Jim Parsons Shares What It’s like For Gay Men To Fall In Love And Marry

Jim Parsons stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to chat on the upcoming seasons of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon. But before chatting into “sitcom land,” Colbert asked about Parsons’ recent marriage to longtime bf, Todd, and why – other than legal reasons – they waited so long to marry.

Parsons was quite thoughtful in his reply.

“I didn’t really think we cared about the act of it that much, to be honest with you. And that sounds cold in a way, but I finally thought…well, let’s have a party then for the celebration of, and we’ll go ahead and legalize this thing. And I really thought it would kind of end at that, a party feel but it was so much more meaningful in the moment to me than I predicted. And it’s been resonantly more meaningful to me afterward than I ever saw coming. I’d been an adult gay person for so long at a time when that wasn’t possible that life was ‘fine,’ you know what I mean?”

I can honestly say I had very similar feelings about getting married before hot hubby Michael and I tied the knot.

When I was actually saying marriage vows to Michael was a moment the depth and gravity of our relationship took yet another step forward that was deeply emotional – in every good way possible.

Watch Parsons talk on marriage (and sitcoms) below.