That is not true. For the past week, Sam Champion has been spending time with family and his father, who was in the hospital. He was there when his father died.
Due to the death of his father, Sam Champion will take a leave of absence.
Sam Champion is not married. He has a boyfriend though, his name is Sean (Shawn) Bell and they have been together since April 2006.
Picture of Sam Champion and Sean (or Shawn) Bell.
Sean owns a boutique called Bellhaus in the Long Island hamlet of Wainscott. Sam and Sean live on New York’s Upper West Side and own a second home in Wilton, Conn.
Sam's dad Lt. Col. James H. Champion died at age 75. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1953 and served in Japan and Hawaii before getting a college degree. He returned to active duty in 1962 and later served in Vietnam, earning two bronze stars and other decorations in combat that included the Tet Offensive. He retired from active duty in 1981.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Sylvia (Murphy) Champion, son Samuel James Champion (NYC), daughter Teresa Champion, son in law John Quigley, grandchildren Sydney and James Quigley.