â€œThe Big Bang Theoryâ€ star Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom, decided to casually come out of the closet as a gay man in new profile published byÂ Patrick Healy for the New York Times on Wednesday (May 23).
The 39 year-old actor, who played Tommy Boatwright, a young gay activist in â€œThe Normal Heartâ€ last year, is described as a â€œgay and in a 10-year relationship.â€
“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,” according to the NY Times profile.
Jimâ€™s rep had no comment. And itâ€™s not like the actorâ€™s sexual orientation was a big secret. Jim will soon return to the Broadway stage as Elwood P. Dowd in the upcoming play â€œHarvey.â€