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Jim Parsons: 'Gay & In A 10-Year Relationship'

Jim Parsons arrives at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on September 18, 2011 -- Getty ImagesJim Parsons arrives at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on September 18, 2011 -- Getty Images

Jim Parsons has kept his personal life private over the years, but in a new interview with the New York Times, the newspaper reported the "Big Bang Theory" star acknowledged he is gay and in a long term relationship.

In an interview to promote his role in the play "Harvey," Patrick Healey of the New York Times wrote that Parsons mentioned his relationship in the interview.

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"'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," Healey wrote in the piece, however no quotes from the actor accompanied the story.

Parsons previously thanked Todd Spiewack, the man whom many publications, including The Advocate, note is his partner, when he won a Golden Globe in 2011.

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A rep for Parsons was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access Hollywood.

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