Sam Champion, the weather anchor on
ABC's Good Morning America, told the GMA crew on Monday that
he's lucky to have Rubem Robierb.
Champion recently told The New York
Times that he is marrying Robierb, marking the first time
Champion has publicly discussed his sexual orientation. He now
becomes the first co-host of a network morning television show to
come out gay.
Champion discussed the upcoming
nuptials with the GMA co-hosts, though Champion did not reveal any
He described his fiance as the “most
wonderful, giving, loving caring person.”
“I'm lucky to have someone like this
in my life,” Champion said.
He added that he was grateful for all
the tweets and Facebook comments in support, saying it felt like a
small town where they “walked out on the street and everyone was
like, 'Hey congratulations.'”
Josh Elliott pitched himself and George
Stephanopoulos as best men for the ceremony.
“And making George and I your best
men, that's terrific ...” Elliot said with a wink and a smile.
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