GMA’s Sam Champion Comes Out, Announces Engagement

The famed weatherman for Good Morning America announced his intentions to marry his partner Rubem Robierb in an NYT article profiling Thomas Roberts and Patrick Abner’s recent wedding . posted on

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The weatherman who has lived in the ‘glass closet,’ confirmed that he was gay when he spoke to the New York Times. The paper reported:

Among the 170 or so guests at the reception was Sam Champion, the weather anchor at ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He took a turn on the dance floor with his partner, the photographer Rubem Robierb.

“We’re getting married New Year’s Eve in Miami,” Mr. Champion said in the spirit of the moment.

Mr. Robierb corrected him: “We’ll do it here officially, and then have a party in Miami.”

ABC News also confirmed the engagement:

“GMA” weather anchor Sam Champion and boyfriend Rubem Robierb are engaged to be married. “We are thrilled and so excited and thank everyone for their good wishes,” says Champion.

Champion and Robierb 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.

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