Weather anchor Sam Champion thanked fans for their Amazing Response to his engagement on the set of ‘Good Morning America’. This is the first time he has spoken in public about being gay. His fiance Brazilian photographer Rubem Robierb was waving from backstage.
The couple is planning to celebrate a wedding on New Year’s Eve in Miami, after they legally wed in New York State.
ABC News reports:
“GMA” weather anchor Sam Champion thanked everyone for the well wishes on his engagement to boyfriend Rubem Robierb.
“I am engaged,” Champion said today on “Good Morning America.” “The amazing response from folks all over the country was just incredible for us. I thank you.”
Champion and Robierb announced Friday that they are engaged to be married. The couple met through mutual friends a few years ago in Miami, where Robierb lives. Born in Brazil, Robierb is a fine-arts photographer who shows his work in Miami, Atlanta, Santa Monica and New York.
“I have met the most wonderful, giving, loving, caring person. I am so, so lucky to have someone like this in my life,” Champion said.
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