Exciting news for “Good Morning America” personality Sam Champion —
he’s set to tie the knot with longtime boyfriend Rubem Robierb New Years Eve in New York City.
The New York Times broke the news
of the weather anchor’s engagement in October subtly, in a story about
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts’ wedding to Patrick Abner, which took place
Sept. 29 in New York. “We’re getting married New Year’s Eve in Miami,”
Champion, 51, told the Times.
Added Robierb, a Brazilian-born photographer: “We’ll do it [in New York] officially, and then have a party in Miami.”
In what could be seen as the continuation in a trend of public figures subtly coming out, the Times also reports that it was Champion’s first public acknowledgement of his sexuality.
In October, when first announced, EVERYONE was sending the couple congrats! It is such a great time to be witnessing right now – this wonderful acceptance of marriage equality!!
After the announcement, congratulations and well wishes began to come in via Twitter.
ABC News’ President Ben Sherwood (@SherwoodBen) tweeted Congratulations @SamChampion & Rubem Robeirb — thrilled for both of you — wishing the very best.
George Stephanopoulos (
happy for you
@SamChampion – A big family hug
@AliEWentworth and the girls!
Josh Elliot (
@JoshElliottABC): Congrats, to the best
friend and colleague imaginable….
Diane Sawyer (
@DianeSawyer): and everybody here
celebrating Sam’s happiness
Dan Abrams (
on his upcoming wedding! Nice to see great things happen to great people.
Bill Ritter (
@billritter7): l@SamChampion love you sammy.. mazel
ABC News 7 anchor Liz Cho (@LizCho7): Mazel Tov! So thrilled for you and Rubem.
Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga): Congratulations Sam!!
John Berman (@johnsberman ): Mazel Tov!! All the best 2 u both!
on his engagement to Rubem Robierb! http://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad-congratulates-abcs-sam-champion-his-engagement
Eyewitness News (
would like to congratulate
@SamChampion and Rubem Robierb on
their engagement!They plan to wed later this year
Thomas Roberts (
congrats to YOU and Rubem – can’t wait to dance at your wedding. Love ya buddy!