May 14 (UPI) — Jim Parsons, star of the CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” married longtime partner Todd Spiewak on Saturday night at the Rainbow Room in New York City, his publicist confirmed.
The couple celebrated their 14th anniversary in November with Parsons saying on Instagram: “I met this guy… 14 years ago today and it was the best thing that ever happened to me, no contest.”
He said during an interview last year with James Lipton on “Inside the Actors Studio” that coming out was a “wonderful” gift.
“I never had a coming out piece, I just didn’t mention it,” Parsons said. “I took Todd with me to events…and then finally one day while working on Harvey I did a piece with Patrick Healy for The New York Times and he just point-blank asked, ‘Was working on ‘The Normal Heart’ meaningful to you as a gay man?’ And I was like, ‘Well, yeah. Yeah.’ And what a wonderful … I can’t tell you what a wonderful thing that was, what a gift he gave me with one question. It was suddenly out there and official.”
Ironically, Thursday’s Season 10 finale of “The Big Bang Theory” featured a marriage proposal from Parsons’ character Sheldon — to Mayim Bialik‘s character Amy.
Parsons has won four Emmys for his portrayal of Sheldon.