Popular "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts still remains on medical leave in order to continue treatment for MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disorder. The 52-year-old broadcaster received a bone marrow transplant back in September and has since responded positively to treatment, but remains in recovery at her NYC apartment. Fellow "GMA" co-hosts recently paid a visit to the happy and healthy-looking Roberts in order to kick-off holiday celebrations - decorating her home and exchanging X-mas gifts. Given the extensive media coverage of Roberts' illness and recovery, many people are beginning to wonder about the television personality's love life, and why no romantic partner has been spotted by her side during such an emotional and difficult time. Reports have it that Roberts is a lesbian, which is why she has continued to keep her dating life on the down low. But no matter what her sexual orientation, Roberts is a strong and motivational woman who has an extensive and loyal system of family, friends, and fans that will always be there for support. Read on for further details.
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After filming Thursday's "Good Morning America" episode (Dec. 6), hosts George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Sam Champion, and Lara Spencer paid a surprise visit to Roberts' NYC apartment to help get a little festive for the holidays. The crew donned Santa hats and Roberts' signature froggy slippers (made infamous by Oprah Winfrey) as they exchanged presents and toasted with eggnog around a twinkling Christmas tree. Roberts looked absolutely thrilled spending some time with her ABC pals, later tweeting:
Roberts has continued to keep her fans up-to-date on her condition with thorough Twitter and blog posts. Although Roberts remains positive and open about her recovery, she remains hush-hush about her dating and romantic life. "Robin Roberts partner," "Robin Roberts girlfriend," and other similar searches are hot trending topics that have circulated the web ever since Roberts announced her leave of absence from "GMA" back in August. Here are some facts Mstarz gathered about Roberts' known love life
Love Life, is Roberts a lesbian and does she have a partner?
Roberts has never officially come out as gay, although speculations that the 51-year-old broadcaster may be a lesbian began to surface back in May when she was interviewed by President Barack Obama. Many inside sources claim that she scored the coveted interview because she is "black and gay." Roberts is unmarried, and she keeps her romantic life very private.
Are there photos of Roberts' "supposed" partner?
While this is a widely searched topic on Google, the answer is no. Rumors have it that Roberts does have a girlfriend; one inside source has claimed, "It's hardly a secret in the business. I've seen her girlfriend. She's around the building all the time-very attractive and well-dressed." Even if this is true, Roberts' relationship remains concealed and the partner's name has yet to be released.
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All that really matters is that Roberts is an independent and successful woman who has remained strong and motivational throughout her entire ordeal. Best of luck to Roberts' continued recovery throughout the holiday season! For continued updates on Roberts' condition and recovery, check out her Twitter and personal blog, as well as the "GMA" website.