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'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons: I'm Gay

'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons: I'm Gay

The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons is publicly acknowledging that he’s gay and has been in a long-term relationship.

The New York Times interviewed the 39-year-old actor for his new starring role as Elwood P. Dowd in Broadway’s Harvey.

In the profile, writer Patrick Healy noted, “[His other play] The Normal Heart resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said.”

Some say Jim never hid his sexuality and addressed his relationship whenever it came up.

But Out.com notes “for years, [Jim] has lived as a gay man in his private life, but in his professional public life he skirted the issue.”

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  • lol

    um this is news?

  • Jennay

    AW! I’m glad that he feels comfortable enough now to make it public!
    Hope he’s happy!

  • hap

    I thought this was common knowledge already?

  • Nicole

    who isnt gay at this point?

  • NotAGirl

    Old news. Coming out shouldn’t be news any more, FGS!

  • LeBron’s mom

    In related news, the sky is blue…

  • Becca

    We know Jim!!! And I still think you are sooo cute!!! Big Bang is one of the best shows!!!

  • Laís

    this is not news.

  • Rach

    Bazinga!

  • Chiara

    Why would his professional persona even need to include his sexual orientation?

  • Leenah

    The question here is..Sheldon Cooper is gay too?

  • hottiepatrol

    Shock of the century?

  • http://twitter.com/xselanagomez Jessica

    this is not news at all i mean in his wikipedia page says that he is engaged or already married so its not news.
    anyways i love jim, i think he’s genious and he’s happy :) thats all that matters.

  • Courtney

    WHAT ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!? he’s 39? I didn’t know that

  • ColinG

    Who cares, should we all clap slowly for him coming out of the closet he was already out, I am gay and no one gave a good f***uck

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com TheDudeAbides

    Believe me. The Big Bang Theory is true.

  • Kelly

    Um, the only thing I’m taking away from this is that HE’S 39?!?! Man, he looks good.

  • Jen

    Well said! your comment was refreshing to read unlike all the people who responded with “is this news?” … as you said good for Jim, he’s awesome and I hope he’s very happy!

  • what?

    a 10 year relationship?? Who is his boyfriend then??!

  • karen

    why is this news? he’s always been seen with the same cute guy at all the awards shows. he hasn’t hidden this at all.

    the news here is that he’s in hollywood and actually been in a 10 year relationship ! I give him huge kudos to that !

  • Karen

    lol am not surprised

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    Welcome to the 21st Century and congratulations to Jim for Coming Out.

  • Mikaela

    Didn’t he propose to his bf after winning an award years ago??I’m happy for him! GO SHELDON!!

  • Danni

    Worst kept secret.

  • well

    Leenah @ 05/23/2012 at 4:11 pm
    The question here is..Sheldon Cooper is gay too?
    ——————
    The show describes Cooper as not caring about sex. I thought it came from him growing up in a very religious home and having gay feelings. So he suppresses those feelings.

  • OMG

    He’s gay! What a shock! The shock being that anyone thought he was straight, ever.

  • John

    I don’t understand why it is so freaking important that these actors and celebrities have to make some big announcements that they’re gay. Jim Parson didn’t hide the fact that he is gay, he just didn’t make a big deal about it. What’s wrong with that? It’s not like he stayed in the closet. Are people not allowed to keep their private life private anymore?

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  • Samm

    i’ve known for years Jim Parsons was gay. The only surprising news in this is that Jim Parsons is 39! wtf! Who cares if he’s gay? He plays Sheldon Cooper in an awesome show.
    It’s been all over the internet information for years that he’s been gay. Who cares?! I love him gay or straight, Sheldon or Jim are both awesome!

  • http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/JEBA Jorge J

    Jim Parsons is funny and talented. I’m proud of him for coming out to a world that is still full of bigotry and close mindedness. Bravo Jim Parsons

  • stu

    @NotAGirl:
    Who asked u DUMBA$$!

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    …lmaooo `some people shouldn’t even bother “coming out” because everyone already knows.

  • DUH

    lol its obvious, i either thought gay or 40 year old virgin!

  • civil

    so we congratulate the men for being gay but everytime I come onto this site beautiful celebrity women are getting called fug manly man face trannies in a very negative tone. I dont see how that is progressing in anti gay bashing. Just saying. if you want to stop seeing gay bashing enough with mocking the transgendered community too.

  • ForMe

    I’m jumping on the we already knew bandwagon. I thought he was already out. I guess he had to formally announce it.

  • Lalalove

    No sh*t, Sherlock… There was no need for him to say a word.

  • Ju.de

    No serouisly ? xD

  • Sean

    Wow! You couldve knocked me over with a feather with this one. I’m shocked!

  • may
  • Luciana

    He’s gay, so?? He still rocksa s Sheldon Cooper!

  • Rio

    No one this cute could be straight :D,
    good for him!

  • dave franco

    He has good genes. Almost hitting 40 and still looking good.

  • Metro

    LOL
    well that’s a surprise!
    NOT!
    HAHA
    Bazinga!

  • Sarah.

    No one thought he was straight. But in a 10 year relationship? Good for him! That’s a long time.

  • Amanda

    Wow, he’s 39?!? Not too shabby…

  • Cheryl

    We all knew anyway

  • Darren

    And? His private life shouldn’t be the center of gossip

  • Tom

    If we really want equal rights for all sexualitys we shouldn’t be publishing celebrity stories when they “come out”. Who cares about people’s sex lives and this should not be gossiped about. No news stories concern straight celebrities about their sexual orientation just who they are dating.

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  • Drewbee

    I thought that, seeing as how he proposed to his boyfriend in 2010, everyone knew this already?

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