According to The Huffington Post, star of the popular CBS series “Big Bang Theory” Jim Parsons, has revealed in a candid interview with the New York Times that he is gay, and has been in a committed relationship for a number of years. The 39-year-old two time Emmy winning actor’s sexuality has been the source of speculation for many years. The tabloid newspaper “The National Enquirer” went as far as to claim that Parsons and his partner, Todd Spiewak were planning Christmas nuptials in Massachusetts in 2010, but the event never happened.
According to the writer of the Times article, Patrick Healy, Parsons decision to address his sexuality has been in the works for some time; ever since Parsons participated in a 2011 revival of the Larry Kramer HIV/AIDS-related play “The Normal Heart.”
‘”The Normal Heart” resonated with him on a few levels,” says Healy. “Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said.”
Parsons is currently appearing in the Broadway revival of the play “Harvey.”