigue," but she cited her program's recent ratings as a major elixir.

"The run that we've had has truly energized me," Roberts said. "It's pretty good medicine, I gotta say, to be taking!"

As for the "wonderful friends" who will be occupying this anchor's seat? Roberts said she looks forward to Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and others sustaining the show's momentum alongside George Stephanopoulos.

We do, too. But we most look forward to the day a happy and healthy Roberts is back in that chair.

Robin Roberts Biography

Robin Roberts Picture Robin Roberts got her big start on SportsCenter. She then moved on to Good Morning America and has interviewed pretty much every famous... More »
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