He stars in the play “Harvey,” which opens on June 14.
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You may or may not know this, but my current favorite show is The Big Bang Theory (see here, here, here, and here). In addition, I love Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the show. So I was quite ecstatic when i read that Jim Parsons has revealed he is gay and in a committed relationship in a new interview. I am even more in love with Parsons now then I was before.
Writes Healy: '"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."
Parsons and Spiewak
Parsons' sexuality has been the source of media speculation for several years. Though the Times doesn't identify Parsons' partner, the actor thanked Todd Spiewak during a 2010 Emmy Award acceptance speech. He has shown up to awards shows and made public theater contributions together with Spiewak, reportedly an art director, on several previous occasions.
The National Enquirer also reported that Parsons and Spiewak were at one time engaged and planning a Massachusetts-based Christmas wedding, which has since allegedly been called off because Parsons doesn't want children. None of this has ever been confirmed nor denied by Parsons' representatives, who have continually declined to speak about their client's sexuality, according to AfterElton.
I am very proud of Jim Parsons. He's such a great actor and deserves every Emmy that he receives. Congratulations Jim, I love you man. I wish you many, may years of continued success.