New York, NY —
Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts and Josh Elliott are among those tweeting support for Sam Champion's recent announcement that he is marrying his partner, photographer Rubem Robierb.
Champion, the weather anchor on ABC's Good Morning America
, 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.
"You know how thrilled I am for you, @SamChampion and Rubem!" Robin Roberts tweeted. "Hope to be well enough to attend the wedding. Much love to you both."
"Congrats," Josh Elliott messaged, "to the best friend and colleague imaginable ... "
Leeza Gibbons added: "What a sweet face on that Rubem! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, Sam. No one deserves it more."
"Diane Sawyer @DianeSawyer and everybody here [at ABC News is] celebrating Sam's happiness."
George Stephanopoulos also tweeted a "big family hug from me, @AliWentworth and the girls!"