Perhaps going to the same sex wedding of MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts inspired him — but, on Friday, Good Morning America’s weatherman Sam Champion revealed that he’s getting married to his boyfriend, Rubem Robierb, RumorFix is reporting.
“We are thrilled and so excited and thank everyone for their good wishes,” Sam said in a statement.
The couple met through mutual friends a few years ago in Miami, where Rubem lives. The two plan to wed later this year.
The weatherman’s ABC family was quick to send congratulations. ABC World News anchor, Diane Sawyer, tweeted, “everyone here celebrating Sam’s happiness.”
Sam’s GMA buddy, Chris Cuomo, made a joke about the age difference, “MARRYING A MUCH YOUNGER MAN, FYI SAMMAY!!!”
GLAAD’s President Herndon Graddick is also celebrating the news, telling RumorFix, “Sam has been a good friend and longtime supporter of GLAAD, and I wish him and Rubem the absolute best” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick