12 Things You Didn’t Know About Jim Parsons And Todd Spiewak’s Relationship
Jim Parsons is one of the most talented actors on TV and has found incredible success through his starring role as Sheldon Cooper on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. Despite being at the top of TV fame, Parsons was remarkably skilled at keeping his personal life out of the spotlight and it wasn’t until 2012 that he publicly confirmed his relationship with his boyfriend of many years, Todd Spiewak. The adorable duo have since been more open about their relationship, and have shared many amazing photos of their life together and finally tied the knot in 2017! Get to know the couple better with these 12 things you never knew about Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak’s relationship:
12. How They Met
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak met in mid-November 2002 thanks to a blind date set up by two important women in their lives. Spiewak’s boss at the time along with Parsons’ best friend from grad school decided the two would be a pretty good match so they set the two up on a date at a karaoke bar. Spiewak was working as a graphic designer in advertising at the time and Parsons was working on his acting resume, and despite Parsons not being a huge karaoke fan, there was an undeniable chemistry between the two. Spiewak said their connection “was pretty quick” and even sang Cher’s “I Found Someone” that night. In 2016, Parsons celebrated their 14th anniversary by sharing a photo of the two back then, and writing, “I met this guy (the one with the mic) 14 years ago today and it was the best thing that ever happened to me, no contest. One of his greatest gifts to me is that he no longer takes me to sing karaoke. Also, I believe this was a selfie with an actual camera, as our phones couldn’t do that back then hahaha! #todd #anniversary.”
11. Coming Out
As he shot to international fame in 2007 as the first season of The Big Bang Theory aired, Jim Parsons was one of the most talked about actors in the industry, and through all of his publicity, he never talked about his personal life. Although he wasn’t in the closet, Parsons never spoke about his sexuality and it wasn’t until 2012 that he confirmed he was gay in an interview with the The New York Times. “Finally one day while working on Harvey [the play] 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,” Parsons said of the avenue in which he publicly came out to fans.