Robin Roberts said she almost rejected a 2012 interview with Barack Obama because of concerns about being excluded

The “Good Morning America” ​​anchor said she was told there was a possibility Obama would announce a shift in his stance on marital equality at the time, she told Ellen DeGeneres Monday. Roberts, who is gay, was not yet out in public and said she was considering rejecting the interview.

“I had not yet been public about being gay, and I was afraid I might be excluded, that people might wonder, ‘Why is she interviewing the president when he makes this change in his attitude?’ she said to DeGeneres.

She continued: “And then it was a bit like a scene out of ‘Moonstruck’, let go, you know, snap out of it! You know, ‘Robin what are you thinking? It’s not about you. This man is going to affect countless liver.’ And that was the moment I said, ‘I stop letting fear keep me from the things I want to do.’ “

Roberts, who survived breast cancer, also talked about his partner, Amber Laign’s fight against breast cancer.

“I have not talked much about it, but with you I will,” she said. “She’s fine, which is great.”

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