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Sam Champion is Gay and Engaged to Be Married


TV meteorologist Sam Champion is gay and engaged to be married to his boyfriend Rubem Robierb, ABC News reports:

“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.
The two plan to wed later this year.

Champion also discusses his engagement in a report on last weekend's wedding of MSNBC Anchor Thomas Roberts to Patrick Abner, published in the Vows section today:

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.”

Tweeted Champion this afternoon: "I've never been happier to share a bit of personal news!!"

While Champion has dwelled in a so-called 'glass closet' for some time, I believe this is the first time Champion has discussed his sexuality publicly. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Congrats in any case!

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  1. Champion is gay whoda thunk it. If he has anymore botox he won't be able to close his eyes.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Oct 5, 2012 7:04:56 PM

  2. Everything about his fiancee's name seems like it's spelled wrong. Both first and last names, ha.

    Posted by: Travis | Oct 5, 2012 7:06:10 PM

  3. Folks-

    Why can't you simply be happy for two openly gay men who are willing to share their happiness with the world. Sam is a NYC institution who's gone national with GMA. He's always been a thoughtful and friendly guy at the gym, on the street and even out in the Pines. Visibility is a good thing for all of us.

    Congratulations to a handsome couple. Many happy years!


    Posted by: marc | Oct 5, 2012 7:34:20 PM

  4. I used to see her in Chelsea all the time! Def a queen..

    Posted by: R | Oct 5, 2012 8:01:06 PM

  5. Sickening.....what exactly do faggots do? I'm sure it's not pretty and I don't want to know.

    Posted by: Bambi | Oct 5, 2012 10:38:03 PM

  6. This is no big revalation. Sam Champion and Andy Cohen dated for years.

    Posted by: Gom | Oct 5, 2012 11:25:52 PM

  7. Marc : Nothing against Sam Champion, but...a "NYC institution" ? He's not even from NY.

    Posted by: Yupp | Oct 5, 2012 11:37:07 PM

  8. I was actually watching him on TV the other day. He looks like an Orange County Housewife - so plucked and waxen and botoxed. Not a good look.

    Posted by: justindada | Oct 5, 2012 11:40:02 PM

  9. Sam was a regular at the Brasilian escort saunas.
    He was extremely good looking and was very generous with money for the boys.
    The boys loved him since he was a "Power Bottom ".
    No surprise that he would marry a Brasilian.

    Posted by: Nelson | Oct 6, 2012 8:05:32 AM

  10. Yupp: He was the WABC weatherman for almost 20 years. And has been very visible in the media and in the community the whole time -- hence, institution.

    Posted by: Chris | Oct 6, 2012 8:43:48 AM

  11. They are both hideous looking.

    Posted by: RayRay | Oct 6, 2012 9:39:26 AM

  12. Sam Champion Gay? I would have never guessed! Now what about Billy Bush?

    Posted by: Robert | Oct 6, 2012 9:43:19 AM

  13. Chris : Uhh....okay, but..those are pretty weak standards for "institution".

    Posted by: Yupp | Oct 6, 2012 11:55:25 AM

  14. Saw Sam in Fires Island once wearing a thong. It was a frightening sight. His BF is ugly. And Sam looks like Wayland Flowers.

    Posted by: Cockadoodle | Oct 6, 2012 12:01:52 PM

  15. OK BILL HEMMER....YOU'RE UP! It's your turn. Come out, come out, wherever you are !!!

    Posted by: Alex | Oct 6, 2012 2:35:41 PM

  16. @Cockadoodle why u so mad? Did he reject you?

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Oct 6, 2012 4:46:59 PM

  17. Sam is gay????? That came as a total shock to at least three or four Americans!

    Posted by: Lord Gaga | Oct 6, 2012 5:05:12 PM

  18. We all knew it would "come out" one day.

    Posted by: Donaldo | Oct 6, 2012 8:11:05 PM

  19. Mazel tov to the happy couple! Hope they have many years of blue skies!

    Posted by: Richard | Oct 7, 2012 3:38:06 AM

  20. The more real comments are on Andy' s website.

    Posted by: GB | Oct 7, 2012 10:34:21 PM

  21. Re: Homosexuality - SIN: I Cor. 6:9, 10; Leviticus 18:22; Deuteronomy 23:17; I Timothy 1:10; Homosexuality is a sin in God's eyes. Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb please read the Bible and get right with God. If you don't know God, you can admit your sins, ask God for forgiveness and accept him as your Lord and Saviour who died on the Cross for our sins.

    Posted by: Karen | Oct 10, 2012 9:26:24 AM

  22. @Karen your words have become meaningless background noise.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Oct 10, 2012 10:45:03 AM

  23. Being a rural E Tennessee resident, always enJOY Sam's reports but had noooo idea. Who proposed to who?
    Congratulations you two!

    Posted by: Linda | Oct 16, 2012 5:33:25 PM

  24. Won't be watching GMA anymore--don't need to have this dispicable life style paraded around as being normal--didn't like the way Lara Spencer "gushed" when this was announced---just made me sick!!!

    Posted by: david | Dec 16, 2012 3:26:15 PM

  25. This man is not only hot, he's VERY well endowed.

    Before moving to the US, he took nude photos for a brazilian gay magazine. You can see it here (he's the third model):


    Posted by: Fabu | Dec 18, 2012 2:47:45 AM

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