Oh, By the Way, Sam Champion is Gay

Of course, you've known that for years.

But the New York Times just made it official by ever-so-quietly (trend alert!) reporting the news that Good Morning America's perpetually dashing weather anchor is marrying his boyfriend Rubem Robierb later this year, possibly on New Year's Eve.

ABC News quickly followed up the under-the-radar coming out with a front page announcement congratulating the happy couple. "We are thrilled and so excited and thank everyone for their good wishes," Champion told his employers in a statement.

GMA also provided this bit of background:

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.

[photo via GMA]