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Jim Parsons shares sweet story about his husband inspiring him to come out

Jim Parsons shares sweet story about his husband inspiring him to come out

Jim Parsons has revealed that it was meeting his husband Todd that caused him to come out to his family.

‘No offence to the lovely men I dated before Todd, but somewhere deep inside, I immediately knew that there was no choice left but to deal with this,’ he told Variety.

‘Because to not let them in on this person I had met was to officially start putting up these lifelong barriers,’ he furthermore added.

‘If you still have a problem with gay people, you directly have a problem with me’

Also elaborating on life since coming out, he added: ‘Once it was out in the public, I was like, “Well, f— you! If you still have a problem with gay people, you directly have a problem with me.” Being a full-fledged member of it and claiming it, there was just an elation there, and there still is!

‘I still feel it. It’s a huge relief, and it’s also really nice to sometimes be able to feel righteous anger.’

Jim and Todd tied the knot in May 2017.

As well as iconic comedy The Big Bang Theory, Jim is of course known for roles in films like Hidden Figures and Home.

This year, he also appeared in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile alongside High School Musical star Zac Efron.

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