Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb: Engaged, Thankful

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The forecast for weatherman Sam Champion is clear: bright and clear with a lifetime of happiness to come.

The Good Morning America star announced this week that he's engaged to photographer Rubem Robierb, appearing yesterday on the program and thanking viewers for their "amazing response" to the news.

"I felt like we lived in a small town," Champion said of the reception he's enjoyed. "I was born in Paducah, Kentucky and to me that's exactly what it felt like. We walked out on the street and everyone was like, 'Hey, congratulations.'"

Champion went on to thank everyone "for the tweets, and the Facebook and just coming up on the street and saying the most wonderful things."

Robin Roberts, who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant and hopes to return to work later this year, chimed in via Twitter and said to the couple:

"You know how thrilled I am for you, @SamChampion and Rubem! Hope to be well enough to attend the wedding. Much love to you both."

Concluded Champion, with Robierb standing off to the side of the set:

"I have met the most wonderful, giving, loving, caring person. I am so, so lucky to have someone like this in my life."

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