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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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78 Responses to “'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons: I'm Gay”

  1. 1
    lol Says:

    um this is news?

  2. 2
    Jennay Says:

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

  3. 3
    hap Says:

    I thought this was common knowledge already?

  4. 4
    Nicole Says:

    who isnt gay at this point?

  5. 5
    NotAGirl Says:

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

  6. 6
    LeBron's mom Says:

    In related news, the sky is blue…

  7. 7
    Becca Says:

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

  8. 8
    Laís Says:

    this is not news.

  9. 9
    Rach Says:

    Bazinga!

  10. 10
    Chiara Says:

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

  11. 11
    Leenah Says:

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

  12. 12
    hottiepatrol Says:

    Shock of the century?

  13. 13
    Jessica Says:

    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.

  14. 14
    Courtney Says:

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

  15. 15
    ColinG Says:

    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

  16. 16
    TheDudeAbides Says:

    Believe me. The Big Bang Theory is true.

  17. 17
    Kelly Says:

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

  18. 18
    Jen Says:

    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!

  19. 19
    what? Says:

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

  20. 20
    karen Says:

    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 !

  21. 21
    Karen Says:

    lol am not surprised

  22. 22
    Dave From Canada Says:

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

  23. 23
    Mikaela Says:

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

  24. 24
    Danni Says:

    Worst kept secret.

  25. 25
    well Says:

    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.

  26. 26
    OMG Says:

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

  27. 27
    John Says:

    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?

  28. 28
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  29. 29
    Samm Says:

    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!

  30. 30
    Jorge J Says:

    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

  31. 31
    stu Says:

    @NotAGirl:
    Who asked u DUMBA$$!

  32. 32
    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

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

  33. 33
    DUH Says:

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

  34. 34
    civil Says:

    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.

  35. 35
    ForMe Says:

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

  36. 36
    Lalalove Says:

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

  37. 37
    Ju.de Says:

    No serouisly ? xD

  38. 38
    Sean Says:

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

  39. 39
    may Says:

    BRAND NEW VIDEO

    http://www.youtube.com/user/sincerelyJessica1?feature=mhee

  40. 40
    Luciana Says:

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

  41. 41
    Rio Says:

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

  42. 42
    dave franco Says:

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

  43. 43
    Metro Says:

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

  44. 44
    Sarah. Says:

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

  45. 45
    Amanda Says:

    Wow, he’s 39?!? Not too shabby…

  46. 46
    Cheryl Says:

    We all knew anyway

  47. 47
    Darren Says:

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

  48. 48
    Tom Says:

    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.

  49. 49
    The ORIGINAL Miami D. Says:

    NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    LOOK HOW MANY YEARS BIG BANG HAVE BEEN ON TV
    WHO HAVE BEEN ASLEEP THAT LONG???????

  50. 50
    Drewbee Says:

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

  51. 51
    Domino Says:

    @Drewbee: Exactly. He didn’t even need to come out. Just walk the carpet with your man the next time, babe. No one would blink.

  52. 52
    Elisabeth Says:

    Jim your awesome!!!

    Since when being gay is a new??

  53. 53
    Barbara Says:

    Wow…I thought he was around 30. Good genes going for him..!!

  54. 54
    Peapo Says:

    I just love him and am proud that he came out. Although we all knew maybe actually saying it out loud was somethibgmJim had to do for himself. Whatever the case I am so happy he has somebody that he has been with for 10 years and feels comfortable telling the world. I love his as Sheldon. Would love to see him in the play Harvey. Sorry I can’t help myself. I know it has already been said. But I must say it again. BAZINGA!

  55. 55
    sara Says:

    DUH!

  56. 56
    VictoriaGirl36 Says:

    @Courtney: Yeah the fact that he’s almost 40 is more shocking then him being gay.

  57. 57
    Reba Says:

    No kidding

  58. 58
    piecesly.co.nr Says:

    OH NO!!!!! (STRAIGHT FACE)…honey its old news but am happy he feels comfortable to come out… soo yaay …

  59. 59
    piecesly.co.nr Says:

    @Kelly:

    I swear he was in his 20′s…holy ****. Wait JJ you sure this isnt a typo…he looks GOOD

  60. 60
    laly Says:

    this one actually broke my heart… my favorite tv actors are all gays NPH, ZQ

  61. 61
    Patricia Says:

    I love Jim and I’m happy to know he’s been happy with his boyfriend for 10 years now! Wow! That’s awesome! Best wishes for him!

  62. 62
    Harley Says:

    Oh WOW … It would have been a shocker if he announce he was straight.

  63. 63
    seila Says:

    this is not new news

  64. 64
    Lulu Says:

    I’ve been thinking Sheldon is getting old; never realize he’s 39! I guessed he could be around 30 but ……

  65. 65
    Jasmine Says:

    1) Wasn’t that already…obvious?
    2) Who cares?
    3) He has DAMN GOOD GENES to look that young and be nearly 40.

  66. 66
    Bit*ch Says:

    Didn’t supprise that he is gay ? It’s good that he is comfortable and come out to public he dont need to be shame ! I love him <3

  67. 67
    JMZD Says:

    it’s an old new.he looks great in 39.

  68. 68
    NET. COM Says:

    I will never except gay people. No.matter how much the change ….

  69. 69
    NET. COM Says:

    I will the good old back when been gay was keep. Behind close door.

  70. 70
    NET. COM Says:

    I an old fashion. Don’t want to know anything. About gays. Going are the good old days.

  71. 71
    Lulani Says:

    Love him but why is this news??????? I thought was known that he was gay. Even if he hadn’t come out and sad it is pretty obvious

  72. 72
    Jan Says:

    I’m sorry but.. He’s 39?! WHAT! He doesn’t look it at all! That’s the only news I got from this post.

  73. 73
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  74. 74
    Yes, you are Says:

    Uh, duh, it was obvious, but I guess it’s good he said it publicly so that idiots will stop criticizing him for not being open about it. I think it is enough already, gay and straight people should not have to declare their sexuality to the whole world, it should be personal information.

  75. 75
    Mich Says:

    Please put the personal back in personal life! Keep it personal. All I know for sure is that he seems strange, but likable.

  76. 76
    Kantamal Says:

    Who cares ? he is what he is and he’s just too cool in Sheldon’s role ^_^

  77. 77
    Sincerely concerned Says:

    Should be a non-issue. To me it’s like saying I like kinky sex etc.

  78. 78
    Sincerely concerned Says:

    Love Big BangTheory. Would not be the same without Sheldon!!!!

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