Good Morning America‘s Sam Champion is predicting a warm front with a 90 percent chance of “Aww,” after his engagement to longtime partner Rubem Robierb went viral.
“You guys, I don’t think people understand what a wonderful family you guys are,” Champion said on GMA yesterday. “I never saw any of this coming in my life until I met the most, and I mean it, the most wonderful, giving, loving, caring person, I think, on the planet.”
Robierb, a photographer, was in the studio, making for some adorable cutaways of the two of them. Sam was all smiles – all 800 watts – as he recounted the love and support he received from everyone including strangers on the street, a recovering Robin Roberts and…Ben Affleck.
“The amazing response from folks all over the country was just incredible for us,” he said.
“I felt like we lived in a small town…I was born in Paducah, KY, and to me that’s exactly what it felt like. We walked out on the street and everyone was like, ‘Hey, congratulations.’”
Roberts, still on the mends after a bone marrow transplant, tweeted: “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.”
Affleck, stopping by to promote his new film Argo, also wished the happy couple the best. “I want to congratulate Sam,” he said. “It’s to our shame that you can’t get married in every state in the union, but one day I hope you will be able to. It’s very exciting. I was very inspired…a moving, love story.”
We don’t know about you, but there’s about six feet of “Aww” sitting outside our window right now thanks to Hurricane Precious (Based on the Engagement of Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb..by Sapphire).