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Newsreader comes out publicly as gay, gets engaged to weatherman: ‘The best human I’ve ever met’

And they're called Stephen and Steven!

By Jamie Tabberer

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Instagram/@stevenromo

A US news anchor has come out publicly as gay and announced his engagement to a weatherman (albeit one from a different channel!).

Even cuter: they’re called Steven and Stephen!

Self-professed ‘news nerd’ Steven Romo shared the news in a loved-up Instagram post last month while paying tribute to his fiance Stephen Morgan.

“The best human I’ve ever met”

Sharing a photo of the pair showing off their engagement rings in New York City, the ABC Houston anchor wrote: “Professional News: Scratch that. Personal News: I grew up with secrets. My family fought together to hide that we lived in a house full of garbage with a horde of dogs. But what they didn’t know, and was arguably even more difficult, was that I had a secret to carry all on my own: I was gay and trying with all my heart not to be.

“It took me years to see – despite what people at church might’ve said – being gay saved me. It made me strong. Strong enough to eventually stand next to the best human I’ve ever met and ask him to marry me.

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“Before I met Stephen Morgan, I thought maybe this kind of love just wasn’t in the cards for me. That it was a journey I’d never take. But now I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. In my whole life. And I’ll soon be moving to New York City with the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.”

Meteorologist Steven, who works for FOX Weather, shared the same photo on his Instagram, writing: “I often think about one specific prayer I said as a 10-year-old, asking God to keep a ‘secret’ between the two of us. Obviously, God knows everything, so it wasn’t like I could hide it from Him. But I could hide it from [most] of my friends…from my family.

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A post shared by Steven Romo (@stevenromo)

“How relieving, though, that the truth eventually comes out. I never dreamed of uttering the words ‘I’m engaged,’ but I also never dreamed of being so happy. Yet here we are. I’m engaged. I’m going to marry Steven Romo.

“Growing up, I learned God is love & makes no mistakes. I learned that humans are created in His image. I learned that through our trials, tribulations, & temptations God will be the ultimate judge.

“God knew a 10-year-old could never keep a secret. Funny. Because I don’t want to keep this a secret any longer.”

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