Sam Champion Engaged: Gay GMA Weather Man To Marry Boyfriend Rubem Robierb

By Mstarz reporter | Oct 06, 2012 09:45 AM EDT
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Good Morning America's gay weather anchor Sam Champion is now engaged to his  boyfriend Rubem Robierb.  The announcement was made subtly through a New York Times article that was covering Patrick Abner and Thomas Roberts' wedding.

Champion revealed, "We're getting married New Year's Eve in Miami." Now fiancé Robierb added, "We'll do it [in New York] officially, and then have a party in Miami."

Champion's sexual orientation was not a secret to the GMA staff nor others in the industry, however it wasn't a topic he spoke publicly about on television until recently.

The 51-year-old weather man expressed in a statement on on Friday, "We are thrilled and so excited and thank everyone for their good wishes."

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick also congratulated their engagement in statement.  "Sam has been a good friend and longtime supporter of GLAAD, and I wish him and Rubem the absolute best," he said.

More public figures have been coming out in the recent months including Anderson Cooper and Jim Parsons.

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