Appearing last week on ABC's The
Talk, actor Jim Parsons revealed the “silver lining” in not
being able to marry his husband when they met.
The 44-year-old Parsons is best known
for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
In May, Parsons married his longtime
boyfriend Todd Spiewak, a graphic designer, at the Rainbow Room in
New York City.
Parsons told the co-hosts that he
initially thought of the wedding more as a 15 year anniversary and
was surprised to find out that it felt like something new.
“The thing I remember most, in all
honesty, is just the general surprising feeling I had – 'cause it
really was a 15 year thing where, you know, when we're first together
marriage wasn't a possibility for us, then it was, and we were like,
'Do we need it?' And then when we said, 'Well okay let's do it,' it
really felt to me more of an exciting cap of 15 years. This is good
to have a party. It was that in a way, but it was the part that
surprised me, the thing I remember most, is that it really felt like
a whole new chapter was beginning,” Parsons
“And I did not see that coming. I
“And in that weird way, not having
being able to get married ended up being sort of a back-handed silver
lining. Now we have this opportunity to go, 'Oh yeah, I really do
like you a lot. Let's keep going.' The whole thing was really fun,”
In 2014, Ellen DeGeneres advised
Parsons to get hitched.
DeGeneres advises Jim Parsons to get married, play tennis.)