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12/21/2012 05:54 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Sam Champion Marries Rubem Robierb In New York

"Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion has tied the knot.

ABC News confirms that Champion wed longterm partner Rubem Robierb in an intimate New York ceremony at Champion's apartment on Dec. 21. Guests included friends, family and Champion’s fellow “GMA” anchors including Robin Roberts, who read a beautiful poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (Roberts has been out on medical leave since early September undergoing treatment for a rare blood and bone marrow disorder, MDS)

sam champion wedding

Specific details were scarce, although Champion joked about the first dance earlier int he day, asking, “Is ‘Stairway to Heaven’ out of the question? That was the ‘70s love song.”

It's been a monumental year for Champion. In October, he became the first co-host of a network morning show to not only publicly announce he is gay, but also announce plans to marry someone of the same sex.

The newlyweds told The New York Times earlier this year they plan to have a larger celebration on New Year's Eve in Miami.

Take a look at another photo of the ceremony below:

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