Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Photo: Gay Jim Nabors Marries Longtime Partner

News outlets are reporting that legendary TV star Jim Nabors has married his longtime gay partner in Washington state (Seattle) where gay marriage is now legal.

Nabors who starred in The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle USMC lives in Hawaii with his partner Stan Cadwallader. Nabors is 82 and his partner, a former Honolulu firefighter is 64.

The couple met in 1975.

Nabors says he’s been open about his homosexuality to co-workers and friends but never acknowledged it to the media before.

He's explained to friends that when two people have been together so long it's just "natural" that they would want to formalize their relationship.

"I'm 82 and he's in his 60s and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing, it's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody," Nabors said. "I'm very happy that I've had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed. And, what can I tell you, I'm just very happy."

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