(PEOPLE) — Robin Roberts spent 2013 fighting for her health, and for the first time reveals she had a special person by her side: girlfriend Amber Laign.

Roberts publicly acknowledged a relationship with Laign on Sunday when she referred to her in a year-end Facebook post celebrating her many blessings.

“I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,” she wrote.

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