Joining the ranks of openly gay media personalities such as Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow, Robin Roberts made headlines this year with her decision to come out as a lesbian. While Roberts has spoken about her satisfaction with the decision, and many people have applauded her for her openness, some people people have criticized Roberts for taking her time in making this announcement.
In a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, Roberts addresses these comments, acknowledging that she is satisfied with her own decision. But while Roberts acknowledges that this choice was right for her, she emphasizes that, for many people in the public eye, their sexuality may be too personal to make public:
News flash: Some people like their anonymity. This is what’s right for me…Sometimes there’s a stigma attached to how people view you if you’re living a certain way. But I don’t care — you gotta live your life. You gotta find what happiness is and what it means for you, and you can’t get caught up in what someone is saying about you on Twitter. You don’t go through a year like I did to not be happy and not make your own choices.