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.
After the announcement, congratulations and well wishes began to come in via Twitter.
ABC News' President Ben Sherwood (@SherwoodBen) tweeted Congratulations @SamChampion & Rubem Robeirb -- thrilled for both of you -- wishing the very best.
George Stephanopoulos (
happy for you @SamChampion – A big family hug
from me, @AliEWentworth and the girls!
Josh Elliot (
@JoshElliottABC): Congrats, to the best
friend and colleague imaginable....
Diane Sawyer (
@DianeSawyer): and everybody here
celebrating Sam's happiness
ABC News 7 anchor Liz Cho (@LizCho7): Mazel Tov! So thrilled for you and Rubem.
Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga): Congratulations Sam!!
John Berman (@johnsberman ): Mazel Tov!! All the best 2 u both!
on his engagement to Rubem Robierb! http://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad-congratulates-abcs-sam-champion-his-engagement
Eyewitness News (
would like to congratulate @SamChampion and Rubem Robierb on
their engagement!They plan to wed later this year http://ow.ly/eg3WL
Thomas Roberts (
congrats to YOU and Rubem - can't wait to dance at your wedding. Love ya buddy!
Tune in to "GMA" Monday to hear from Sam about his happy announcement.