The hopes of fans in love with Big Bang Theory’s Dr. Sheldon Cooper have been dealt a huge blow after it was announced that Jim Parsons, the actor who created the unique character, is not a bachelor anymore.
Parsons, 44, married his long-time boyfriend Todd Spiewak in the Rainbow Room, a New York City fine dining establishment last weekend according to Page Six. The news was later confirmed by Parsons’ representative. The couple have been together for 14 years.
The news comes right after Sheldon, the character played by Parsons on the Big Bang Theory, proposed to his on-screen girlfriend during the show’s season 10 finale.
The Texas-born actor and his co-stars Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki are reportedly some of the highest-paid television stars in the United States earning an estimated $900,000 per episode.
Asked about a possible marriage to Spiewak back in 2015, Parsons said he had “grown more interested in the idea and certainly supportive of the notion.”
“I don’t know – I guess I kind of think so but there’s no date in the book or ring on the finger,” the actor said back then, during a guest appearance on The View talk show.