Last night at the GSLEN Respect Awards, Jim Parsons made his first official appearance with his boyfriend of 10 years Todd Spiewak. The two were there to accept their Inspiration Award at the ceremony.
Parsons, best known for his role as Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, opened up about his relationship with graphic designer Spiewak during his acceptance speech. According to E! Online, Parsons said, “I’ve never considered my relationship with Todd to be an act of activism. Rather simply, it’s an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs [out]—a regular life, boring love.” He continued to thank his friends and family for all their support.
Parsons even admitted to Us Weekly, “It was surprising to hear that we were getting an inspiration award. We feel very average, we feel very normal.”
Although Parsons rarely discusses his relationship with Spiewak in public, he recently thanked his boyfriend at the 2013 Emmys and called him “his favorite person on the planet,” according to Us Weekly. Parsons received the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.