Sam has come out of the closet and announced his engagement to Rubem! Congrats to them both!
ABC News announced the great news on Friday, Oct. 5. In a statement, Sam, 51, said, “We are thrilled and so excited, and thank everyone for their good wishes.” Rubem is a Miami-based, Brazilian fine-arts photographer whom Sam met through mutual friends a few years ago.
Sam also tweeted his excitement, saying, “I’ve never been happier to share a bit of personal news!!”
Sam first publicly acknowledged his sexuality with a New York Times reporter, while at a colleague’s wedding. In the ensuing article, which ran online on Oct. 5 as well, Sam says, “We’re getting married New Year’s Eve in Miami.” Rubem corrects him, saying, “We’ll do it here [in New York] officially, and then have a party in Miami.”
Congrats to Sam and Rubem!
– Billy Nilles
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