'Gomer Pile' actor Jim Nabors marries longtime partner

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. actor Jim Nabors married his longtime partner Stan Cadwallader in a quiet, intimate ceremony in Seattle, Washington on January 15.

According to E! News, news of the nuptials was first confirmed by Hawaii News Now.

The 82-year-old actor spoke Hawaii News stating, "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. 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."

Nabors informed that the two wed at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, just weeks after gay marriage was legalized in the state.

β€œIt's pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you've been together 38 years, I think something's got to happen there, you've got to solidify something,” the former Andy Griffith Show star explained. β€œ And at my age, it's probably the best thing to do."



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