Sam Champion And Rubem Robierb Marry In New York


Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb made it official yesterday in the Big Apple.

People magazine reports that the Good Morning America weatherman and his photographer beau kept it short and sweet: a ten-minute ceremony with friends and family at their apartment. The men will also have a ceremony on New Year's Eve in Miami, where they met.

"That's going to be the big party," [Champion] said. "This is the legal
moment that we wanted to celebrate with friends and family and loved

The couple couldn't be more excited to make it official. "Rubem said it
best. It's the societal affirmation of our relationship. We feel like
it's the most important relationship in our lives, and so to be able to
share that with the people we love and have it legitimized in that way
is really profound. It's not something we take lightly at all."

"It's a shame we can't officially have a legal ceremony in
Florida," added Champion. "We're not separating them, because we'd like
to do it twice. New York it will be legal. Miami will be the spiritual
side to celebrate with the people who have been with us and supporting
us and been a part of our lives since we met. We want to celebrate with

Long out in New York City, Champion came out publicly when he announced his engagement in October.


  1. Ricardo says

    Aww. Beautiful. Congrats to the newly wed and clearly happy couple

    ( Side note: The comments section (and consistent need to attack gay public figures, fighting, trolling) is the reason many, many, MANY former regulars who frequented this site often, have left and are now frequenting more prominent gay blogs. I can now only stomach visiting this place once a month. Way too many self hating jerks posting.)

  2. Jim says

    The day will soon come when the gay wedding of a celebrity is not news. We’re getting there, which is incredible.

  3. jamal49 says

    Congratulations to the handsome couple.

    A prediction: blue skies and happy sailing for two wonderful men.

  4. Diogenes Arktos says

    @Ricardo: I normally read the commenter’s name before reading the post. Yes, the list of people I ignore is too long.

  5. Les says

    The marriage of Sam Champion to a man and then have it publicized on ABC was a slap in the face of the sacrament of matrimony. I will not watch Champion’s weather report.