In an appearance on The Ellen Show earlier today, Jim Parsons talked about how strange it is to be part of a gay couple at his age. Parsons is married to Todd Spiewak.
Parsons has been with the art director for 16 years now. The couple waited for 15 years after they met to get married. Parsons said earlier that having been with Spiewak for that long, the couple did not understand the value of marriage and did not feel the need to legalize their relationship. They finally did decide to go through with the ceremony, though, and got married on May 13, 2017.
In the interview, Ellen asked Parsons how it felt now that he had crossed his one year anniversary. Parsons explained that he found it extremely weird that his relationship with his husband was only a year old on paper, because the couple have been together for so much longer.
He said, “It’s such a weird thing being a gay couple, well, at my age. You couldn’t get married and so now this is our 16th year together but it’s our first year.”
He also said he did not like the fact that he had to revert back to paper in the list of anniversary presents. “That’s bull***t. I want gold,” he said, referencing the fact that the couple have actually been together for much longer and giving each other paper seems a thing of the past.
Ellen then shared her own experiences on the subject, saying she finds a similar confusion in her relationship with her wife, Portia DeRossi. The couple have been together for 13 years and have been married for almost 10 of them. Although the scale of difference is much lesser than Parsons, Ellen said she feels in her mind that she has been married much longer than she actually has.
Both Parsons and Ellen reflected on how they lost track of time in their respective relationships. When Ellen said that she had been married for almost 10 years, Parsons said, “Wow, I didn’t realize it’s been that long.”
Ellen replied, “I know. I didn’t either. It moves along.”
Parsons said, “God, time does fly when you’re having fun.”
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Jim Parsons’ new movie, A Kid Like Jake, opened on June 1.