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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 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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  • Domino

    @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.

  • Elisabeth

    Jim your awesome!!!

    Since when being gay is a new??

  • Barbara

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

  • Peapo

    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!

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  • VictoriaGirl36

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

  • Reba

    No kidding


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



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

  • laly

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

  • Patricia

    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!

  • Harley

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

  • seila

    this is not new news

  • Lulu

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

  • Jasmine

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

  • Bit*ch

    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

  • JMZD

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

  • NET. COM

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

  • NET. COM

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

  • NET. COM

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

  • Lulani

    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

  • Jan

    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.

  • Mindy Turner

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  • Yes, you are

    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.

  • Mich

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

  • Kantamal

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

  • Sincerely concerned

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

  • Sincerely concerned

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